Ryan Fitzpatrick is getting real about his offseason form.
After images surfaced of the Dolphins quarterback sporting a fuller frame, Fitzpatrick said the recent weight gain was due to his (and his kids’) sweet tooth.
“The thing with me is I have seven kids, so in January we have three birthdays. We’ve got a family birthday party, which includes cake and then we’ve got a friend’s birthday party, which includes cake,” the 36-year-old journeyman said, according to the Miami Herald. “So, that’s six times in January. We’ve got three birthdays in March — March 1, March 6 and March 11 — which again, that’s a tough stretch. That’s cake six out of 10 or 11 days. Then we’ve got an April birthday. So, it doesn’t slow down.”
Fitzpatrick inked a two-year deal with the Dolphins in March, smack in the middle of birthday season.
“But now that the birthdays are behind me, and I think I’m going to try to go from peak offseason form maybe down to peak in-season form, I’ll be OK,” he continued.
The Dolphins kicked off their voluntary minicamp Tuesday and, yes, Fitzpatrick was in attendance.