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‘Major Ryan Fitzpatrick’ Twitter account depicts Bucs QB as Civil War pen pal

Stand down, Captain Andrew Luck parody Twitter account. Major Ryan Fitzpatrick is now the NFL’s preeminent fake Twitter handle depicting a league quarterback as a letter-writing military man from the Civil War era.

Long before Fitzpatrick became the toast of Tampa Bay by leading the Buccaneers to an impressive 2-0 start while posting ridiculous stat lines, some enterprising wisenheimer created the Major Ryan Fitzpatrick parody Twitter account.

Dispatches sent to “Dearest Liza” feature old-timey-sounding meditations on the Bucs’ upcoming opponents and the field battles that ensue. And with Fitzpatrick’s magnificent beard making him appear like a man straight out of the 19th century, the tweets are really a hoot.

To wit, here’s what Major Ryan Fitzpatrick had to write about the Bucs regiment waging battle with the Philadelphia Eagles following a 27-21 triumph on Sunday.

And Tampa’s 48-40 win over the New Orleans Saints in Week 1?

Preseason games, nor training camp practices, have been spared from Major Ryan Fitzpatrick’s eloquently written dispatches, either.

Great stuff, indeed. And the outstanding parody account comes amid Fitzpatrick absolutely setting the NFL on fire in the season’s first two weeks, something that presents the Buccaneers with something of a quarterback conundrum when Jameis Winston returns from suspension in Week 4.