Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 5/29/12

ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 29: Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Buffalo Bills hands off the ball to Fred Jackson #22 during the game against the Miami Dolphins at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 29, 2009 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo won 31-14. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
To many Queen City football fans, the $59 million, six-year contract given to Ryan Fitzpatrick last season was a bigger waste of money than buying a Terrell Owens Bills jersey. Sure, the Harvard grad has been doing some great things in Buffalo, with back to back 3,000-yard, 20+ TD seasons (the first since Jim Kelly to do either), but he also threw more INTs than any other quarterback in 2011 with 23 and hasn't seen a winning season in his three years playing for the Bills (as a starter, he's a dreary 10-19). The Buffalo Front Office wasn't blind to these flaws, they knew Fitz wasn't perfect and wooed quarterback coach David Lee to come in almost specifically to fix their "franchise" leader. Granted, many of the stat problems aren't Ryan's alone and can be shared by the team around him, as injuries decimated the team last season, but when you're the leader of a team, you've got to be able to overcome those things. Fitzpatrick may be great when his team is healthy and rolling, b...
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