That knocks the veteran out from this week’s game against the Bills with a playoff berth on the line for Miami.
Though Fitzpatrick was set to enter the game as a backup, he could have been put in the lineup as a relief quarterback mid-game like he was in last week’s win against the Raiders. This removes that possibility, however.
Fitzpatrick, 38, 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 in 2018.
The Dolphins signed Fitzpatrick to a two-year contract worth $11 million contract last March. He’s in the final year of his deal and will be an unrestricted free agent in 2021
In 2020, Fitzpatrick has appeared in nine games for the Dolphins and completed 68.5 percent of his passes for 2,091 yards, 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He has also rushed 30 times for 151 yards and two touchdowns.