Fitzpatrick agrees to deal with Dolphins

Fitzpatrick agrees to deal with Dolphins

"It didn't last long as the Fitz" Magic" died off through the season. With now two 4th round picks in the 2020 draft, and most likely two 3rd round picks (JaWuan James compensatory pick) the Dolphins will enter the 2020 offseason a year from now with over $120 million in salary cap space and multiple draft picks in the middle to later rounds.

Fitzpatrick, 36, stepped in for the suspended Jameis Winston in Weeks 1-3 last season and led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to upset wins over the New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles.

The 36-year-old Fitzpatrick has a 50-75-1 record as a starter for seven National Football League teams.

Now, Fitzpatrick will go to a Dolphins team that doesn't have a clear-cut starter at quarterback.

The final decision to bring in Fitzpatrick comes just days after the Dolphins traded seven-year veteran Ryan Tannehill to Tennessee, where he will back-up Marcus Mariota.

"Basically, the thought is we're going to look to really build this organization based on our needs and if it takes a year or so - two years, three years - we're going to be there and we're going to be a [winning] organization", Dolphins owner Stephen Ross told reporters earlier this offseason.

New coach Brian Flores and the Dolphins remain in the market for their quarterback of the future and are expected to draft one in the first round either this year or next. He has registered 29,357 passing yards, 190 touchdowns, and 148 interceptions in his career.

Fitzpatrick joins two other quarterbacks on the Miami roster, Luke Falk and Jake Rudock.

They're still in the market this off-season for help on the offensive and defensive lines and at cornerback.

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