Ryan Fitzpatrick Contacted by THIS NFL team Ahead of a Potential Move

Published 02/27/2021, 7:32 PM EST


NFL journeyman, Ryan Fitzpatrick, was part of the Miami Dolphins roster heading into the 2020 season. He was named as the first-choice quarterback by head coach Brian Flores before the season opener against the New England Patriots.

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Earlier last year, the AFC East franchise drafted popular Alabama rookie QB, Tua Tagovailoa, (5th overall) in the 2020 NFL Draft. This was despite the youngster suffering hip, nose, and head injuries during the 2019 NCAA Football season.

Oct 4, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) attempts a pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Fitzpatrick led the Dolphins to a 3-3 record heading into Week 6. But that’s when it all changed.

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Coach Flores shocked both Fitzpatrick and the Dolphins fans, after confirming that Tua would be the team’s first-choice starter ahead of the game against Los Angeles Rams in Week 7.

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Ryan Fitzpatrick turns 39 later this year in November. After being demoted to back up quarterback, Fitzpatrick featured in Week 15 for the Dolphins as they played Las Vegas Raiders at the Allegiant Stadium. He came onto the field after Tua was forced to retire with an injury. The former Buffalo Bills man turned on the ‘Fitz magic’ throwing for 182 yards and one passing touchdown.

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In doing so, he led the Dolphins to a narrow 25-26 win and ended the Raiders’ 2020 NFL Playoff hopes. Fitzpatrick finished the season with 2,091 passing yards and 13 touchdowns from 9 games. He is a free agent heading into the 2021 NFL season and is already attracting interest from teams across the league.

MIAMI, FL – AUGUST 22: Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Miami Dolphins attempts a pass during the second quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Hard Rock Stadium on August 22, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)

One of the teams to have already made contact with Fitzpatrick is the AFC West franchise, Denver Broncos. Coach Vic Fangio could make do with Fitzpatrick as a stop-gap solution to their quarterback woes. Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots are also reportedly being linked with a possible late swoop for the veteran. Watch this space for more.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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