Former Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick explained losing his job as the starter last season as "a game of musical chairs," in an interview at Buccaneers OTAs.
#Bucs backup QB Ryan Fitzpatrick on losing his job with Jets: "it's a game of musical chairs and they pulled the chair out from under me."- Roy Cummings (@RCummingsFRS) May 23, 2017
After an abysmal 81-yard performance on Monday Night Football against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 13, Fitzpatrick was ousted from his position as the Jets starter. Bryce Petty, a 2015 fourth-rounder, took his place for the rest of that 41-10 loss as well as the final four games of the season.
Fitzpatrick was 3-8 as a starter last season. He threw for 12 touchdowns, 17 interceptions, and a 56.6 completion percentage.
The Buccaneers signed Fitzpatrick to a one-year, $3 million deal this offseason.