It was a very strong start to the 2011 season for Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, and as such, he is one of three Week 1 nominees for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week honor, given weekly to the league's best passer (as determined by fan vote).
Fitzpatrick completed 17-of-25 passes for 208 yards with four touchdowns, no interceptions and a 133.0 quarterback rating in a 41-7 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. He's up for the award alongside Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers (27-of-35, 312 yards, 3 TD, 132.1 QB rating) and New England's Tom Brady (32-of-48, 517 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT, 121.6 QB rating). That's quality competition for Fitzpatrick in Week 1, and shows just how well he played at Arrowhead Stadium.
Fans can vote for Fitzpatrick at this link, as well as check out all of his highlights from the win over Kansas City. I'll admit to a bit of bias on this issue, but it only makes sense to me to vote for the man that is currently the NFL's highest-rated passer. That's Fitzpatrick.