Orchard Park, NY – Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick agreed to a contract extension on Friday, according to a report in the Buffalo News.
The deal is for six years and $59 million with $24 million in guaranteed money, according to another report by ESPN.
Fitzpatrick, who signed with Buffalo in 2009 as a backup to quarterback Trent Edwards, has led the Bills to a 4-2 record this season. They are just a game behind the New England Patriots for first place in the AFC East.
A seventh-round draft pick out of Harvard in 2005, Fitzpatrick has a 16-25-1 career record, including a 12-15 mark as the Bills' quarterback.
Buffalo is averaging 31.3 points and 378.5 yards a game with Fitzpatrick at the helm this season -- third- and 10th-best in the NFL, respectively. His 12 touchdown passes are tied for fifth in the league.
Through six games, Fitzpatrick has thrown for 1,477 yards this season with six interceptions while completing 66.3 percent of his pass attempts.
He is the first Buffalo quarterback to get a contract extension since the Bills gave Doug Flutie a two-year extension in 1999.