Ryan Fitzpatrick had a very bad afternoon. In sports, we’re sometimes prone to look for a silver lining no matter what, but by every single available metric, Fitzpatrick was awful during the Jets’ game against Kansas City.
Fitzpatrick threw no touchdowns on Sunday. Which is bad, especially when you get paid to throw touchdowns, which is usually the case for quarterbacks. However, Fitzpatrick is also paid to not turn the ball over, which he didn’t do, either. The Jets’ quarterback threw six interceptions, and if that sounds like a lot, that’s because it is. The one at the top of the post is INT number five, which led to a Kansas City touchdown.
It was, across the board, really bad. In fact, it was historically bad, as the last dude to have a game like this (6 INTs, 0 TDs) eventually became a full-time punter.
Additionally, this performance meant that Fitzpatrick became the fourth quarterback since 2000 to throw for six or more interceptions, the last of whom was Peyton Manning in 2007. So at least the last guy to do this is one of the best quarterbacks of all-time, which is nice.
The Jets gave Fitzpatrick a lot of money for one year this offseason while the team tries to figure out if its quarterback of the future is Christian Hackenberg, Bryce Petty, or someone else. If only they consulted The Ryan Fitzpatrick Cycle, they’d know that paying Fitzpatrick is a bad decision.