NFL Free Agency 2021: Ryan Fitzpatrick agree to one-year deal with Washington Football Team
Veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has agreed with the Washington Football Team on a one-year bargain worth $10 million that could develop to $12 million with motivations, a source disclosed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Monday.
Fitzpatrick is expected to head to camp as the starter, the source said, with competition from Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen.
Washington realized it would struggle to add a long-term solution at quarterback this offseason, yet it likewise acknowledges it can contend for another NFC East title. Fitzpatrick gives the group somebody who can play at a strong level for a more affordable agreement, permitting WFT to fabricate the remainder of its program on offense.
Washington needs to add more assistance at wide beneficiary – one of its essential objectives this offseason – and especially needed to add more speed at the position.
Fitzpatrick would be the association’s 32nd beginning quarterback since it won the Super Bowl after the 1991 season. Washington began three quarterbacks last season: Allen, Dwayne Haskins and Alex Smith. It delivered Haskins before the finish of the period and recently let go of Smith.
Fitzpatrick, 38, is entering his seventeenth NFL season. He is the lone quarterback in NFL history to begin and toss scores with eight unique groups. Presently, he’ll get an opportunity to do it for a 10th.
Fitzpatrick is a definitive apprentice, and he savors the job – especially in the course of the last two seasons when he was the scaffold starter for the Miami Dolphins. In spite of the fact that he is year to year now in his profession, Fitzpatrick told ESPN in February that it was a “really easy” choice to get back to play in 2021.
He assumed a colossal part in guiding the Dolphins from a rebuilding group to one of the NFL’s best stories in 2020, as Miami took a five-win leap toward a 10-6 record. In 2019, Fitzpatrick beat down Josh Rosen in an open rivalry to turn into the Dolphins’ starter for a 5-11 season when many believed the group to tank right off the bat. In 2020, Fitzpatrick again started the season as the starter as oneself declared “placeholder” and tutor for new kid on the block Tua Tagovailoa.
Fitzpatrick began seven games in 2020, finishing 68.5% of his passes and tossing for 13 scores and eight captures. He likewise had a 76.9 QBR and was the unchallenged head of the Dolphins.
In true Fitzpatrick style, his last Dolphins second was falling off the seat and driving the group to a rebound triumph over the Las Vegas Raiders. He tried positive for COVID-19 only a couple days after the fact, making him ineligible for the season-finishing misfortune to the Buffalo Bills.
Fitzpatrick is positioned tenth among active quarterbacks with 34,977 passing yards and has tossed for 223 scores with 169 capture attempts in his career.