Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick reportedly chose to retire from the NFL, which would end a 17-year career on the Goodell circuit.
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His former Buffalo Bills teammate Fred Jackson has alerted many journalists by relaying a message from the principal concerned on social networks; the short missive from 'Fitzmagic' was simply to express his appreciation for a fabulous career in professional football.
Fitzpatrick has worn nine teams. Last year, he ended up in Washington and played the first game of the campaign. However, a hip injury ruined his plans for the rest of the season. The 39-year-old became a free agent after the playoffs, but no organization showed interest in him. Also, a return to the U.S. capital was off the cards after the Commanders acquired Carson Wentz over the winter.
In 166 games, Fitzpatrick had 34,990 passing yards and 223 touchdowns, while passing 169 interceptions.