Week 1 belonged to Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. The journeyman quarterback made plays with both his and arm and legs in an absolutely dominant performance during Tampa’s 48-40 win over the New Orleans Saints.
Career high for Ryan Fitzpatrick pic.twitter.com/SyemOhWQfT
— Kevin ODonnell Fox13 (@ODonnellFox13) September 9, 2018
This was not exactly a performance that people saw coming. Although, with Fitzpatrick, unpredictability is strangely predictable.
Ryan Fitzpatrick always, always delivers the most Ryan Fitzpatrick Outcome imaginable for a given moment. This can be anything on a wide range from complete swirly-eyed pick-tossing nightmare to a brilliant masterpiece. It's why he's the king.
— David Roth (@david_j_roth) September 9, 2018
Twitter had a lot to say about Fitzpatrick’s day in New Orleans.
If the season ended right now …
Ryan Fitzpatrick would be MVP.
— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) September 9, 2018
This is, without a doubt, the greatest performance of Ryan Fitzpatrick's 14-year NFL career.
— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) September 9, 2018
Ryan Fitzpatrick lookin at that Saints defense pic.twitter.com/4mVjkW4WcT
— T-Bob Hebert (@TBob53) September 9, 2018
Ryan Fitzpatrick is about to take Jameis Winston’s job isn’t he?
— Faux John Madden (@FauxJohnMadden) September 9, 2018
When Ryan Fitzpatrick is stealing your job pic.twitter.com/3hq9eitJhp
— Carlton (@SlopingGiraffe) September 9, 2018
-fitzpatrick is actually *good*
-fitzpatrick might steal jameis’ job
-fitzmagic is back and the bucs are winning the super bowl pic.twitter.com/xSFmrFYpWy
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) September 9, 2018
Yes, I considered playing Fitzpatrick over Derek Carr. No, I didn’t do it. Yes, these are the things that keep us awake at night…
— Tim Cowlishaw (@TimCowlishaw) September 9, 2018
We don’t know what the rest of the 2018 season will hold. But Fitzpatrick will not be catching anyone by surprise in Week 2.