It would not matter what jersey Ryan Fitzpatrick wears when he performs the Jacksonville Jaguars. Take your decide of a half-dozen completely different group uniforms. All of them have led to 1 consequence: victory.
Fitzpatrick on Thursday night time grew to become the primary NFL participant since at the least 1950 to report at the least one victory for six completely different groups towards a single opponent, based on the Elias Sports Bureau. It was an accomplishment solely Fitzpatrick may obtain. After main the visiting Miami Dolphins to a 31-13 victory at TIAA Bank Field, the well-traveled quarterback has now defeated the Jaguars as a member of the Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, Houston Texans and New York Jets.
Fitzpatrick celebrated afterward by donning a paisley shirt that he left largely unbuttoned, exposing a thatch of chest hair that just about matched his overgrown beard. After an evening during which he accomplished 12 consecutive passes at one level, together with one to himself, he was clearly having fun with himself.
“Now being in Florida for going on four years [with the Dolphins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers],” Fitzpatrick mentioned, “and being the elder statesman on the team, I’ve adopted more of the senior citizen look, in terms of the touristy shirts. My waistband is sitting a little higher than it used to. But I do like the color. I like the flair, and I would say the chest hair is probably 50-50 on whether people like it or not, and have very strong feelings about it. But the right people in my life like the chest hair. It’s OK to have it out.”
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) September 25, 2020
Fitzpatrick, 37, entered the NFL in 2005 as a backup for the St. Louis Rams. He has performed for eight NFL franchises — one quarter of the league — and has had his approach with the Jaguars at practically each cease.
He obtained his first begin towards the Jaguars in 2008, defeating them 21-19 as a member of the Bengals. Thus started an odyssey that will take him by means of Buffalo, which he led to a 34-18 victory over the Jaguars in 2012. The Titans welcomed Fitzpatrick in 2013 and had been handled to a 20-16 victory in Week 16 of that season. He led the Texans to a 27-13 triumph in 2014 and, as a member of the Jets in 2015, engineered a 28-23 victory.
All of that apply towards the Jaguars paid off Thursday night time. Fitzpatrick produced historical past on a variety of ranges, finishing his first 12 passes of the sport — the very best complete to start out a sport in his profession. When mixed with the 9 consecutive passes he accomplished to finish the Dolphins’ Week 2 loss to the Bills, Fitzpatrick ticked off 21 consecutive completions over two video games.
Overall, Fitzpatrick accomplished 18 of 20 passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns. He ran for a 3rd rating on a quarterback draw within the third quarter.