Redskins Vs. Bills: Ryan Fitzpatrick Signs Contract Extension With Buffalo

When the Washington Redskins take the field this Sunday, they'll do so against a team that just made its quarterback significantly richer.

The Buffalo Bills and Ryan Fitzpatrick have agreed to terms on a contract extension that will pay the seven-year veteran up to $59 million over six seasons, reports Chris Mortensen of ESPN. Fitzpatrick is guaranteed $24 million of the deal, which calls for him to be paid $33 million in the first three seasons. As SB Nation NFL editor Joel Thorman notes, the deal makes Fitzpatrick the third-highest-paid quarterback in his division, which would appear to make it a bargain.

Fitzpatrick, 28, has completed 66.3 percent of his passes this season, with 12 touchdowns and just six interceptions through six games. At 4-2 and with the league's No. 3 offense, the Bills are among the more pleasantly surprising teams in the NFL.

If only the Redskins had such solid play at quarterback. Rex Grossman and John Beck have combined for seven touchdowns and 10 interceptions, as well as a passer rating of 69.8.

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