Cincinnati Bengals All-Time Passing Leaders – No. 14: Ryan Fitzpatrick (1,905)
Bengals Quarterback from 2007-2008
Before he was dubbed “Fitzmagic” by NFL pundits everywhere, Ryan Fitzpatrick was a member of the Bengals for two seasons. It was his second NFL team after he spent the first two years of his career with the Rams and the Harvard alum was hoping to pack a punch in the Bengals offense.
While Fitzpatrick isn’t known for his Bengals days, he did see the field quite a bit, mostly in the 2008 season after Carson Palmer was injured. Fitzpatrick started 12 games in 2008 and threw for 1,905 yards, eight touchdowns, and nine interceptions. The Bengals went 4-7-1 in those games.
He might not have been menacing as a passer but Fitzpatrick showed off what he could do with his legs, rushing for 304 yards and two touchdowns during that 2008 campaign. The Bills saw enough of Fitzpatrick that they signed him after the 2008 season wrapped up and since then, as we all know, Fitzpatrick has been the prime journeyman in the NFL.
People might forget that Ryan Fitzpatrick was once with the Bengals but Cincinnati gave him the first true shot to show what he could do as an NFL quarterback.