By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going to be jinxed with their latest move. The team has re-signed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick for the 2018 season.
He has likely received a one-year deal to back up Jameis Winston. The 35-year-old made six appearances, including three starts, in place of Winston after he went down with an injury.
The Buccaneers, who finished with a 5-11 record last season, have not made the playoffs since the 2007 season. Also, head coach Dirk Koetter is going to be on the hot seat to begin the season, as he was on the hot seat to end the season despite miraculously saving his job for this upcoming season.
Since the 2010 season, the Buccaneers have had only two winning seasons. They went 10-6 during the 2010 season, then went 9-7 during the 2016 season.
Every time Fitzpatrick has signed with a team in his career, their starting quarterback has gone down with an injury. Fitzpatrick was 2-1 as the Buccaneers starter last season.
With the Buccaneers, he has gone 96 of 163 for 1,103 passing yards. He had seven touchdowns and three interceptions.
Fitzpatrick, who has played for the St. Louis Rams, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, Houston Texans, and New York Jets, before signing with the Buccaneers. His best record as a starter came in 2015 when the Jets went 10-6, but missed out on the playoffs.
He has never made the playoffs in his career. He’s 5-9 as a starter over the last two seasons and is 48-70-1 in his career through 119 starts.