After 17 years in the NFL, Ryan Fitzpatrick is officially retiring at 39 years old. He first shared the news with his former teammate Fred Jackson.

He texted Jackson, his teammate during his time on the Buffalo Bills, Thursday morning. Fitzpatrick wrote, “Forever grateful for the magical ride.” The text was accompanied by a collage of all of the names of his former teammates.

Jackson tweeted ta screenshot of the text messages, congratulating the NFL quarterback on a “Helluva” career.

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The Harvard University quarterback began his NFL career after he was selected 250th overall by the St. Louis Rams in the 2005 NFL Draft. Despite not being picked up until the seventh round, Fitzpatrick had a long, record-setting career.

He set a lot of NFL records, including the most career touchdown passes by an Ivy League graduate with 223.

Most of Fitzpatrick’s records are because he had success playing for nine different franchises during his 17 seasons in the NFL. For example, Fitzpatrick was the first quarterback to start a game against one opponent with six different teams. He was also the first quarterback to throw four touchdown passes in a single game with five different teams.

Fitzpatrick last played for the Washington Football team after signing a one-year contract with the team in March of 2021. He suffered a hip injury in Week 1, and had season-ending surgery to correct the injury in December.