Former Buffalo Bills great Jim Kelly believes that quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick must play better this season and believes the Bills improved defense will only help take some of the pressure off of him.
“If this team stays healthy and this defense stays healthy,” Kelly told BuffaloBills.com, “Then Ryan Fitzpatrick’s best asset will be a dominating defense that will shorten the field for him so he doesn’t feel like he’s carrying the whole burden of the Buffalo Bills, not just the team, but the whole city on his shoulders.”
“He has to play better and I think he knows it,” Kelly said. “He doesn’t need me to tell him that. I’ll tell you what though, I’m more excited about this year than any of the last 10 years at least. I know that.”
I completely agree that Fitzpatrick must play better this season. Or else the Bills won’t have a shot at competing for a playoff spot.