Ryan Fitzpatrick – QB
Ryan Fitzpatrick won over the Miami Dolphins fanbase in 2019 but he is still the same Fitzpatrick he has always been.
I like Ryan Fitzpatrick. He is a gutsy backyard kid playing a pick-up game on a Saturday morning regardless of whether it is on a field or on the street. When I see Fitzpatrick, I think of a guy who is going to tackle the Jeep that wasn’t moved off the curb.
There is no denying that Fitzpatrick is a leader and that part of his game will never be questioned but anyone who remotely thinks that Fitzpatrick will take a team to the post-season is overvaluing him as a quarterback. The truth is, as a QB he is average, at best.
Fitzpatrick can’t make all the throws and while we could add “anymore” to the end of that, reality tells us he never really could. He is in this league because of his work ethic, leadership, and ability to be team-first back-up with starting experience.
This year, he will likely start but his real value comes in the way he mentors Tua Tagovailoa and even Josh Rosen. Last year, fans were going crazy over what Fitzpatrick did on the field but a lot of that was because Miami was not a good football team.
Yes, Fitzpatrick led the team in rushing and frankly, that is far more sad than exciting. This is probably the last season he spends with the Dolphins but I would be surprised if it is his last year in the NFL. While I don’t necessarily see him as some great addition to the Dolphins, I will never take away what he can do for the youth on the offense.