Ryan Fitzpatrick was signed by the Washington Football Team in March. The club was looking for veteran leadership and stability. The $10 million deal showed that Washington had extreme confidence in the power of Fitzmagic.
The undrafted player out of Harvard has now lasted 17 seasons in the NFL. His 2021 campaign, however, is over. ESPN reported that Ryan Fitzpatrick will have arthroscopic surgery on his right hip, officially ending his year.
It was thought that a return this season was going to be unlikely. Fitzpatrick injured his hip in only the second quarter of the season. He’s been on injured reserve since.
News of the surgery puts an end to any speculation that he might come back this year. While Fitzpatrick was expected to be the catalyst for an improved Washington team, it wasn’t meant to be. His stand-in has performed quite well, however.
Taylor Heinicke has led the Football Team to a 6-6 record. They’ve won four straight games. Washington is in the discussion for a playoff birth.
Heinicke has thrown for 2,809 yards this season since taking over for Fitzpatrick. He’s thrown 18 touchdowns against 11 interceptions. His performance hasn’t been a drop off from what you’d expect from Fitzpatrick at all. Washington takes on the 8-4 Dallas Cowboys at home on Sunday, December 12.
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