Ryan Fitzpatrick, one of the great backups in NFL history, appears to be retiring

By , Audacy Sports

Ryan Fitzpatrick -- one of the greatest backup quarterbacks in NFL history -- appears to be retiring.

Former NFL running back Fred Jackson tweeted out a text message from Fitzpatrick, which does seem to be a retirement message to his former teammates:

A seventh-round pick out of Harvard by the St. Louis Rams in the 2005 NFL Draft, Fitzpatrick appeared in parts of 17 seasons. "Fitzmagic" had stints with the Rams, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, Houston Texans, New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins and Washington Commanders.

Fitzpatrick appeared in 55 games for the Bills between 2009 and 2012, a period in which he often started at quarterback for Buffalo. But a career that saw him toss 223 touchdown passes to 169 interceptions also featured him becoming a fan favorite with the Jets, Buccaneers and Dolphins.

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