When Ryan Fitzpatrick signed with the Jets in the offseason, the Jets knew what they were getting: a journeyman quarterback who could get the job done if the pieces surrounding him were effective.
And in large part, that prophecy has come true through the first 8 games of the season. The Jets sit in the AFC Wild Card slot with a 5-3 record and are playing some good football.
Fitzpatrick has played all over the league, winning with some teams and losing badly with others.
He's never been great - in fact, everyone expected him to be the backup this season to Geno Smith - but he has made a name for himself in this league by winning just enough games over the years. Don't believe me? I'll prove it:
By beating Jacksonville yesterday, Fitzpatrick became the first quarterback in NFL history to start and beat the same franchise with five different teams.
Fitzpatrick - a Harvard graduate - beat the Jags with the Jets yesterday, with the Texans last season, with Tennessee in 2013, Buffalo in 2012, and Cincinnati in 2008.
That's quite a career of beating up on the lowly Jaguars.
It's hard to be that surprised, I guess - like I said, Fitzpatrick has always been a guy to win some games here and there, and the key bit here is that he beat the Jaguars.