Syracuse.com- Ryan Fitzpatrick, despite actively playing elsewhere in the NFL, has not been shy about his love for the Buffalo Bills.
Fitzpatrick, 39, has made many stops in his NFL career as a journeyman QB besides Buffalo. The veteran has played for the then-St. Louis Rams, Cincinnati Bengals, Tennessee Titans, Houston Texans, New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins and was the Washington Football Team’s starting QB in 2021 before suffering a hip subluxation in the season opener. Despite calling multiple cities home, Fitzpatrick said this summer that nothing compares to Buffalo.
“I’ve loved a lot of the places I’ve played--I really have--but nothing compares to the city of Buffalo,” Fitzpatrick told Barstool Sports’ Pardon My Take. “Not even close.”
On Saturday, Fitzpatrick showed that this was not just talk as he attended the Bills’ first home playoff game with a full capacity in 25 years. Making it even better, Fitzpatrick sat in the stands among the Bills Mafia with his kids to take in the atmosphere despite the frigid temperature.
Fans shared pictures on social media with Fitzpatrick saying he took pictures with every person who asked.
You know how the NFL has mandated its teams list any and all injuries on the injury report each week totally so that fans "can stay aware of competitive play" and definitely not because of gambling implications (wink wink)?
Well, Ryan Fitzpatrick being in attendance at last night's abortion of a football game should have been listed somewhere.
Not saying the injury report obviously, but I feel like bettors should have been aware of this before laying down money on Patriots +5.
This bearded, beautiful bastard being there mixing it up in the single digits with Bills Mafia, slamming Labatt Blues, and watching Josh Allen move the ball at will, all goes hand in hand.
This was a warning sign, a "red herring" if you will, that the public should have known about before kickoff, not the next day.
In all seriousness though, how can you not love this guy?
Guy played for Buffalo for four years, has journeyed around, and is now with the Washington Football Team.
Yet he still calls Western New York home in his heart and loves the Bills and their fans. Guy had hip surgery in December, and could be on any beach, anywhere in the world. But nope. He chose to take his kids to the Bills-Patriots game and was sitting outside with the fans, like a true man of the people, rather than in the suites where he easily could have been.