It’s official, the Fitzmagic is alive and well.
On Thursday night, the Miami Dolphins named veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick as the team’s starting quarterback for the 2019 NFL season.
After a solid battle between Fitzpatrick and former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen, Brian Flores saw all he needed.
The Dolphins will head into the with Fitzpatrick under center.
ESPN insider Adam Schefter broke the news.
Miami QB Ryan Fitzpatrick named opening-week starter vs Baltimore.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 30, 2019
Fitzpatrick, an NFL journeyman, has been in the league since 2005. He’s played for eight NFL team, including the St. Louis Rams, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Buffalo Bills, the Tennessee Titans, the Houston Texans, the New York Jets and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He started the 2018 season as the starter for the Buccaneers with Jameis Winston serving a four-game suspension.
He caught fire with the Bucs for a few games, but was replaced later in the season. Following his stint with Tampa Bay, he landed in Miami and now owns the starting role.
Miami shipped a second-round pick to Arizona for Rosen, but he couldn’t beat out the veteran quarterback.
As a result, the Dolphins could be in the market for a quarterback come the 2020 NFL draft. Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, Oregon’s Justin Herbert and Georgia’s Jake Fromm come to mind as potential picks.