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Top 5 Deputies In The NFL

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After Jake Locker's hip injury during Week 4's victory over the Jets, Titans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will step in and lead the team for the next few weeks. Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images.
After Jake Locker's hip injury during Week 4's victory over the Jets, Titans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will step in and lead the team for the next few weeks. Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images.

The Tennessee Titans may have hit the jackpot when they signed Fitzpatrick as the primary backup to Jake Locker. In four seasons with the Buffalo Bills, Fitzpatrick accounted for 81 touchdown passes and 64 interceptions. However, the wheels fell off a bit after he was given a large contract extension.

After his release, the Titans swooped in and inked Fitzpatrick to a two-year pact. If he can remain hungry and not fall into the same complacency that he did when he signed his extension in Buffalo, I think Fitzpatrick could be a true find. Tennessee fans will be able to catch a glimpse of what he can do in the upcoming weeks as Fitzpatrick will now be the starter while Locker sits out with a hip injury suffered in Week 4’s win over the New York Jets.

So there you have it. Sometimes it is the wily veteran tasked with backing up his sheriff and other times it is the young gun looking to show what he can do if given the opportunity. Regardless of which type of deputy your team has, they had better be ready to take the reins should the sheriff go down in today’s NFL.