The New York Jets were so brutal in 2016 that they nearly snuffed out FitzMagic. Ryan Fitzpatrick just admitted he was ready to walk away from football after that 5-11 season with the Jets.

“It was the lowest of lows,” he said on the Adam Schefter Podcast.

The quarterback did not quit, though. He played five more seasons — two each with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins and last season with the Washington Football Club — before announcing his retirement this past week.

Despite the stench of that season, Fitzpatrick picked a 37-31 win against the Buffalo Bills on Sept. 15, 2016 as one of his favorite games, when asked by Schefter.

“When I think about that game, I think of the feeling of invincibility,” said Fitzpatrick, who was 24-34 for 374 yards and one touchdown. “Everything we did that game was perfect. Everything I did the rest of the season was not.”

Fitzpatrick played 14 games and started 11 in 2016. He was picked off 17 times compared to 12 touchdowns. The Jets were outscored by 134 points.

The Jets were 10-6 in 2015, Fitzpatrick’s first season with New York. He threw for 31 touchdowns, a Jets record, and an NFL career-high 3,905 yards.

A 26-20 overtime win against the New England Patriots on Dec. 27, 2015 also made Fitzpatrick’s list of personal favorites.

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“They won the (coin) toss (in overtime) and elected to kick off to us,” he said. “And so we went down and scored to win our fifth game in a row, get us to 10-5. It was such a cool feeling in that stadium. I got my handshake (from Tom Brady) in that game.”

In typical Jets fashion, they lost the following week to Rex Ryan and his Buffalo Bills and failed to make the playoffs. They haven’t had a winning season since.

Speaking of the Jets and Bills, Fitzpatrick told Schefter that when he played for Buffalo, he loved his rivalry with Darrelle Revis, who will join the Jets Ring of Honor this season.

“When I was in Buffalo, Revis was the best corner and is the best corner I’ve ever seen,” he said. “But I loved the challenge of going up against him … I was a seventh-round pick and this is one of the greatest cornerbacks ever to play the game.”

Fitzpatrick played 17 NFL seasons for nine teams. Late in his career, he was known for improbable comebacks — earning him the “FitzMagic” moniker — and for his furry beard.

He created a Word Cloud that included the names of his former teammates and thank you message on it to announce his retirement.

“My boys were pissed Bryce Petty’s name wasn’t bigger because they loved Bryce,” Fitzpatrick said of the former Jets quarterback.

As bad as it was at the end of the 2016 season, it’s clear that Fitzpatrick still has good memories of his two seasons with the Jets.