Will Ryan Fitzpatrick sign a one-day contract with the Bills?

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Of the nine stops in his 17-year career, recently-retired quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick played the longest with the Bills. However, that relationship lasted a grand total of only four years.

So, now that he’s retired, will Fitzpatrick sign a ceremonial one-day deal in Buffalo?

Via Ryan Talbot of NYUp.com, Fitzpatrick recently addressed the question on the Bull in the Basement podcast.

I don’t know how any of that works,” Fitzpatrick said. “So I haven’t talked to anyone about it.”

He has said that Buffalo is his favorite NFL city. And he attended, shirtless, the 47-17 postseason blowout of the Patriots.

It Fitzpatrick ends up working for the Amazon Prime pregame show, he’ll be in New England on December 1 for a Bills-Patriots game. It remains to be seen whether he’ll be wearing a shirt.

26 responses to “Will Ryan Fitzpatrick sign a one-day contract with the Bills?

  1. He should sign a one day contract with the Patriots — the team who would have gotten the most out of him.

  2. I’d like to think he is HoF worthy, he QB’d some pretty bad teams and always put up decent numbers.
    I don’t recall any off field issues either. He also went to Harvard so I am sure he could be a CEO of a major corporation by now if decided that path.
    More Fitzmagic, Less Watson is what the leaugue needs.

  3. He should sign a one day contract with every team he’s played for.

  4. Fitz has always said Buffalo was his favorite city he played for, even while playing for other teams. It would make sense to retire a Bill.

  5. “He should sign a one day contract with the Patriots — the team who would have gotten the most out of him.”
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    Huh?

    That makes no sense, on any level.

  6. Please make this happen. Buffalo is his truest home, and he’s beloved here.

  7. He should sign a one day contract with all the teams he’s NEVER played for. Cement his legacy as the Ultimate Journeyman!

  8. He’s not a HOFer by any stretch of the mind. Aside from that he goes down as one of the great competitors/teammates of his time in the league. The guy could will his team to victory, but he could also make the mistakes that made them lose. He was never really put in a position to succeed. Always a teams backup option but he made the most of it. He will be missed by fans and teammates and honestly that’s what it’s about. I’m glad I got to see some Fitzmagic as a fan.

  9. I’ve said for some time now that Fitz should take up coaching. Preferably with the Bills. I think he’d make a great QB coach and eventually an OC. Perhaps even a head coach down the line. He may not have always had the greatest talent, but he always had the smarts and knew what to do with the football.

  10. MortimerInMiami says:
    June 4, 2022 at 7:57 pm
    Makes sense since neither has ever won a championship.
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    Well he would have considered Miami but he wasn’t born the last time Miami won anything of significance. I don’t even think color tv was available back then but Hey! hold on to that. I’m sure Tua will bring you back to relevance.

  11. Yeah, let’s make a big deal out of a guy with 20 career wins in Buffalo. The bar has been set so high.

  12. Signing a one day contract seems dumb for the ultimate journeyman. Despite all the ballyhoo, Fitzpatrick was really just a guy.

  13. “Signing a one day contract seems dumb for the ultimate journeyman. Despite all the ballyhoo, Fitzpatrick was really just a guy.”
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    I think Bills fans feel differently about that. The playoff drought was a tough experience – but Fitz really brought some excitement to the team & city during that time. He’s definitely a sentimental fave from that time period for a lot of fans.

    We all loved seeing him at that freezing playoff game against the Pats, shirtless & hanging out w/ Bills fans. He’ll always be a Buffalo Bill to many of us.

  14. If they are going to do that, then they might as well bring in Stevie Johnson and sign them both together.
    They kind of both made each other during that period of time.

  15. He should sign a one year contract with Cincinnati. Hold the clip behind Burrow (we need a back up), and do a little retirement tour.

  16. I was actually hoping the #Bills would have taken a flyer on Fitzpatrick to back up Josh Allen for the 2022-2023 season… It never happened, but it would be awesome to see him sign a one day contract with Buffalo and retire a Bill. Good football player, even better guy. #GoBills

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