Fan favorite and former Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick retires from NFL

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC/NBC) – Former Buffalo Bills quarterback and fan favorite, Ryan Fitzpatrick is retiring from the NFL.

Although Fitzpatrick hasn’t made a formal announcement, he texted teammates a message with a very long list of names of players he’s played with, inclulding former Bills teammate Fred Jackson, along with the words, “Forever grateful for the magical ride.”

Fitzpatrick started games at quarterback for a remarkable nine different NFL teams: 53 starts for the Bills, 27 for the Jets, 20 for the Dolphins, 12 for the Bengals, 12 for the Texans, 10 for the Buccaneers, nine for the Titans, three for the Rams and one for Washington.

The 39-year-old Fitzpatrick ends his NFL career with 34,990 passing yards, 223 touchdowns and 169 interceptions.