Ryan Fitzpatrick Talks About His Favorite Bucs

February 3rd, 2021

Ryan Fitzpatrick will bring his family to watch Sunday’s Super Bowl.

Ryan Fitzpatrick’s renowned Fitzmagic tricks were a brief bright spot in The Lost Decade of Buccaneers football, and he can’t wait to return to the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday with his kids and father.

Fitzpatrick was 4-6 in 10 starts during the final two years of the Jameis Winston era before spending the last two season with the Dolphins.

Currently hawking a bowling alley chain as a paid spokesperson, Fitzpatrick is on the radio-interview circuit this week, and he weighed in on the Bucs during a stop at The Jim Rome Show.

 Asked about his favorite teammates of all-time, Fitzpatrick said there are too many to name but some are in Sunday’s game playing for the Bucs.

“Mike Evans is a guy, one of the most humble superstars I’ve ever played with, just in terms of a receiver that, you know, has done some things that nobody else in this game has done, and the work ethic that he has and the mentality that he has every single day — selfless and wants the team to win,” Fitzpatrick said. “Chris Godwin, Cam Brate, Ali Marpet, Lavonte David, those are some guys you’ll see playing this Sunday that I really enjoyed playing with.”

Fitzpatrick added that he used to be a player who didn’t pay much attention to the Super Bowl, but his attitude changed. He said he’s been to last four Super Bowls in person with his kids and he pays for family friends to attend who otherwise wouldn’t get the experience.

Fitzpatrick mentioned one more Buccaneer that has his heart. “”I love Todd Bowles,” he said of his former Jets head coach.

Interestingly, Fitzpatrick referred to the Bucs defense he played with as a “bottom-5 defense” and said their turnaround orchestrated by Bowles has been fantastic.

16 Responses to “Ryan Fitzpatrick Talks About His Favorite Bucs”

  1. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    He’s right about the defense. The Smith Era (Mike & Lovie) was a disaster.

  2. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Have you seen the video of Fitzy getting scared by Nick Mangold in a postgame interview when they played for the Jets? I laugh every time I see it.

  3. chris L Says:

    he gave the bucs and any team he has played for everything he had. legendary guy. i hope he plays again in the league.

  4. Winny Testaverde Says:

    A total NFL survivor…and will likely get another 1-2 year deal. I’d be all for a return to Tampa…but Arians seems to love Gabbert for some reason.

  5. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    LOL, He looks like that UFC Fighter Connor McGregor !

  6. The Daily Coroner Says:

    Lovie Smith as the Texans’ defensive coordinator. Yep. That will reassure DeShawn Watson.

  7. adam from ny Says:

    the photo above is a classic example of what a diva receiver can do to a stately quarterback when they climb on the same page for all of 10 seconds 🙂

  8. David Says:

    He’s definitely on point about ME, the same callus be said about LVD.

  9. SlyPirate Says:

    Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning … I totally thought it was McGregor!

    I clicked the linked because I was so surprised McGregor was a Bucs fan.

  10. rsjcheapseats Says:

    His QBR numbers since he left the Bucs are really amazing – top 10 both years. This year his number was HIGHER than Brady’s.

  11. firethecannons Says:

    bottom 5 defense was Koetters fault–he kept mike smith employed way beyond what was convenient

  12. firethecannons Says:

    Texans are doomed with Lovie Smith as defensive coordinator, even me(60 y/o woman who cannot fully understand coverages) knows that is a very AWFUL decision that they will pay for, for years to come.

  13. Buxszntkt Says:

    How can someone think that pic was Connor Mc Gregor, joe has used that pic probably 100 times and it’s been shown elsewhere many more times than that ! Where have you guys been .

  14. Clean House Says:

    That offensive streak he had was one of the funnest small segments of Bucs history!

  15. Duane Says:

    I know its a luxurious pipe dream, but having Fitz as an insurance policy next year may be a wise decision. Likely hosed either way if Brady misses a bunch of games, but in spots, Fitz can keep the offense rolling. Fitz plays no risk it no biscuit by default. Would be interesting to see him in BAs scheme.

  16. Allbuccedup Says:

    Texans are assured of having the number draft pick in 2022.