There are going to be changes all over the National Football League with coaches or players before the 2013 season gets underway. I believe that there is one player that could have a tough time keeping his starting spot in Ryan Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick has been one of the most up-and-down players in the whole NFL in the last few years, and I’m not sure that new Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone is going to want to keep him around going into next year.
In a very offense-dominated NFL, Fitzpatrick threw for 3,400 yards in 2012 when there were so many others who threw for over 4,000 yards. It is going to be a new situation with Marrone in charge, and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if Fitzpatrick is the backup next year or is looking for somewhere else to play. It just isn’t working with Fitzpatrick right now because games where he throws for only 200-225 yards aren’t going to cut it in today’s NFL.
The Bills have the chance to hit the reset button with Marrone in charge and making C.J. Spiller their starting running back right away to start 2013. Fitzpatrick though, is a player that has become a liability at this point. With free agent options like Alex Smith and Michael Vick likely available, Buffalo could look to go with someone else as their starting quarterback. The AFC East isn’t getting any easier and anything that the Bills can do to improve their team and make the playoffs is necessary. That means likely getting rid of Fitzpatrick.