Ryan Joseph Fitzpatrick, an American football quarterback who spent 17 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), was born on November 24, 1982. Fitzpatrick started as quarterback for nine different clubs during his career, which is the most in league history.
He’s also the first player in NFL history to have thrown a touchdown pass and an interception for eight separate teams. Fitzpatrick was drafted in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the St.
Louis Rams after playing college football at Harvard and became the school’s first quarterback to sprint for 1,000 yards. He spent four seasons with the Buffalo Bills, and his only two winning seasons were with the New York Jets in 2015 and the Miami Dolphins in 2020.
He also became the first NFL quarterback to throw for over 400 yards in three consecutive games while with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2018.
Fitzpatrick earned the nicknames “Fitzmagic” and “Fitztragic” for his competitive but uneven performances. He has the most career throwing yards and touchdowns among NFL quarterbacks who have never played in the postseason.
College Education of Ryan Fitzpatrick
Fitzpatrick made five starts for the Crimson as a backup for Neil Rose during the 2001 and 2002 seasons while studying economics at Harvard. He threw for 1,155 yards, eight touchdowns, and no interceptions in 2002. That year, he also rushed for 523 yards and five touchdowns.
Following Rose’s graduation in 2003, Fitzpatrick took over the starting job. Fitzpatrick threw for 1,770 yards, 16 touchdowns, and eight interceptions in seven games as a junior. He also led his club to a 7–3 record by rushing for 430 yards and six rushing touchdowns.
Fitzpatrick won the George H. “Bulger” Lowe Award and was named the Ivy League Player of the Year in 2004 after accumulating 1,986 yards, 13 touchdowns, and six interceptions. He also led Harvard to a perfect 10–0 record and the Ivy League title.
With 448 rushing yards and five touchdowns, he finished second on the team.
Fitzpatrick completed 384 of 641 passes (59.9%) for 5,234 yards, 39 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions in his career. In 30 games, he accumulated 1,487 yards and 16 touchdowns on 365 carries (4.1 average) and totaled 6,721 yards, an average of 224.0 yards per game.
He is only surpassed by Neil Rose (5,949 yards, 41 touchdowns, 455 completions, 62.4 percent, 1998–2002) on Harvard’s career list for pass completions, touchdowns, yards passing, and pass completion %. His 641 pass attempts rank fourth all-time at the school.
Mike Giardi (1991–1993) had 1,005 total plays for 6,519 yards in total offense, while Rose had 1,006 total plays for 6,721 yards in total offense. He was also the first quarterback in school history to rush for over 1,000 yards in his career.
Professional Life of Ryan Fitzpatrick
Fitzpatrick, like other new NFL rookies, took the Wonderlic test. Fitzpatrick finished the test in nine minutes, according to speculations, with a perfect score of 50. However, according to a 2005 story in The Wall Street Journal, Fitzpatrick received a 48, which is still considered very high.
While Fitzpatrick’s exact score is unknown, he has admitted to leaving at least one question unanswered, making 49 his maximum possible score. Fitzpatrick currently holds the record for the highest Wonderlic test score among NFL quarterbacks.
Pat McInally, a wide receiver/punter who spent his whole career with the Cincinnati Bengals, was the only player to receive a verified perfect score on the Wonderlic.
Titans of Tennessee
Fitzpatrick signed a two-year contract with the Tennessee Titans on March 18, 2013. Due to an injury in the third quarter, he replaced Jake Locker for the Titans in Week 4. In a 38–13 win over the New York Jets, Fitzpatrick completed three of his eight throws for 108 yards, including a 77-yard touchdown strike to Nate Washington.
Fitzpatrick appeared in 11 games, nine of which he started. He concluded the season as the starting quarterback with a 3–6 record, defeating division rivals the Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans in the final two games.
He threw for 2,454 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions throughout the season.
Texans of Houston
Fitzpatrick signed a two-year contract with the Houston Texans on March 18, 2014. On June 17, 2014, he was designated the Texans’ starting quarterback by new head coach Bill O’Brien, however, on November 5, 2014, he was relegated to second on the depth chart and replaced by Ryan Mallett.
Mallett tore his pectoral muscle on November 23, 2014, and Fitzpatrick was promoted to starter.
Fitzpatrick set a franchise record with six touchdowns and 358 yards passing in a 45–21 win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 13 with no interceptions and a 147.5 passer rating. For his performance against the Titans, he was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
What Is Ryan Fitzpatrick’s Net Worth?
Ryan Fitzpatrick’s net worth, salary, and earnings over his career: Ryan Fitzpatrick is a professional football player from the United States with a net worth of $30 million. Ryan Fitzpatrick was born in November 1982 in Gilbert, Arizona. He attended Gilbert Highland High School and was a quarterback.
Fitzpatrick was selected Ivy League Player of the Year and first-team All-Ivy League in 2004 while playing collegiate football at Harvard. The St. Louis Rams selected him #250 overall in the 2005 NFL Draft. From 2005 to 2006, Ryan Fitzpatrick was a member of the Rams.
From 2007 to 2008, he was a member of the Cincinnati Bengals, and from 2009 to 2012, he was a member of the Buffalo Bills. In 2013, Fitzpatrick was a member of the Tennessee Titans, and in 2014, he was a member of the Houston Texans.
Before joining the Miami Dolphins in 2019, he played for the New York Jets from 2015 to 2016 and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2017 to 2018.
The Team Representing Washington in Football
On March 18, 2021, Fitzpatrick became a member of the Washington Football Team after signing a contract with the team for one year. He got off to a good start in the first game of the 2021 season, but in the second quarter, he sustained a hip subluxation.
which led to his being placed on injured reserve and missing the rest of the season. It was the first time in his career that Fitzpatrick did not throw a touchdown pass or an interception pass for a team that he played for, as Fitzpatrick only spent a short time with the Washington Redskins.