Published: Mon, March 18, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Ryan Fitzpatrick agrees to 2-year contract with Dolphins

Ryan Fitzpatrick agrees to 2-year contract with Dolphins

News of the signing comes after the Dolphins reportedly offered Teddy Bridgewater the job, though he turned it down to re-sign with the Saints and continue serving as backup to veteran Drew Brees, who is nearing retirement at age 40.

A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the $11 million contract contains incentives that could boost the deal to between $17 million and $20 million.

In 2018, Fitzpatrick got hot and become the first National Football League quarterback to throw for 400 yards or more in three straight games.

Ryan Fitzpatrick will stay in the Sunshine State in 2019.

He had four 400-yard passing games previous year for the Buccaneers but yielded the starting job to Jameis Winston in November. Unfortunately, he finished with a 2-5 record.

Miami traded Ryan Tannehill to the Titans on Friday - leaving a huge hole at quarterback.

A two-year deal is ideal for the Dolphins as they get a starting quarterback for the 2019 season, but can also have Fitzpatrick mentor a young rookie quarterback in 2020. And before Miami signed Fitzpatrick, Jake Rudock and Luke Falk were the only quarterbacks on the roster. In return, the Dolphins received a fourth-round pick and a seventh-round pick after sending Tannehill and a sixth-rounder to Tennessee.

In 2015, Fitzpatrick threw for over 30 touchdowns and almost 4,000 yards with the New York Jets, and he's always been great at hooking up with deep threats or big receivers on the outside.

During his long career, he has played for the Rams, Bengals, Bills, Titans, Texans, Jets and Buccaneers.

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