TAMPA, Fla. — Ryan Fitzpatrick is staying in Florida but onto another team, according to media reports.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback will join the Miami Dolphins this upcoming season, ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted. It reportedly is a two-year, $11 million deal.
The Miami Herald reports Fitzpatrick agreed to the quarterback deal Sunday.
he 36-year-old Fitzpatrick has a 50-75-1 record as a starter for seven NFL teams. He started seven games for Tampa Bay last year and had a passer rating of 100.4, which ranked ninth in the league.
The Dolphins traded Tannehill on Friday to the Tennessee Titans in a deal that also involved draft picks. Tannehill became Miami's starting quarterback as a rookie in 2012 and never took a snap in the postseason.
After Miami went 7-9 last year, owner Stephen Ross fired coach Adam Gase, ordered a youth movement and acknowledged it may take several seasons to build a winner.
Fitzpatrick could become Miami's 20th starting quarterback since Dan Marino retired following 1999 season. The Dolphins and new coach Brian Flores have the 13th choice in the April draft, and might devote their first-round pick to a QB for only the second time since taking Marino in 1984.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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