On Friday afternoon, the Dolphins traded 7-year veteran Ryan Tannehill to the Tennessee Titans. Which raised questions as to who would be Miami’s starting quarterback in 2019. It seems obvious that the team will likely draft a mid-round QB this season, and set their sights towards the 2020 draft, in hopes of finding their franchise signal caller.
But who will be the Dolphins veteran quarterback to lead the team in Week 1?
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Ryan Fitzpatrick signed a two-year deal with the Dolphins. This will be his third AFC East team throughout his 15-year NFL season.
Miami has its new starting quarterback. Dolphins reached agreement on a two-year deal with former Buccaneers’ QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, per source. Fitzpatrick now will join his third AFC East team, having already started for the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2019
Fitzpatrick, 36, has thrown for 29,357 yards, 190 touchdowns, and 148 interceptions over his NFL career. He was a 7th-round pick (250th-overall) out of Harvard in 2005. Throughout his 15-year NFL career, Fitzpatrick has played for the Rams, Bengals, Bills, Titans, Texans, Jets, Buccaneers, and now the Dolphins.
Adam Schefter believes the Dolphins signed Fitzpatrick to be their tank commander, in hopes of landing Alabama’s Tua Tagovaiola in next year’s draft.
And so the Dolphins add former Buccaneers’ QB Ryan Fitzpatrick for 2019, with eyes on Alabama QB Tua Tagovaiola for 2020.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2019
Do you believe in #Fitzmagic?
#tankfortua pic.twitter.com/G6qQFZQwiN— josh houtz (@houtz) March 17, 2019