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Buccaneers didn’t pursue Colin Kaepernick as Jameis Winston backup

Buccaneers didn’t pursue Colin Kaepernick as Jameis Winston backup

Deferring to others the question of whether Colin Kaepernick and his 16 touchdown passes against four interceptions with 11 starts would have been a better choice for the Buccaneers than Ryan Fitzpatrick's 12 touchdown passes against 17 interceptions ...

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Friday they signed Ryan Fitzpatrick as a backup to quarterback Jameis Winston. The Bucs needed a backup after Mike Glennon signed with the Chicago Bears earlier this offseason; the other three quarterbacks on ... 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 ...

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. 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.

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