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QB Ryan Fitzpatrick Inks One-Year Deal With Washington

It’s been a long journey for Fitz-magic, and the ride is going to continue for at least one more season.

Veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is heading to the nation’s capitol, coming to terms with the Washington Football Team on a one-year deal that could be worth as much as $12 million.

Currently the deal is a one-year deal worth $10 million.

It’s the ninth team for Fitzpatrick, who has played in Miami for the past two seasons. The 38-year-old has been on a number of two-year tours, starting in 2015 when he played two years with the Jets. He then spent two years with the Buccaneers, and then two years with the Fins.

Washington has been looking for a quarterback since they released Alex Smith two weeks back. Until they signed Fitzpatrick, their roster of quarterbacks included just Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen.

Fitzpatrick started 20 games for the Dolphins, including seven in 2020 while getting youngster and first-round pick rookie Tua Tagovailoa ready to take over the job full-time.

In 16 seasons, Fitzpatrick has started 146 games and completed 60.7 percent of his passes for 34,977 yards with 223 touchdowns and 169 interceptions.

Fitzpatrick is 59-86-1 over his NFL career. His biggest success came in 2015 with the Jets when he went 10-6 as a starter.

He and the Jets were on the verge of a playoff spot this year, but fell to the 7-8 Bills in the final week of the season, a game in which Fitzpatrick threw three interceptions. Interceptions have hindered him his entire career.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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