Ryan Fitzpatrick had a tall order to fill on Sunday afternoon — he not only had to replace Jake Locker under center, but he also had to take the reins against the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs. It was a job for Superman.
The former Bills quarterback started out looking rough for the Titans, going three-and-out on his first five series, but in the fourth quarter he stunned everyone with one play. Fitzpatrick found a hole on 3rd-and-goal and finished off his 9-yard run with a dive into the end zone, giving Tennessee the lead. The surprises kept coming, though, as Fitzpatrick did his best Cam Newton imitation during his celebration, copying the Panthers quarterback’s trademark Superman move.
Unfortunately for the Harvard graduate, the Chiefs were able to discover the Titans’ kryptonite, and Kansas City went on to win 26-17.
Check out Fitzpatrick’s nod to Newton in the GIF below, courtesy of SB Nation.