The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that the team has re-signed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick (6-2, 223) played in six games for Tampa Bay last season, with three starts, completing 96-of-163 passes for 1,103 yards, with seven touchdowns and three interceptions, for an 86.0 passer rating, while also rushing 15 times for 78 yards.
In his 13-year career, the Gilbert, Arizona native has played for the St. Louis Rams, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, Houston Texans, New York Jets and the Buccaneers. He has started 119-of-133 games played, completing 2,411-of-4,039 passes for 26,991 yards with 173 touchdowns and 136 interceptions. Fitzpatrick is the only quarterback in league history to throw four touchdowns in a game with four different franchises (Buffalo, Houston, New York and Tennessee). His 173 passing touchdowns are the most of any Ivy League quarterback, besting Hall of Fame quarterback Sid Luckman (137).
Fitzpatrick originally entered the league as a seventh-round pick (250th overall) of the Rams in the 2005 NFL Draft. He played collegiately at Harvard.