Ryan Fitzpatrick, who led the Bills to a thrilling victory over Tom Brady-led New England Patriots, sat down with ESPN’s Mike Tirico for the upcoming documentary “Fitzpatrick 49” which chronicles The Harvard Crimson quarterback’s road to the 2005 NFL draft, when he was chosen 250th overall.
Overlooked by most scouts, Ryan Fitzpatrick was disappointed he was chosen by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round.
“Here are the quarterbacks drafted ahead of you. Alex Smith, Aaron Rodgers, Jason Campbell in the first round,” Tirico said as Fitzpatrick began to show emotion. “Charlie Frye, Andrew Walter, David Greene, Kyle Orton, Stefan LeFors, Dan Orlovsky, Adrian McPherson, Derek Anderson, and Matt Cassel. Is there anything you’d like to say to them right now?”
Wiping back tears, Fitzpatrick lamented, “I wish I scored a perfect 50 on the Wonderlic Test. I still don’t know what question I got wrong.”
When told that Dan Marino and Vince Young scored 16 on their tests, Fitzpatrick snapped.
“But I went to Harvard. 49 … that’s not even good for Yale,” he said.
Fitzpatrick admitted he thinks about that blemish of the 2005 NFL Draft and that one wrong answer motivates him every single day. Though his Buffalo Bills stand atop the AFC East ahead of the Patriots and the Jets, Fitzpatrick vowed that he will not be satisfied until “I solve that one question. Oh, and make the playoffs. That would probably be good, too.”