Ryan Fitzpatrick Sets Mark in Taking Down Jags Again

Ryan Fitzpatrick Sets Mark in Taking Down Jags Again

It doesn’t matter what jersey Ryan Fitzpatrick wears when he plays the Jacksonville Jaguars. Take your pick of a half-dozen different team uniforms. All of them have led to one result: victory.

Fitzpatrick on Thursday night became the first NFL player since at least 1950 to record at least one victory for six different teams against a single opponent, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. It was an accomplishment only Fitzpatrick could achieve. After leading 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 nearly matched his overgrown beard. After a night in which he completed 12 consecutive passes at one point, including one to himself, he was clearly enjoying himself.

“Now being in Florida for going on four years [with the Dolphins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers],” Fitzpatrick said, “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.”

Fitzpatrick, 37, entered the NFL in 2005 as a backup for the St. Louis Rams. He has played for eight NFL franchises — one quarter of the league — and has had his way with the Jaguars at nearly every stop.

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