Ryan Fitzpatrick having hip surgery, out for 2021

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The chances of Washington quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick returning to the field this season have changed from slim to none.

Fitzpatrick is having arthroscopic hip surgery and will not play again in 2021, according to multiple reports.

Washington signed Fitzpatrick to a one-year, $10 million contract and he suffered the hip injury in the first game of the season. That forced Washington to turn to Taylor Heinicke, who has not been great but has played well enough recently that it’s unlikely they would have gone back to Fitzpatrick even if he were healthy enough to play.

The 39-year-old Fitzpatrick will be a free agent in March and will likely have some teams interested in signing him as a backup, but no one is going to give him $10 million to be a starter again.

9 responses to “Ryan Fitzpatrick having hip surgery, out for 2021

  1. As a Dolphin fan wish him well. He was the heart and soul of the team in 2019 and instrumental in four of the five wins.
    In 2020 he mentored Tua.
    Always left everything on the field.
    Always believed he would be great in the broadcast booth but wish him the best of luck whatever he does.

  2. Not been great, taylor has been a top 10 qb this year. Better than many qbs getting paid approx 20 to 30 times more. You’d be hard pressed to find a qb better than him in today’s climate.

  3. Sorry to hear this. I think this was the same injury that ended Bo Jackson’s career. Wishing Fitzmagic a full recovery.

  4. What a bummer for Fitz magic. We love him in TB always a great, true pro, never complains. I wish him a full, speedy, recovery.

  5. Hate to see Fitz possibly have to retire…always enjoyed watching him play with average talent around him….but ya got say ,getting that last 10 million in the bank is sweet.

  6. I am genuinely curious as to who thought it would be a good idea to sign Fitzpatrick as a starter?

  7. As a Dolphins fan, I respect the heck out of him.

    As a Dolphins fan, I am glad he’s not a Dolphin.

    As a human being, I hope he retires because he doesn’t belong on an NFL playing field.

  8. The Hardvard-educated Fitzpatrick will be collecting $8m per year as a backup for many more years to come. Then ESPN.

  9. Damn. I was looking forward to a season of the Fitzmagic experience firsthand. Oh well… Wish him best of luck. Long live the beard!

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