NFL free agency rumors: Dolphins sign QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to 2-year deal, report says

Buccaneers name Ryan Fitzpatrick starting QB vs. Panthers

The Fitzmagic is moving on to Miami.

According to ESPN, which cited unidentified sources, the Dolphins have signed former Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to a two-year, $11 million contract with incentives that could make it between $17 and $20 million.

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. The Dolphins traded Ryan Tannehill to the Titans last week and failed to sign Tyrod Taylor as another potential replacement.

The deal makes Miami the eighth franchise Fitzpatrick has played for as the 36-year-old journeyman prepares to enter his 15th NFL season in 2019.

Fitzpatrick filled in admirably for the suspended Jameis Winston last season, finishing with 2,366 passing yards for 17 touchdowns with 12 interceptions in seven starts.

He has started 126 of 141 career NFL games and has a career passer rating of 81.1.