The Buffalo Bills now have the quarterback that they have to focus on this Sunday. The Dolphins announced that Josh Rosen has been benched in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick after a horrible outing against the Washington Redskins last Sunday. NFL’s own Ian Rapoport broke the news this morning on Twitter.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 16, 2019
The Bills are fresh off of a bye week and now can prepare for Fitzpatrick and the Dolphins.
Fitzpatrick currently has an 0-2 record as a starter for the Dolphins, has thrown four interceptions, two touchdowns and 435 yards. Completing only fifty five percent of this throws, this should be a fun day for this Bills defense.
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The Bills had Fitzpatrick as their starting quarterback from 2009 to 2012. Since his departure from the Bills, Fitzpatrick has thrown for 15,456 yards, 100 touchdowns, 71 interceptions and a completion rate of just sixty percent. He has played for the Titans, Texans, Jets, Buccaneers and Dolphins through that span.
The last time the Bills had Fitzpatrick as their quarterback, the team finished 6-10 in fourth place of the AFC East. This caused the Bills to move on from the Fitzmagic who had just signed a six-year extension in 2011 that was worth $59 million.
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Since the Bills and Fitzpatrick split, the Bills have been in the playoffs and Fitzpatrick only came near making the playoffs once in 2015 until the Bills knocked that chance out the window in week seventeen. With the Bills now hosting Fitzpatrick, he does not seem to be a threat with the way his and the Dolphins season is going.
The defense in Buffalo has been causing havoc for offenses’ and that should continue this Sunday. Fitzpatrick may be the best option for the Dolphins at this time, but may not be the choice to beat the Bills.
With this defense ranking in the top ten at each category, Fitzpatrick and company will have their hands full and will have to make the best of what they have.
-Brandon Ray is a Managing Editor for Full Press Coverage and covers the Buffalo Bills. Make sure to follow Brandon on Twitter at @brandon_ray79.