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Washington Football Team QB Ryan Fitzpatrick willing to take team lead on vaccination info

Jul 29, 2021; Richmond, VA, USA; Washington Football Team quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) attempts a pass during training camp at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Cennter. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 29, 2021; Richmond, VA, USA; Washington Football Team quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) attempts a pass during training camp at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Cennter. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Football Team quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is fully vaccinated and more than willing to be a sounding board for teammates who aren’t yet certain about the COVID-19 protocol.

“I’ve had plenty of guys engage me in conversation, questions … guys that have been vaccinated and guys that haven’t been vaccinated,” Fitzpatrick said. “I just tell them what I think. It’s a personal choice. That’s the end of the discussion for me. If you are making a decision on what you think is best for you and your family, beautiful. The decision might be different for me. That’s the way I go about it, respect everybody else’s decision.”

WFT head coach Ron Rivera said at the start of training camp that he was “perplexed” by the low vaccination numbers for the team. Rivera survived cancer last year and is immunocompromised.

Fitzpatrick, 38, said six of his seven children are in school and “as soon as they are approved” to receive the vaccine, they will be.

“It’s just kind of the world we’re living in right now,” Fitzpatrick said.

–Field Level Media