Ryan Fitzpatrick Dolphins
Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Fitzpatrick shocked the NFL world in Week 17 by upsetting the New England Patriots. Now the 37-year-old quarterback will be hoping he can do it again in 2020 as he confirmed he will play next season.

Fitzpatrick spoke with NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and confirmed his intention to play next season. He is open to returning to the Miami Dolphins and that is expected to happen, per Rapoport.

The veteran played well this past season with the Dolphins, easily outperforming Josh Rosen. Across 15 games, Fitzpatrick threw for 3,529 yards with 20 touchdowns and a 62% completion rate. He really picked up his play in December, throwing for 1,628 yards with a 10-3 TD-INT ratio and 95.9 quarterback rating.

It’s no secret that the Dolphins will be targeting a quarterback early in the 2020 NFL Draft. The organization. Whether Miami trades up for Tua Tagovailoa or even targets Justin Herbert, Fitzpatrick could mentor the rookie and start to open the season until the rookie is ready.

Even if both sides can’t agree to a new contract, Fitzpatrick should still attract plenty of interest heading into his 16th season in the NFL.

Matt Johnson
NFL, MLB & college football writer for Sportsnaut. Graduated from San Diego State University with BA in Journalism, 2019. Grew up in Sacramento, now based in Indianapolis. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection, With the First Pick