For the first time during his seven-year NFL career, Ryan Fitzpatrick enters a season as the starting quarterback for an NFL team.
The reality is, however, it probably should’ve happened a year ago. Not because Fitzpatrick was a prodigy or a star in waiting, but because for reasons that will likely remain unknown from not until kingdom come, Trent Edwards “won” the starting quarterbacking job in 2010. My guess is head coach Chan Gailey would like to hit the re-do button on that decision.
But that was then and this is now. This is Fitzpatrick’s team from the get-go.
He was reduced to cheerleader the first two games of last season. The Bills put their fans to sleep with an opening day 15-10 loss against Miami, then went to Green Bay and got trounced 34-7 by the eventual Super Bowl champion Packers. Soon after, the Bills benched Edwards and released him not longer after that signaling they’d given up on him and turned the reigns over to Fitzpatrick.
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