Miami Dolphins Replace Ryan Tannehill By Signing QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

Ryan Fitzpatrick

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Ryan Fitzpatrick will become the Miami Dolphins' caretaker quarterback. He started seven games for Tampa Bay previous year and had a passer rating of 100.4, which ranked ninth in the league.

Fitzpatrick could fill the open starting quarterback role that was vacated when the Dolphins traded Ryan Tannehill to the Tennessee Titans on Friday. Tannehill became Miami's starting quarterback as a rookie in 2012 and never took a snap in the postseason.

Fitzpatrick kicked off the 2018 season as the starting quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as Jameis Winston served a suspension.

Well, now they apparently have their man, as they signed Ryan Fitzpatrick to a two-year deal on St. Patrick's Day, which seems fitting. Fitzpatrick also became the first quarterback in National Football League history to throw for 400 yards in three consecutive games.

He had four 400-yard passing games a year ago for the Buccaneers but yielded the starting job to Jameis Winston in November. He has a career passer rating of 81.1 with 190 touchdowns and 148 interceptions.

The Dolphins are quite clearly in "tank mode", and even Schefter tweeted that the team has its eyes on Tua Tagovailoa for the 2020 NFL Draft.

Fitzaptrick, a 14-year pro, is a journeyman quarterback who played for the Rams, Bengals, Bills, Titans, Texans, and Jets.

A two-year deal is flawless 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.

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