|May 19, 2017 7:50 AM PT8:50 AM MT9:50 AM CT10:50 AM ET14:50 GMT22:50 7:50 AM MST9:50 AM EST9:50 AM CT18:50 UAE10:50 ETNaN:� - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers reached an agreement with Fitzpatrick on Friday to serve as the backup to Jameis Winston.
Analysis: The deal is for one year and worth a reported $3 million that includes incentives to take the base salary higher. The 34-year-old Fitzpatrick has started 116 games over his 12 seasons in the NFL, including 27 the past two years with the New York Jets. He made $12 million last season. Fitzpatrick will be joining his seventh NFL team.
|Feb. 10, 2017 3:39 PM PT4:39 PM MT5:39 PM CT6:39 PM ET23:39 GMT7:39 4:39 PM MST6:39 PM EST5:39 PM CT3:39 UAE (+1)18:39 ETNaN:� - Fitzpatrick's contract with the New York Jets has been voided, as expected, making the veteran quarterback a free agent. Fitzpatrick re-signed with the Jets last July on a one-year, $12 million deal. Technically, the contract was for two years, but contained language in which the second year would be automatically voided five days after the Super Bowl - meaning, Friday - if Fitzpatrick remained on the roster.
Analysis: Because his $10 million bonus was prorated over two years to help with the salary cap last year, Fitzpatrick will cost the Jets $5 million in "dead money" this year. The 34-year-old Fitzpatrick will be free to sign with another team. While he could still re-sign with the Jets, it appears his up-and-down tenure in New York is done after two seasons.