Turnovers plagued Ryan Fitzpatrick last season, as he led the NFL with 23 interceptions thrown.
His career-high 3,832 yards, 62.0 completion percentage and 24 touchdowns are all impressive, but those turnovers killed a lot of important drives throughout the year.
He has been really good in the same games in which he’s been really bad. Consistency is the problem, and the Buffalo Bills believe they have the solution.
They hired David Lee, who last year served as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Mississippi, as the Bills' new quarterbacks coach in hopes that he can get Fitzpatrick to do less bad and more good throughout the course of the season.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Fitzpatrick essentially said he is learning how to be a quarterback with Lee instructing him.
“Nobody’s really ever taught me how to do it,” Fitzpatrick said. “So now for a guy to come in and say, ‘This is why you’re missing that throw,’ he’s going to be a very big help for me this year.”
Lee added that where Fitzpatrick is right now is not where he will be down the road.
“We might have a little bit more extensive work to do with him than some others, but all of them—everybody—they all need to have their fundamentals critiqued,” Lee said. “A pro athlete, if they’re smart and have a lot of talent, they’ll improve really fast. And he’s doing that right now. But he’s not where he’s going to be.”
Take that how you want, but it seems as though Ryan Fitzpatrick is about to become a very dangerous quarterback.