Ryan Fitzpatrick May Have Just Unofficially Retired ... Via Text

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Ryan Fitzpatrick May Have Just Unofficially Retired … Via Text

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Ryan Fitzpatrick won’t be remembered as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, but he’ll undoubtedly be recognized as one of the most intriguing signal-callers. The 39-year-old quarterback hasn’t officially retired, but he apparently sent a text message to his former teammate, Fred Jackson, that certainly seems like Fitzpatrick is leaning towards hanging ’em up.

Jackson posted a screenshot of a text message from Fitzpatrick that contained a message that read, “forever grateful for the magical ride.” Jackson’s tweet featured a caption in response that read, “congrats on a Helluva career, Fitzy!! Loved sharing the field with you!! The gratitude is all mine!!”


Fitzpatrick started 147 games at quarterback for nine different NFL teams. Fitzpatrick made 53 starts for the Bills, 27 for the Jets, 20 for the Dolphins, 12 for the Bengals, 12 for the Texans, 10 for the Buccaneers, nine for the Titans, three for the Rams, and one for Washington.

If Fitzpatrick ends his career, he’ll finish with 34,990 passing yards, 223 touchdowns, and 169 interceptions.

But, if Ryan Fitzpatrick is your thing, you might be in luck! This afternoon, NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported that Fitzpatrick is in talks with Amazon for a key role in their new Thursday Night Football broadcast this season.

Plenty more outfits like these coming to a TV near you? I sure hope so.

Author: Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick is a Staff Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKFlowers.