Not only does Ryan Fitzpatrick have enough candles on his own birthday cake to be a fire hazard, he has enough kids that the cake itself has become an occupational hazard.
The Dolphins list the 36-year-old Fitzpatrick at 6-foot-2 and 223 pounds, but that might have been a generous estimate based on his first appearance at the team’s minicamp.
Via Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post, Fitzpatrick joked that: “I think two weeks ago I was in peak offseason form.”
As is his custom, the veteran quarterback had a rational explanation for any extra pounds he might be carrying.
“The thing with me is I have seven kids, so in January we have three birthdays,” Fitzpatrick said. “We’ve got a family birthday party, which includes cake, and then we’ve got a friends’ birthday party, which includes cake. So, that’s…