After a profession that spanned 17 years and 9 groups, former Bucs quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is retiring.
Fred Jackson, a former teammate of Fitzpatrick’s, tweeted the next on Thursday afternoon:
Fitzpatrick’s time in Tampa Bay was eventful. He signed with the staff in 2017 to again up third-year quarterback Jameis Winston. Whereas Winston handled an harm at totally different occasions within the season, the bearded veteran stepped in. In six video games (three begins), he threw for 1,103 yards and 7 touchdowns to a few interceptions whereas finishing 96 of his 163 go makes an attempt (58.9%).
Whereas Winston served a three-game suspension to start out the 2018 season, Fitzpatrick was electrical. He threw for 417 yards and 4 touchdowns on 21-of-28 passing in a 48-40 highway win over New Orleans to start out the season.
The subsequent week, in a 27-21 win over the Eagles, he accomplished 27 of his 33 passes for 402 yards, 4 touchdowns and an interception. That earned him his second straight NFC Offensive Participant of the Week Award.
And whereas Tampa Bay misplaced his third begin — 30-27 at dwelling to Pittsburgh — he turned the primary quarterback in NFL historical past to throw for 400 yards in three consecutive video games.
Winston ultimately stepped again into the beginning function in 2018, however “FitzMagic” made one other cameo later within the season because the younger quarterback struggled. On the entire, the Harvard man totaled 2,366 yards and 17 touchdowns to 12 interceptions in eight video games (seven begins).
Following the 2018 season, Fitzpatrick spent two years in Miami earlier than ending his profession in 2021 with Washington. A Week 1 harm price him the remainder of his remaining season. Now, one of many extra distinctive careers in NFL historical past is over. And whereas Fitzpatrick’s time in Tampa was transient, it definitely left Bucs followers with loads of reminiscences.