ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WKBW) — After four seasons with the Bills almost a decade ago, Ryan Fitzpatrick is coming back to New Era Field on Sunday.
Fitzpatrick, who earned the nickname "Fitzmagic" during his 2009-2012 tenure with the Bills, was named the Miami Dolphins' starting quarterback on Wednesday.
While Fitzpatrick had flashes of popularity with fans, he ultimately left Buffalo with a 20-33 record as a starter.
The 36-year-old quarterback has bounced around the NFL since his time at One Bills Drive, playing for five different teams: Tennessee, Houston, New York Jets, Tampa Bay, and now, Miami. Before playing for the BIlls, he also spent time in St. Louis and Cincinnati.
The Dolphins, an AFC East division rival of the Bills, come into New Era Field on Sunday with an 0-5 record. As the losses have piled up, the team has switched starters a couple of times; Fitzpatrick started the season as the Dolphins' starter, but was benched in favor of second-year quarterback Josh Rosen. Rosen was pulled in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Redskins.
The Bills will be looking to capitalize on the Dolphins' struggles and stay second in the AFC behind another division rival, the New England Patriots.