Can anyone explain to me why Ryan Fitzpatrick is being compared, or claimed as the 2nd coming of Drew Brees? Look I love what he's done and he really is performing well and exceeding expectations but Drew Brees he is not. I'm really confused as to why so many people are comparing him to Brees or Warner, this is his first good season since he's been in the league. He took over for the Bengals when Palmer went down and really did not perform that well at all with all those weapons around him.
This leads me to believe that it is just the coaching and style of offense we are running that is leading to his success. We all knew going into this season that Gailey has a history of getting the most out of average QB's and it seems to be the case here in Buffalo. Gailey just found the offense that works for Fitz, just like he did in KC with Thigpen, which seems to be the more appropriate comparison.
Thigpen threw for 18tds and only 12 int's and also rushed for 3 more. Thigpen was not a franchise QB and was not by any means the next Drew Brees or Kurt Warner, he simply was running an offense that was built for him by his coach and highlighted his strengths. The same thing is happening here in Buffalo, Fitz is running an offense built for him and is doing an excellent job running it but let's stop crowning him the next Drew Brees or Kurt Warner.
I really am not trying to be a downer and put Fitzpatrick down at all I love what he has done and hopefully he continues to play well so we can draft a QB next year and let him sit and learn behind Fitz. But these crazy comparisons need to stop IMO and for god sakes anyone who thinks Fitz is all of a sudden a franchise QB now and we don't need to draft a QB needs to get their head examined. He is what he is, a solid backup/ fill in starter who is running an offense that works for him.