Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick wants to play in 2020
It has gotten to the point where the word “journeyman” should simply be defined by a photo of Ryan Fitzpatrick. The veteran quarterback has now played for eight different NFL franchises and has become the quintessential backup, a guy who is a perfectly solid second-stringer with the capability to start, which he is doing for the Miami Dolphins.
Fitzpatrick spent the 2019 campaign with the Dolphins, starting 13 of his 15 appearances and throwing for 3,529 yards, 20 touchdowns and 13 interceptions while completing 62 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 85.5.
The 37-year-old is on a two-year deal, so whether or not he wants to continue playing in 2020 is entirely up to him, and it looks like he will be returning.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Fitzpatrick confirmed he will be back next season, and the Dolphins have made it clear that they are happy with having him on the roster.
Whether or not Fitzpatrick starts again remains to be seen. Miami owns the fifth overall pick of the NFL Draft this spring, so it could very well draft a quarterback.
There is also Josh Rosen, whom the Dolphins acquired during draft weekend the last offseason, but Miami appeared to sour on Rosen this past year.
Either way, Fitzpatrick will be back in South Beach in some capacity, and at the very least, he will provide the Dolphins with a reliable backup and a great locker-room presence.
Miami went 5-11 in 2019.