The best record he had with the franchise was 6-10.
After a lengthy journey, the Harvard alumnus is retiring from the league and he has been a class act in doing so.
Tributes to the veteran play-caller also poured in, like this one by JacQuizz Rodgers.
He was well-loved not just in the locker room, but also by the fans.
Fitzpatrick gave them miraculous in-game moments that gave rise to his moniker “Fitzmagic.”
However, the Bills don’t want him to walk off into the sunset without a proper farewell.
#Bills GM Brandon Beane said they've had conversations with Ryan Fitzpatrick about signing a 1-day contract to officially retire as a Bill. But ultimately it will be Fitzpatrick's choice. "If it's something he wants to do, of course."
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) June 7, 2022
Pro Football Focus writer Ari Meirov tweeted, “#Bills GM Brandon Beane said they’ve had conversations with Ryan Fitzpatrick about signing a 1-day contract to officially retire as a Bill. But ultimately it will be Fitzpatrick’s choice. ‘If it’s something he wants to do, of course.'”
Buffalo is one of the nine NFL teams Fitzpatrick played for in his 17-year career.
It was also his longest tenure with a franchise.
Before joining the Bills, Fitzpatrick suited up for the then-St. Louis Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals.
After Buffalo, he played for Tennessee Titans, Houston Texans, New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Miami Dolphins.
Fitzpatrick’s last NFL stop was with Washington and it ended after he suffered a hip injury in Week 1 of the 2021 season.
Fitzpatrick Deserves To Be Honored
He may not have the individual achievements or playoff victories on his resume.
However, Fitzpatrick made a positive and lasting impact on those he played with.
That legacy deserves a proper sendoff, making the one-day contract with the Bills appropriate.
It’s a fitting end for one of the better personalities who graced the league.