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.