Ryan Fitzpatrick was shirtless at Bills’ wild-card game as a fan
Ryan Fitzpatrick’s 2021 season didn’t go as planned for him or the Washington Football Team. Fitzpatrick’s season ended in the second quarter of Week 1 after just six passing attempts for 13 yards.
A hip injury landed Fitzpatrick on injured reserve, but there was hope he’d return for the second half of the season. The injury didn’t heal as quickly as hoped, and Washington sidelined the 39-year-old quarterback for the season.
Fitzpatrick wasn’t in Ashburn for last week’s locker clean-out day, or, at least, he wasn’t available to the media.
But, five days later, we finally have a Fitzpatrick sighting: In Buffalo, for the Bills’ home wild-card game against the Patriots sitting amongst the crowd, as a fan — shirtless.
Check it out.
Ryan Fitzpatrick: Forever a member of Bills mafia
(📸: @teeforton) pic.twitter.com/cgAyBUKFRo
— PFF (@PFF) January 16, 2022
Fitzpatrick, who has played for nine teams, spent four seasons in Buffalo — the most time he has spent with any team. Even though Buffalo released Fitzpatrick in 2013, he remains beloved in Buffalo.
Fitzpatrick has made it no secret he, too, loves Buffalo.
It’s unfortunate Washington fans didn’t get the full Fitzpatrick experience in 2021 for various reasons. He would’ve given Washington’s passing offense more life, the media more soundbites and the fans more reasons to love him.
Here are more pictures from Fitzpatrick’s Saturday night in Buffalo.
The People’s Champ: Ryan Fitzpatrick.
(Fitz was in our section and was incredibly kind and took photos with every single person who asked. Like all of us, Fitz just wanted to see his Bills win big tonight. Fitz!) #GoBills🦬 pic.twitter.com/1POVstE77A
— Adam Sassone 🦬 (@BuffaloAdam) January 16, 2022
Once a Bill, forever a Legend.
Eric Wood & Ryan Fitzpatrick reunite!🤝#BillsMafia | #NFLbrotherhood pic.twitter.com/oaYzgv4MUy
— Bills Legends Community (@BillsLegends) January 16, 2022
@KyleBrandt @gmfb Hey Kyle you need to talk about how Ryan Fitzpatrick (Fitzmagic) still returned to Buffalo to sit in the stands and watch the Bills play last night. There is something about the connection between #BillsMafia and the players. pic.twitter.com/9snmhBhAlh
— H.C.Sprung 🇨🇦 (@XxCarsten72xX) January 16, 2022
It was nice to see a happy and healthy Fitzpatrick after a difficult 2021 season.