He played for nine teams in his 17-season career.
The Harvard alumnus recently announced his retirement after playing just one game for the Washington Football Team in 2021.
But of all the teams he played for, one franchise will be dear to his heart.
Ryan Fitzpatrick has nothing but love for Bills Mafia 💙❤️ pic.twitter.com/CBvh9rVxfO
— NFL (@NFL) June 8, 2022
Fitzpatrick said about the Buffalo Bills, “I don’t know that I’ve ever felt more at home in a stadium or with a fan base than I was in Buffalo. Those are my people.”
It’s hard to refute his statement because Bills fans are highly-regarded as one of the best in the league.
They are so passionate about their squad that they still came in droves even if they were not winning as many games as they are now.
They also engineered a donation drive for the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital.
To understand Fitzpatrick’s love for the Bills, he was shirtless while cheering for the squad during their Wild Card playoff victory over the New England Patriots.
His connection with the Bills led general manager Brandon Beane to float the idea of a one-day contract to retire as a Bill.
It’s up to Fitzpatrick if he will take the deal, but it looks like he will because of his affection for the squad he spent four seasons with.
A Glance At Fitzpatrick’s NFL Career
He spent two seasons with the then-St. Louis Rams after being drafted in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft.
After which he played for Cincinnati Bengals before signing with Buffalo.
After his stint with the Bills, Fitzpatrick joined the Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans on one-year deals.
He also spent time with the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Miami Dolphins before his stop in Washington.
He finished his career with 34,990 passing yards, 223 touchdowns, and a 60.7 percent completion percentage.