The Miami Dolphins announced Monday that they’ve officially signed QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to a two-year contract.
We have signed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Welcome to Miami, Ryan! pic.twitter.com/NWqQ5t072a
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) March 18, 2019
- Adam Schefter reports that Fitzpatrick receives a two-year contract worth $11 million that can be worth between $17 and $20 million, depending on incentives.
- With an average yearly contract value of $5.5 million, Nick Korte of Over The Cap projects Fitzpatrick’s contract to cancel out one of the Dolphin’s projected 2020 7th-round compensatory picks.
Miami was clearly in need of a quarterback and Fitzpatrick was one of the best available options after Teddy Bridgewater and Tyrod Taylor elected to sign elsewhere.
It’s still possible the Dolphins could draft a quarterback this year to pair with Fitzpatrick. Although, there has been offseason buzz that they could have their sights sent on prospects in the 2020 draft class.
This will be Fitzpatrick’s third stint in the AFC East after appearances for both the Jets and the Bills in past seasons.
Fitzpatrick, 36, is a former seventh-round pick of the Rams back in 2005. He’s played for several teams over the course of his 13-year NFL career including the Bengals, Bills, Titans, Texans and Jets before he signed on with the Buccaneers last year.
In 2018, Fitzpatrick appeared in eight games for the Buccaneers and completed 66.7 percent of his passes for 2,366 yards, 17 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He also rushed for 152 yards and two touchdowns.
Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 9 quarterback out of 38 qualifying players.
We had him featured in our Top 100 Available Free Agents list.