After starting 52 games for the Bills over the past four seasons, Ryan Fitzpatrick was released by the team on Tuesday afternoon.
Fitzpatrick was currently playing on a six-year, $59 million extension that he signed in October 2011 when the team got off to a 4-2 start. Fitzpatrick finished that season with a league-high 23 interceptions and the Bills have gone 8-18 since that deal was signed.
Fitzpatrick is a fringe NFL starter and may get another shot to start for a QB-needy team. We won't know how this will impact WR Steve Johnson until we have a better idea who will be starting for the Bills.