After an upset win over the New Orleans Saints (48-40), some across the league took notice. More specifically Ryan Fitzpatrick, who spearheaded the win on Sunday after throwing for 417 yards, 4 TD’s, and 1 rushing TD. That performance earned him two awards: Offensive Player Of The Week and FedEx Air Player of the week.
Fitzpatrick had earned the offensive player of the week award 5 times previously. 3 with the Jets, and a piece with the Texans and Rams. While with the FedEx Air Player Of the week award also comes a $2,000 donation to the USO in the winner’s name.
It’s good to see Bucs players being recognized early in the season. Can he replicate his performance, though, and earn top honors for week two? We will find out soon against a top-notch Eagles defense on Sunday in Tampa Bay.