Was Tom Brady’s mysterious “motherf–ker” QB Ryan Fitzpatrick?

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A mystery thought to be solved has been reopened in light of recent events.

Last summer, during an episode of “The Shop” on HBO, Tom Brady was in disbelief about an unnamed team that would stay with an unnamed quarterback the previous offseason when he was a free agent and has eventually signed with the Buccaneers.

“One of the teams, they weren’t interested at the very end. I thought, ‘Are you staying with that motherfucker?’ “Brady said.

At the time, the consensus was that he was referring to the 49ers and his former Patriots understudy, Jimmy Garoppolo.

That changed this week, however, with Brian Flores’ discrimination lawsuit against the NFL and its 32 teams. Flores alleges that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross tried to trick him into trafficking an unnamed quarterback on a yacht. Flores said he refused. Palm Beach Post quickly reported that unnamed quarterback will be Brady.

Tom Brady seemed incredulous an NFL team stuck with their QB instead of signing him as a free agent.
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So… could that mean Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Dolphins quarterback at the time, was “that son of a bitch” Brady was talking about? A lot of internet sleuths think so, and they got a megaphone from ex-NFLer turned media star Pat McAfee.

In 2019 — Brady’s final season with the New England Patriots — the Dolphins went 5-8 in games pitched by Fitzpatrick.

Unless Brady reveals the answer himself at some point, there will always be some mystery about who he was talking about.

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