A source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the one-year deal is for $3 million. The 34-year-old Fitzpatrick, who has started 116 games over his 12 seasons in the NFL, will serve as the backup to starter Jameis Winston.
You can now add Ryan Fitzpatrick to the list of NFL quarterbacks signed before Colin Kaepernick this offseason. Unfortunately, with Fitzpatrick going to the Buccaneers to serve as Jameis Winston's top backup - replacing Mike Glennon and ahead of Ryan ... The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a terrific offseason, and it all started with the signing of DeSean Jackson. Despite being on the wrong side of 30, Jackson is still one of the best deep threats in the NFL.
Fitzpatrick's 2016 season was a nightmare compared to the 2015 campaign that saw him throw for 3,905 yards and 31 touchdowns. During a year that saw Fitzpatrick earn the starting job and then cede it to Bryce Petty down the stretch, the journeyman ... The NFL offseason isn't over -- unless you count OTAs and training camp as a portion of the actual season, which I don't -- but the important parts are wrapped up after the draft.