Where Does Ryan Fitzpatrick Rank Among Chan Gailey Quarterbacks?

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 30: Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Buffalo Bills gets instructions from head coach Chan Gailey during NFL game action against the Washington Redskins at Rogers Centre on October 30, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey has worked with quarterbacks ranging from Hall of Fame members (John Elway, Troy Aikman) to, well, Tyler Thigpen in his 11 years as an offensive coordinator or head coach in the NFL. His latest pupil, of course, is two-year Bills starter Ryan Fitzpatrick.

We were wondering how Bills fans felt Fitzpatrick's two years stood up against the seasons that Gailey's previous seven quarterbacks had under his watch. After the jump, we'll hop into our time machine and travel as far back as 1989 - so remember to adjust statistics backwards for reverse passing game inflation the further we get back.

Again, your task: rank each individual season below, then discuss how you think Fitzpatrick fits into the reputation for quarterbacks that Gailey has cultivated in the NFL.

Year Team Quarterback GS Record C-A % Yds TD INT
1989 Broncos John Elway 15 10-5 223-416 53.6 3,051 18 18
1990 Broncos John Elway 16 5-11 294-502 58.6 3,526 15 14
1996 Steelers Mike Tomczak 15 10-5 222-401 55.4 2,767 15 17
1997 Steelers Kordell Stewart 16 11-5 236-440 53.6 3,020 21 17
1998 Cowboys Troy Aikman
Jason Garrett
11
5
7-4
3-2
187-315
91-158
59.4
57.6
2,330
1,206
12
5
5
3
1999 Cowboys Troy Aikman 14 7-7 263-442 59.5 2,964 17 12
2000 Dolphins Jay Fiedler 15 10-5 204-356 57.3 2,402 14 14
2001 Dolphins Jay Fiedler 16 11-5 273-450 60.7 3,290 20 19
2008 Chiefs Tyler Thigpen 11 1-10 230-420 54.8 2,608 18 13
2010 Bills Ryan Fitzpatrick 13 4-9 255-441 57.8 3,000 23 15
2011 Bills Ryan Fitzpatrick 16 6-10 353-569 62.0 3,832 24 23
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