Rivera shared his thoughts on Thursday regarding Fitzpatrick and what he’s seen from the veteran quarterback so far in training camp. The NFL head coach talked in length about his confidence and how it’s made a tremendous impact on the rest of the team.
“He just goes out and does his job,” Rivera said at his Thursday press conference, via Pro Football Talk. “He doesn’t look over his shoulder. And I think that’s a confident player. I think guys can learn from that. Don’t worry about what’s going on over here, worry about yourself. We’re about doing your job. We’re about things that are going to help you. Again, in his mind what’s important versus what’s interesting and I love that about him. He’s a guy also that’s communicating, he’s helping, he’s working with everybody. That is cool and that’s the type of stuff that helps your football team.”
Confidence is great, but it has to be coupled with above-average play. Fitzpatrick is facing immense pressure to lead the WFT to the postseason for a second-straight year.
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Ryan Fitzpatrick hasn’t gotten the opportunity to be the guy many times throughout his career. There’s no doubt he wants to make the most of the opportunity.
The Washington Football Team has worked wonders building a quality roster, top to bottom. If Fitzpatrick plays well, the WFT could be in contention for the NFC East title by season’s end.