When the Bills made the decision to lockup QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to a seven-year, $62 million contract after only a 4-2 start to the 2011 season, it was met with some warranted concern. Since then, Fitzpatrick has lead them to a 5 – 12 record that was highlighted by a completed unacceptable interception that cost them a win over the Titans.
Bills GM Buddy Nix seemed to suggest that the decision to give Fitzpatrick a long-term deal was a mistake.
“Listen, we have said from day one, that we want to draft a good young quarterback,” said Nix, via WGR 550 Buffalo. “I don’t want to leave here without a franchise guy for the future in place. I have not said that before but I’m saying it now because it’s fact.”
This doesn’t bode well for Fitzpatrick’s chances of finishing out the duration of his contract. He’ll have a base salaries of $4.25 million in 2013 and $4.35 million in 2014. During these year’s he will also have $3 million roster bonuses, so the team will have to decide whether