QB - FA
Week 3 Outlook
Ryan Fitzpatrick has announced his retirement after 17 NFL seasons.
Fitzpatrick spent seasons with the Rams, Bengals, Bills, Titans, Texans, Jets, Buccaneers, Dolphins and Washington during his NFL career. His best season came in 2015 with the Jets, throwing for 3,905 yards and 31 touchdowns. He is reportedly in talks for a "key role" with Amazon's NFL package.
Football Team QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (hip) is set to undergo a hip scope procedure on Tuesday that effectively ends his 2021 NFL season.
Granted, Fitzpatrick has not played football in some time due to a partially dislocated hip, but this does put to rest any lingering possibility that he could return this year. QB Taylor Heinicke will remain the starter barring any sort of dramatic shift in his play that warrants a change.
Washington quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who has been on injured reserve since suffering a hip subluxation in Week 1, has "too long of a road back" and is unlikely to return this season, according to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport.
Fitzpatrick is reportedly still dealing with swelling and pain in the hip and groin area and has been focused on treatment rather than rehab over the last several weeks. He has another MRI scheduled in a few weeks to check his progress, and it's possible at that point that he is cleared to begin working out. However, based on his current status, the belief is that he will not return to the field for Washington this season. Taylor Heinicke, who has thrown for 1,928 yards with 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions through eight games, is expected to remain the starter, while Kyle Allen will serve as the primary backup.
Ryan Fitzpatrick (hip) has make some minor progress in the rehabilitation of his hip. However, given that the progress was very minor there is still no timetable for his return.
Fitzmagic is not a spring chicken so this injury may take longer than originally expected. He is expected to be re-evaluated again in the future, but there is a real chance that he does not suit up for the rest of the year.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Ryan Fitzpatrick is walking around the Washington facility on crutches, still 'weeks away' from returning.
Fitzpatrick has an MRI in the coming weeks but the belief is he is still out until at least after the Week 9 bye. This means that Taylor Heinicke will still be the starting QB until further notice. We will have to wait and see how Fitzpatrick MRI results come back in the next coming weeks to access Fitzpatrick's fantasy value rest of season.