By Lewis Gould
WFT quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick landed in DC in March, and the 38-year-old suggested during an appearance on the “ESPN Daily” podcast that he’s on the verge of accomplishing something special with his new employer.
“This is the best situation I’ve ever been in or the best situation that I’ve ever gone into as the guy,” Fitzpatrick remarked, according to Nick Shook of the NFL’s website.
“I signed to be the starter in Houston, I signed to be the starter in Miami, so this is now the third team that I’ve signed to come in and be the starter for. I just feel like the way that I’m playing the last four years, kind of the progression of my career, it doesn’t really make a whole lot of sense that 17 years in, physically, I feel great, mentally, emotionally, I’m in the right spot. I just think I am set up for success this year and really looking forward to it.”
While Washington coach Ron Rivera claimed in June that Fitzpatrick will have to win the starting job this summer, linebacker Jon Bostic explained later that month he believes the offense has already improved under the leadership of “FitzMagic.”
Per BetOnline.ag, Washington is second behind the Dallas Cowboys (+135) among betting favorites to win the NFC East at +200.