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Catching up with Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick: Excitement for Tua, wanting to play and a serious neck-hair situation

Safid Deen, Sun Sentinel on

Published in Football

Ryan Fitzpatrick has not shaved in a while. While his head full of hair and beard appear both free-flowing and glorious, he says the hairs on his neck are getting out of control.

Fitzpatrick also has not thrown much this offseason while shuttered with his wife and seven children at their house in Arizona. Throwing has not been a part of his offseason regimen for the last eight or nine years, he said.

Whenever the Miami Dolphins resume team workouts together -- that's when Fitzpatrick says he will ramp up his arm again.

As Fitzpatrick prepares for his 16th NFL season, he is trying to make the most of the Dolphins' virtual offseason program, making himself available to new quarterback Tua Tagovailoa while also sharing his two cents with Josh Rosen.

Fitzpatrick also remains adamant about wanting to play next season.

"I'm as competitive as they come so I want to go out and start," Fitzpatrick said during a Zoom video conference with Dolphins reporters on Thursday.

 

"I know in order for our team to be successful, whoever is playing, that quarterback room has to be successful. Whether that's me out there, doing everything I can to put the team in position to win or whether that's Tua out there doing it. I'm going to do the best I can to help him.

"You know me very well from last year, and you know I want to be out there competing on Sundays," Fitzpatrick added.

Here are a few highlights in what we'll call, catching up with Fitzpatrick this offseason:

-- Fitzpatrick said earlier this week that he is Tagovailoa's "biggest cheerleader" while also reiterating his hopes to play.

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