A source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the 11 million contract includes incentives that may boost the deal between $17 million and $20 million.
Ahead of Fitzpatrick’s inclusion, the Dolphins had two quarterbacks on the roster: Jake Rudock along with Luke Falk. Neither has started an NFL game, plus they’ve combined for five career passing efforts.
Fitzpatrick, 3 6, stepped into the suspended Jameis Winston at Weeks 1 3 Final year and headed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to upset wins over the Saints along with Philadelphia Eagles. He also became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for 400 yards in three consecutive matches and led the NFL with 1,230 passing yards in that interval.
He’d measure up to Winston again in 2018 when the former No. 1 overall pick was benched. Fitzpatrick played eight matches with seven starts, ending with 17 touchdowns and 12 interceptions and completing 66.7 per cent of his passes — the maximum completion percentage of the career.
Fitzpatrick’s biggest issue is stringing consistent matches together over long stretches of time, since he fought with interceptions when former Bucs coach Dirk Koetter transferred him into a starting job.
ESPN’s Jenna Laine led to the report.