The Miami Dolphins have been looking for a long-term option at quarterback since Dan Marino was at the helm for seventeen seasons from 1983 to 1999. Since then, they’ve trotted out the likes of Jay Fiedler, AJ Feeley, Gus Frerotte, Joey Harrington, Cleo Lemon, Chad Pennington, Chad Henne, Matt Moore, Ryan Tannehill and Jay Cutler, while still failing to find a true long-term answer. It’s only fitting they’d find yet another bridge quarterback after their latest failure and as a result, they signed the enigmatic Ryan Fitzpatrick to presumably keep the seat warm in 2019. The trade has some dynasty impact, so let’s take a look at the players affected by the signing.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB MIA
The ultimate nomad, Fitzpatrick will now join his seventh NFL team after stops with the Rams, Bengals, Bills, Titans, Texans, Jets, and Bucs. Over his 13 seasons, the 36-year old has amassed a respectable 29,357 passing yards, 190 touchdown passes and 148 interceptions in 140 career games. In Miami, he’s likely going to be asked to be the starter unless the Dolphins find a way to get a quarterback who’s ready to start in the upcoming NFL Draft. At this point, that’s starting to look unlikely unless they want to trade up.
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