A couple weeks ago, Jaguars quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick told reporters that he has a lot on his plate.
The former New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals quarterback has been on a personal trip to Mexico and Central America with family members in recent months, and he has recently been on an extended visit with the family of his brother-in-law, David.
Fitzpatrick told USA Today that he and his family have been on multiple extended trips over the last two years.
In fact, the quarterback said that he had just been to Central America in September when he and other members of his family were visiting the United States from the Bahamas, where they are visiting for the first time in a decade.
He said he and the family had planned to return home on Sept. 15 to Florida, but he didn’t know that he would be in Miami.
“It’s been tough, man,” Fitzpatrick said, according to the USA Today article.
“I’ve been on trips like this before, and I’ve been a big believer that, just to get in this league, I need to be able to go to the beach, I’ve got to be the best at my job, I want to do what I love, I’m the best in my life.”
The Jaguars have had some success in the international travel market in recent years, and it appears that they are continuing to build on that success.
Fitzpatrick is the first quarterback in NFL history to start every game in each of the first three seasons of his career.
He was also the first QB to win the MVP award in each season of his NFL career.
The first two seasons of Fitzpatrick’s career were also the only time he had at least five touchdowns.
Fitzpatrick has been the Jaguars quarterback in five of the last six seasons.
The team has also managed to win four consecutive AFC South titles from 2006-09.
Fitzpatrick also was the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2007, the second time in four years he was a first-team All-Pro.
The Jaguars also won the AFC South in 2010, but lost to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game in 2012.
Fitzpatrick, who turns 40 in July, also is the only quarterback to have won five consecutive Super Bowl titles, which includes the 2000, 2007 and 2009.
The franchise has also won five division titles in the franchise’s history.
Fitzpatrick was also a two-time Super Bowl champion in the 2000s and won four consecutive NFC Championship Games from 2002-05.
His career passing yardage total is 6,964.