The Ryan Fitzpatrick era has begun in Washington, and he may end up being an even better fit for the Football Team than people had hoped.
The NFL has released the list of the top quarterbacks in the NFL who performed the best under pressure in 2020, and sitting atop the list is none other than the lovable Fitz-Magic.
Washington’s defense is one of the best in the league, but its offense left a lot to be desired in 2020. One of its glaring weaknesses was its offensive line, as the Football Team ranked 28th in the NFL in sacks allowed per game, averaging 3.1.
Washington attempted to address their offensive line issues in the NFL Draft when they selected Texas offensive tackle Samuel Cosmi with the 51st overall pick. They also completed a trade with the Miami Dolphins for Ereck Flowers, who served as a starting offensive guard for Washington in 2019 before signing with the Dolphins last year. His return to the Football Team may prove invaluable to their offensive line’s success this season.
Even with those moves being made, it should be comforting for Washington fans to know that Fitzpatrick thrives under pressure.
This will be the ninth team that Fitzpatrick has played for in his long NFL career, but it could be the perfect spot for him. Washington has made it clear that it plans to rely on their strong defense, which ranked sixth in points allowed in 2020, so if the Harvard grad can put up semi-respectable numbers, the Football Team has a great shot at defending their NFC East title.
WynnBET has Washington set at +225 odds to win the division, which puts them second on the odds list behind the Dallas Cowboys at +135. The New York Giants (+300) and the Philadelphia Eagles (+600) round out the list.
If you think Fitz-Magic can carry Washington to a deep playoff run, you can bet on them to win Super Bowl 56 at +5500 (bet $100 to profit $5,500).
Whether or not the season will be a successful one for Washington remains to be seen, but you can feel safe in knowing that Fitzpatrick will provide ample entertainment for Football Team and NFL fans alike.