A day after being named Dolphins MVP for 2019, Ryan Fitzpatrick now is the AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
The veteran quarterback passed for a career-high 419 yards and four touchdowns in the Dolphins' 38-35 overtime victory against the Cincinnati Bengals at Hard Rock Stadium. It was the sixth 400-yard passing performance of his 15-year NFL career.
Fitzpatrick joined Dan Marino as the only quarterback in Dolphins history to pass for 400 yards and four touchdowns in a regular season game. He threw two touchdown passes to tight end Mike Gesicki and one each to DeVante Parker and defensive lineman Christian Wilkins lining up as a fullback.
It's the eighth time in Fitzpatrick's career he has been named Offensive Player of the Week, five times in the AFC and three times in the NFC. It last happened in Week 2 of the 2018 season when he was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week while a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — he also earned the award in Week 1 in 2018.
The last time a Dolphins quarterback was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week was in 2016 when Matt Moore was honored for his performance against the New York Jets in Week 15.
Fitzpatrick joins Jason Sanders as Dolphins players to win AFC weekly awards this year. Sanders was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 10 and against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 13.
Fitzpatrick has been nominated this week for the FedEx Air Player of the Week award.