Originally written on Knuckle Curve  |  Last updated 10/28/11

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 18: Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Buffalo Bills stands on the sidelines during the game against the New York Jets on October 18, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Bills defeated the Jets 16-13 in overtime. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Ryan Fitzpatrick is a decent NFL quarterback. At best, he’s an average starter. But don’t tell the Buffalo Bills because they apparently believe that he’s elite. On Friday, the Bills gave Fitzpatrick a contract extension worth nearly $60 million over six years. Yes. $60 million. For Ryan Freakin’ Fitzpatrick. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why the Buffalo Bills are the Buffalo Bills. As part of the contract, Fitzgerald will get a $10 signing bonus. He apparently earned this deal by leading the Bills to a 4-2 record so far this year. On the season, Fitzpatrick has thrown for 1,477 yards and 12 touchdowns. That said, the QB out of Harvard has looked mediocre for long stretches this season. Once the Bills flame out and Fitzpatrick returns to earth, this is going to look like one of the stupider contract of recent history. Ryan Fitzpatrick - Buffalo Bills (Image: TSN.ca) Post from: EveryJoe
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