Bills reportedly talking extension with Fitzpatrick

The Bills avoided picking a quarterback in April’s draft, an early indication of their belief in Ryan Fitzpatrick. Now the team is reportedly working on a contract extension for their starter.

Don’t look for Fitzpatrick’s new contract immediately, but WGR-AM in Buffalo cited sources to report that both sides are negotiating.

“I’m focused on playing, that’s all I can focus on right now,” Fitzpatrick told the radio station Thursday. “Whether it comes or not, that’s for the team and my agent to deal with. For me, all my focus and efforts are going in to beating the Raiders.”

While Oakland isn’t exactly sold on the Bills, Fitzpatrick’s four-touchdown performance against the Chiefs was a Todd Haley nightmare from hell.

After treading water with the Rams and Bengals earlier in his career, Fitzpatrick has found new life in Buffalo. Harvard’s pride and joy has tossed 36 touchdowns and 25 picks in 22 starts over three seasons — the most-consistent quarterback play this team has seen since Drew Bledsoe roamed the Ralph Wilson turf.

Time for Buffalo to put a ring on it.

— Marc Sessler

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