Let him eat cake — a lot of cake.
Veteran NFL quarterback and father of seven Ryan Fitzpatrick, who’s playing with the Miami Dolphins, arrived at an offseason minicamp Tuesday saying he’s packed on a few pounds since last season because he’s eaten a lot of birthday cake.
“The thing with me is I have seven kids, so in January we have three birthdays,” Fitzpatrick, 36, told reporters, according to the Miami Herald.
“We’ve got a family birthday party, which includes cake and then we’ve got a friend’s birthday party which includes cake. So, that’s six times in January.”
We’ve got three birthdays in March ... That’s cake six out of 10 or 11 days.
While February offered a bit of a respite, Fitzgerald, soon received a few more blows to his ballooning dad bod.
“We’ve got three birthdays in March ... which again, that’s a tough stretch. That’s cake six out of 10 or 11 days. Then we’ve got an April birthday. So, it doesn’t slow down,” he said.
Fitzpatrick, who’s a Harvard graduate, is now ready to shed those unwanted pounds and get back into playing shape.
“But now that the birthdays are behind me, and I think I’m going to try to go from peak offseason form maybe down to peak in-season form, I’ll be OK,” he said.
And maybe when he gets back into form, he can celebrate with a nice piece of cake, right?