The Tampa Bay Buccaneers doubled down on head coach Dirk Koetter despite an underwhelming 2017 NFL season. Now some players are hoping the Bucs will do the same with them. Among the notable names is backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Needless to say, the veteran Fitzpatrick is not shy about his desire to remain in Tampa Bay as he enters free agency, via “At this point in my career, I’m not going to be given or gifted a chance to start anywhere probably,” Fitzpatrick said. “You know, there’s a lot of things that weigh into it now for me now that maybe didn’t years ago, just in terms of family and different situations. I enjoyed the year I’ve had here and even just the Tampa area in general. But this team, I think Jameis did a good job this year and you can see the improvement in his game. I’d enjoy being back. I really enjoyed my role this year, but you never know. We’ll see what happens.”