His coach is quite probably about to lead his last game in Buffalo and the general manager who heaped him with riches may be on the way out as well.
So will Sunday’s home date against the New York Jets be Ryan Fitzpatrick’s final game as a Bill and by extension, perhaps his last chance to start a game in the NFL?
Fitzpatrick was asked point blank the latter when he met with Buffalo media this week and responded with the only answer he could offer — a succinct “no.” But given that GM Buddy Nix has repeatedly said this year that the team needs to draft a quarterback and given that he has underperformed since he was rewarded with a contract extension last season, the question is also a fair one.
“You try to,” Fitzpatrick said when asked if it is tough for him to block out the speculation about his future. “I think it is very hard at this point to block out for it not be at the forefront of your mind. You just have to make sure that it does not affect (you).