Sport Buccaneers sign veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

17:51  19 may  2017
17:51  19 may  2017 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Fitzpatrick will compete with QB Ryan Griffin to be Jameis Winston's backup. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images). Fitzpatrick inks a deal with the Buccaneers , signing with his seventh different team in his NFL career.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers sign veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick on Friday. Fitzpatrick has wanted to continue his football career despite not having any public interest from any teams making his signing unique.

Ryan Fitzpatrick will be the primary backup behind Jameis Winston in 2017. © Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports Ryan Fitzpatrick will be the primary backup behind Jameis Winston in 2017.

Ryan Fitzpatrick had an abysmal year with the New York Jets in 2016, but that does not mean the veteran quarterback is ready to call it a career.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Friday that they have signed Fitzpatrick to a contract.

After throwing for nearly 4,000 yards and 31 touchdowns in a career year back in 2015, Fitzpatrick was awful in 14 games with the Jets last season. He threw just 12 touchdown passes compared to 17 interceptions and finished with a passer rating of 69.6.

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Tampa Bay has landed an experienced backup for Jameis Winston, agreeing to terms with 13th-year veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick , who has started 116 NFL games. The signing of Fitzpatrick is another indication that the Buccaneers expect to be serious playoff contenders in 2017.

Sports Illustrated. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms with veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick . The Buccaneers will be Fitzpatrick 's seventh NFL team as he is expected to back up Jameis Winston.

That said, a veteran backup role behind Jameis Winston should suit Fitzpatrick nicely. The 34-year-old has plenty of experience, which is likely what the Bucs were seeking.

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