Dolphins’ Ryan Fitzpatrick To Play In 2021

Despite speculation to the contrary, Ryan Fitzpatrick intends to play in 2021 (Twitter link via’s Ian Rapoport). Fitzpatrick is days away from free agency and figures to draw a good amount of interest. 

Over the weekend, we heard that the 38-year-old could hang up the cleats. But, publicly, Fitzpatrick has been fairly consistent about his plans. In February, he told Pat McAfee that he still had plenty of gas in the tank.

For me, personally, I have to take every offseason and reassess,” Fitzpatrick said. “These last two years have really re-lit that fire under me. I still want to play, and I enjoy being out there playing.”

Fitzpatrick opened the year as the Dolphins’ starter before ceding the role to Tua Tagovailoa. However, he was used in relief throughout the year, including his game against the Raiders to secure the win. At this stage of his career, Fitzpatrick might not be able to secure a starting role, but he profiles as one of the best available backup options. If Fitzpatrick is willing to mentor a young QB, he should be able to land a contract as one of the league’s highest-paid QB2s.

After turns with the Rams, Bengals, Bills, Titans, Texans, Jets, Bucs, and Dolphins, the Harvard alum could be on his way to the ninth team of his NFL career.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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5 comments on “Dolphins’ Ryan Fitzpatrick To Play In 2021

  1. real_ttebow_

    would really love him slinging it to jeudy sutton fant and hamler next year

  2. sambino

    Jets should sign him if they plan to take Zach Wilson with the second pick. He can be a good mentor for Wilson and James Morgan who they drafted in the fourth round last year. Morgan will probably never play for the Jets but it would be nice to groom him as well as long as he’s on the roster. You never know when someone gets their shot due to injury.

  3. crosseyedlemon

    Fitzmagic has a great attitude and a down to earth perspective on how football fits into the big picture of life. He reminds me a lot of Kenny Stabler in that respect.

  4. blueblood1217

    I hope he finds a team that will let him start. Guy is a class act

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