The Facts: The Dolphins have no significant interest at this point in signing any veteran quarterback this spring to replace Fitzpatrick as their starter.
Diehards Line:So wrote Herald staffer Armando Salguero, who added the Dolphins do have interest and every intention of drafting a quarterback in the April draft and that guy will be the hope for tomorrow. Remember, Fitzpatrick was able to outperform former first-rounder Josh Rosen and claim the Dolphins job as his own last year, but he led them to five wins in his 13 starts. That was enough to keep them respectable late, but it also pushed them down the draft order, complicating their ability to draft the one of their choosing. And, as Profootballtalk.com's Darin Gantt noted, with such an emphasis on drafting their eventual starter early (presumably either Tua Tagovailoa or Justin Herbert), it makes sense to pay Fitzpatrick the $8 million he’s due this year to hold the same role.