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Ryan Fitzpatrick is heading into his 16th season in the NFL
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“I’m his biggest cheerleader right now, but I also want to be out there playing”

Last Updated: 20/05/20 2: 27pm

Ryan Fitzpatrick is heading into his 16th season in the NFL

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has actually invited the chance to assist newly-drafted Tua Tagovailoa satisfy his capacity in the NFL, however stays excited to continue his own on-field journey.

The Dolphins made Tagovailoa the No 5 total choice in April’s NFL Draft as they sought their long-lasting face of the franchise having actually completed 5-11 and bottom of the AFC East in 2019.

Tagovailoa tossed for 7,422 lawns, 87 goals and 11 interceptions in 32 profession video games at Alabama, completing his college profession with NCAA records in passing lawns per effort, passer ranking and overall lawns per play.

“I’m his biggest cheerleader right now, but I also want to be out there playing,” Fitzpatrick stated on ‘What’s Next with Eric Wood’, a podcast hosted by his previous Buffalo Bills team-mate.

“I likewise wish to be on the field. And that’s why I’m still doing it, due to the fact that I still delight in the video game.

“Hopefully a few of the lessons I’m able to teach him are from viewing me. But if it’s the other method around, I’m going to do my finest to assist him be successful in the very best method he can.”

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Former NFL scout Bucky Brooks has actually compared Tagovailoa to Drew Brees

Former NFL scout Bucky Brooks has actually compared Tagovailoa to Drew Brees

There is a strong opportunity Fitzpatrick maintains his beginning task under center a minimum of for the start of the 2020 project as the Dolphins alleviate the Alabama star into the league following his healing from hip surgical treatment in November.

The 37-year-old edged out Josh Rosen in Miami last season, tossing for 3,529 lawns, 20 goals and 13 interceptions and going 5-8 as a starter in his 15 video games. He is now heading into his 16th season in the NFL.

Regardless of who is on the field, Fitzpatrick is eager to help his brand-new team-mate in making the shift.

“The other thing in bringing a brand-new person because I constantly attempt and impress immediately on these men is: I am here,” Fitzpatrick included.

“Again, no ego. I have a lot understanding. I’ve made a lot of errors in this league. I’ve discovered how to prepare, I’ve discovered a lot about offenses and defenses and the method men run. Ask concerns. I’m an open book.

“I’m excited, because watching him play at Alabama, he looks like a pretty dynamic talent. Just in meeting him a few times, he seems like an unbelievable kid, great head on his shoulders, says the right things, wants to do the right things.”

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