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Longtime NFL quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick announces retirement, source says

Ryan Fitzpatrick, the enigmatic quarterback out of Harvard who brought his "FitzMagic" to the NFL for nine teams spanning 17 seasons, announced his retirement Thursday, a source confirmed to ESPN.

He made the announcement in a text to his former teammates. NFL Network was first to report that Fitzpatrick was retiring.

Fitzpatrick, 39, suffered a season-ending hip subluxation in the second quarter of Washington's season-opening loss to the Los Angeles Chargers last September and had to undergo arthroscopic surgery.

He had signed a one-year, $10 million deal with Washington in March 2021.