Ryan Fitzpatrick has played for seven different NFL teams, but when his career is over, he wants to be remembered most for his time with the Buffalo Bills.
â€śWhen we were in Arizona they did a ceremony at my high school at halftime and I was involved in it and they asked me for a photo from my NFL days,â€ť Fitzpatrick said during an interview on Monday with News Sports Columnists Bucky Gleason and Jerry Sullivan on their weekly radio show on 1270 The Fan.
â€śSo Iâ€™m sitting there and I have seven different teams to choose a jersey from. There was this overwhelming feeling that if I was going to be recognized for my NFL career, then I wanted to have a Buffalo Bills jersey on the banner that they hung up. I think that for me that said a lot about the people that I cared about, my experience when I was there, how great the fans were, and how close to my heart that experience in Buffalo was.â€ť
Fitzpatrick talked about the possibility of playing against his former team this coming week now that Buccaneers starter Jameis Winston is dealing with a shoulder injury.
â€śIâ€™m not sure yet. I think heâ€™s got to get evaluated and figure it out, but itâ€™s a position Iâ€™ve been in many times before,â€ť Fitzpatrick said. â€śI just watched the Cincinnati game. And even just looking at, who do I recognize? Thereâ€™s Kyle Williams, old faithful, the old man, and Marcell (Dareus), and after that, I donâ€™t know if I know any of those guys out there.â€ť
Fitzpatrick also discussed his decision to keep playing after a â€śtough yearâ€ť with the Jets, whether he is concerned about concussions, and the NFL record he recently set.
â€śThey said I set a record for throwing a touchdown for seven different teams,â€ť Fitzpatrick said. â€śI immediately said I must have the record for throwing an interception for seven different teams, too.â€ť
News Sports Writer Mike Harrington also called in from Nevada to discuss the Sabres' early season performance.
For the full show, check out the Facebook Live stream:
00:00-17:15: Recap injuries and upsets on NFL Sunday without Bills game
21:30-37:30: Interview with Ryan Fitzpatrick
41:00-56:00: Is it appropriate for reporters to call coaches â€śCoach?"
59:30-1:16:15: Interview with Mike Harrington
1:20:45-1:37:00: Talk about Tyrod Taylor and whether the Bills should have drafted Deshaun Watson
1:40:30-1:57:00: Discussion of UBâ€™s injured quarterbacks and poor attendance at home games