The Dolphins this afternoon announced they have signed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Miami is giving its new quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick a two-year, $11 million deal with incentives that could boost it to between $17 and $20 million, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2019
Fitzpatrick comes in and immediately will be the front-runner to be the opening day starter for the Dolphins in 2019. There were rumors that the Dolphins were interested in two veteran quarterbacks, one of which was clearly Teddy Bridgewater who decided to re-sign with the Saints and its now a safe assumption the other was Ryan Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick can be that “bridge” quarterback to lead the Dolphins for one season as they look for their quarterback of the future in the draft. Whether they select a quarterback in Round 1 this year or put it off till the 2020 draft.
In 2018 for Tampa Bay, Fitzpatrick threw 17 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 8 games (7 of which he started) as well as threw for 2,366 yards.
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