Ryan Fitzpatrick

Ryan Joseph Fitzpatrick, professionally known as Ryan Fitzpatrick is an American football player. He plays as a quarterback for the NFL team, Miami Dolphins. The St. Louis Rams drafted him 250th overall in the 2005 NFL Draft. He has played for eight NFL teams becoming the NFL quarterback to play for more teams. He has set several NFL records as well as franchise records. He was awarded the Ed Block Courage Award in 2015.

He played college football at Harvard University. He is a two-time Ivy League champion and was named Ivy League Player of the Year in 2004.

What is Ryan Fitzpatrick Known For?

The NFL quarterback to start for eight NFL teams.

The only player in NFL history to throw a touchdown pass with eight teams.

Where is Ryan Fitzpatrick From?

Ryan Fitzpatrick was born on 24 November 1982. His birth name is Ryan Joseph Fitzpatrick. His birth place is in Gilbert, Arizona in the United States. He holds an American nationality. He belongs to white ethnicity and his religion is Christianity. Information about his parents is not available. He has three siblings: Jason, Shaun, and Brandon.

Regarding his educational background, he attended Gilbert Highland High School in his hometown. He started playing football there. After graduating from high school, he committed to play collegiate football at Harvard University. He studied economics at Harvard.

He was a backup quarterback for the Harvard Crimsons. He had five starts during his rookie and sophomore years. He collected 1,155 yards, 8 touchdowns, and no interceptions in the 2002 season.

He became the starting quarterback for the 2003 season. He finished his junior year with 1,770 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions in 7 games. He also ran for 430 yards and 6 touchdowns in 2003. He led his team to a 7-3 record.

He led his team to a 10-0 record in the 2004 season, compiling 1,986 yards with 13 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. He led Harvard to the Ivy League Championship in 2004. He was a backup quarterback when Harvard won the Ivy League Championship in 2001. For his performance in the 2004 season, he was named the Ivy League Player of the Year in 2004. He was also awarded the George H. “Bulger” Lowe Award in 2004.

In his college career, he connected on 384 of 41 passes for 5,234 yards, 39 touchdowns, and 21 interceptions. He collected 1,487 yards with 16 scored on 365 carries and totaled 6,721 yards. He ranks second behind Neil Rose on Harvard’s career list for pass completions, touchdowns, yards passing, and pass completion percentage. He broke the old school record of 1,005 plays for 6,519 yards, set by Mike Giardi with 1,006 total plays for 6,721 yards.

NFL Career of Ryan Fitzpatrick

Ryan Fitzpatrick was selected in the fifth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He was drafted in the seventh round by the St. Louis Rams.

On July 18, 2005, he signed a three-year rookie deal with the Rams worth $953,000.

Behind Marc Bulger and Jamie Martin, he started his rookie season as the third-string quarterback.

On November 27, 2005, he made his professional regular-season debut against the Houston Texans. He was brought in as a late replacement for injured veteran Jamie Martin.

In four games with three starts, he ended his rookie season with 76 pass completions on 135 pass attempts for 777 passing yards, four touchdowns, and eight interceptions.

During the 2006 season, he only played in one game.

In the game, he took the place of Marc Bulger.

In September 2007, Fitzpatrick was traded to the Cincinnati Bengals for a seventh-round selection in the 2008 NFL Draft.

In his third NFL season, he did not get nearly as much playing time as he did in his first with the Bengals.

In 2008, he signed a one-year deal with the Bengals.

On September 28, 2008, he made his Bengals debut against the Cleveland Browns.

With 304 rushing yards, he finished the 2008 season third among quarterbacks in rushing yards.

On February 27, 2009, Fitzpatrick signed a three-year, $7.405 million deal with the Buffalo Bills.

On October 18, 2009, he made his Bills debut against the New York Jets.

He threw for 1,422 yards, nine touchdowns, and ten interceptions during the 2009 season.

During the 2010 season, he threw a touchdown pass in 13 straight games.

He threw for 3,832 yards, 24 touchdowns, and a league-leading 23 interceptions in 2011.

In 2012, he threw for 3,400 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 16 interceptions.

On March 12, 2013, the Bills released him.

On March 18, 2013, he signed a two-year deal with the Tennessee Titans.

In his first season with the Titans, he threw for 2,454 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions in 11 games.

Fitzpatrick was released by the Titans on March 14, 2014.

On March 18, 2014, he signed a two-year deal with the Houston Texans.

He was named the starting quarterback until November 2014, when he was demoted to the backup role.

In November of 2014, he ripped his pectoral muscle.

He had a 2,483-yard passing season in 2014, with 17 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

In March 2015, the Texans traded Fitzpatrick to the New York Jets in exchange for a conditional late-round draft selection in the 2015 NFL Draft.

On September 13, 2015, he made his first start for the Jets against the Cleveland Browns.

During the Week 8 game against the Oakland Raiders, he tore ligaments in his left thumb while scrambling.

In 2015, he started all 16 games and threw for 3,905 yards, 31 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions.

After the 2015 season, he became a free agent.

In July 2016, he agreed to a one-year contract extension with the Jets worth a guaranteed $12 million.

He threw for 2,710 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions during the 2016 season.

After his contract was voided in February 2017, he became a free agent.

In May 2017, he signed a one-year deal worth $3 million with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Against the New York Jets in Week 10, he made his first start for the Buccaneers.

He threw for 1,103 yards, seven touchdowns, and three interceptions in 2017.

In March 2018, he agreed to a one-year contract extension with the Buccaneers.

He was named the starting quarterback for the 2018 season.

He threw for 2,366 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions during the 2018 season. He ran for 152 yards and two touchdowns on 36 carries.

In March 2019, he agreed to a two-year, $11 million deal with the Miami Dolphins.

To begin the 2019 season, he was named the starting quarterback.

He had 3,529 passing yards, 20 passing touchdowns, and 13 interceptions in the 2019 season. He ran for 243 yards and four touchdowns on the field.

In 2019, he was named the Miami Dolphins’ team MVP.

For the 2020 season, he was named the Dolphins’ starting quarterback.

Ryan Fitzpatrick (Ryan Fitzpatrick) Records in the NFL

During one season, the most consecutive regular-season games with at least two touchdown passes in one stadium: 9. (MetLife Stadium, 2015)

Ivy League graduates with the most career touchdown passes: 214

First quarterback to start a game with six different teams against one opponent (Jacksonville Jaguars) (St. Louis Rams, Buffalo Bills, Houston Texans, New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins)
The first quarterback to throw four touchdown passes against five opposing teams in a single game (Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, Houston Texans, New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
With six different teams, he is the first quarterback to start and win against the same opponent (the Jacksonville Jaguars).

Over two weeks, a team has the most touchdown passes of at least 50 yards – four (tied with Joe Namath)

Most games with 400 yards passing and four touchdowns in a row to start a season – 2 (2018)

Three games in a row with 400 yards passing to start a season – a record (2018)

Three games in a row of 400 yards passing – (2018)

In a single season, the most games with at least 400 passing yards – four (tied with Peyton Manning and Dan Marino)

Franchise reports for the Buffalo Bills

98 yards is the longest touchdown pass thrown by a Bills team (against Jacksonville Jaguars on November 22, 2009)
Franchise records for the Texans

Six passing touchdowns in a single game is a record (against Tennessee Titans on November 30, 2014)
Records for the Jets’ franchise

In a single season, he has the most passing touchdowns with 31. (2015)

Records for the Buccaneers franchise

Only quarterback in NFL history to throw for 400 yards in three consecutive weeks: Weeks 1–3, 2018.

Only quarterback to throw for 400 yards in a season four times: 4 (2018)

In a season, the most consecutive weeks with a passer rating of at least 140.0: 2 (2018)

In the first three weeks of a season, the most touchdown passes were thrown: 11. (2018)

In a season, the most games with at least four touchdown passes are: 3 (2018)

Ryan Fitzpatrick has received several awards and accolades.

NFL Rookie of The Week (Week 12, 2005)

AFC Offensive Player of the Month (September 2011)

5× AFC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 13, 2014; Week 14, Week 16, 2015; Week 2, 2016; Week 16, 2019)

3× NFC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 12, 2005; Week 1, 2018; Week 2, 2018)

2× FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week (Week 13, 2014; Week 1, 2018)

Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Week (Week 16, 2015)

Ed Block Courage Award (2015)

Miami Dolphins team MVP (2019)

Ryan Fitzpatrick Height

Ryan Fitzpatrick stands at a height of 1.91 m i.e. 6 feet and 3 inches tall. He has a body weight of 228 lbs i.e. 103 kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is blue and his hair color is dark brown. He is known for his long beard. He started growing his beard while at Buffalo. He joking refers to himself as “the Amish Rifle”. His sexual orientation is straight.

Ryan Fitzpatrick Wife

Ryan Fitzpatrick is a married man. He is married to Liza Barber. The two tied a knot to each other in 2006. Together, the couple has 7 children. They are sons, Tate and Brady, and daughters, Zoey, Maizy, and Lucy. The names of two of his children are not available at present. He never removes his wedding ring, he wears it during games as well.

Ryan Fitzpatrick net worth

Ryan Fitzpatrick earns from his professional career as a football player. His income comes from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the 2005 NFL Draft and signed a three-year rookie contract for $953,000 in July 2005. Since then, he has played for 8 NFL teams. He signed a $7.405 million contract with Buffalo Bills in February 2009. He later signed 6-year contract extension with the Bills worth $59 million including a $10 million signing bonus in October 2011. He signed a one-year contract extension with the Jets for fully guaranteed $12 million in July 2016.

As a free agent in 2017, he signed a one-year contract worth $3 million with the Buccaneers in May 2017. He signed a one-year contract extension with the Buccaneers in March 2018. He signed a two-year contract for $11 million with the Miami Dolphins in March 2019. He has an annual salary of $5.5 million at present. He has made his fortune from his professional career as a football player. At present, his net worth is estimated at around $25 million.

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