Backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Buccaneers have agreed to terms on a one-year deal. The NFL Network first reported the deal, which was confirmed by ESPN. Fitzpatrick, 35, was brought in by Tampa Bay to be the backup to Jameis Winston and to provide some mentorship for the 24-year-old starting quarterback. Fitzpatrick proved to be much more than a steadying force, however, stepping in for Winston in four games and winning two of his three starts. In Week 6 against the Arizona Cardinals, Fitzpatrick completed 68 percent of his passes, throwing for 290 yards and three touchdowns. He also threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns in a last-second 30-20 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 11.
Ryan Fitzpatrick returns to Buccaneers on 1-year deal
ESPN | Mar 8