For the third time in his career, Ryan Fitzpatrick will be a starting quarterback in the AFC East.
Fitzmagic has graced the Jets and Bills with his presence in the past, and after a wild 2018 in Tampa, he’ll shuffle south and east to Miami to be the Dolphins new starter. Miami recently traded Ryan Tannehill to the Titans and was without anything close to a proven starter on the roster, so it’s turned to the journeyman out of Harvard to take over for the year until they can find a franchise quarterback in the draft either this year or next.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Fitzpatrick will come out pretty well in his new 2-year, $11 million that could grow to $17-20 million based on incentives. Miami, meanwhile, has a stop gap until they can bring in a hopeful future star in the draft.
Schefter notes that Miami’s plan is to target the top quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft, Tua Tagovailoa out of Alabama, which indicates they won’t reach for a QB in this year’s draft.
We’ll see if that’s the case come April, but the Dolphins will be the latest team to try and bottle up Fitzmagic in hopes he can sustain a quality performance for a full season.