Fitzpatrick, the Dolphins’ prized first-round pick, filed a trademark for the nickname last week, in a story first reported Monday by the Website TheSports.Biz.
Fitzpatrick’s timing in the matter is significant because of another football player in the state of Florida who is off to an impressive start to the season.
Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has completed more than 78 percent of his passes to go along with eight touchdowns to lead Tampa Bay to a 2-0 start with Jameis Winston serving a three-game suspension to begin the season.
Because of his impressive performances, Ryan Fitzpatrick has been referred to as FitzMagic on social media. He has also endeared fans after Sunday’s win over the Philadelphia Eagles by doing his postgame interview shirtless while wearing a jacket and jewelry belonging to teammate Desean Jackson.
As for Minkah Fitzpatrick, he has also contributed to the Dolphins’ 2-0 start in the first two games of his career.
Fitzpatrick’s representatives submitted an application with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for FitzMagic on September 12. The trademark filing will help Fitzpatrick use FitzMagic in marketing efforts to sell items like footwear, hats, headwear and other types of apparel, according to the report.