Report: Ryan Fitzpatrick to sign with Washington

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Isaiah Ford, left, celebrates with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick after defeating the Las Vegas Raiders in an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker) (David Becker, Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

MIAMI – Journeyman quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is moving on from the Miami Dolphins.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Fitzpatrick has signed a one-year deal with the Washington Football Team.

Fitzpatrick began the season as the Dolphins starting quarterback before eventually being benched for rookie Tua Tagovailoa.

The veteran knew that he was going to eventually be replaced by the Dolphins first round draft pick, however, he did not expect it in the middle of the season.

In an emotional news conference, Fitzpatrick expressed his disappointment and goals to continue his career.

During his two seasons in Miami, the man nick-named “Fitz-Magic” proved to be a key leader and a veteran force in the locker room for the Dolphins.

Fitzpatrick’s contract is said to be for $10 million with a chance to grow to $12 million with incentives.

The veteran will also have an opportunity to earn a starting job in Washington.

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David Lang is executive producer of the Local 10 sports department.