The first stopgap option would be quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick has definitely made his way around the NFL. He has played for the St. Louis Rams, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, Houston Texans, New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Miami Dolphins.
Fitzpatrick hasn’t had the most luxurious or high-profile 15-year career. However, Fitzpatrick has been one of the most stable and reliable quarterbacks that the NFL has ever seen. Recently, he balled out for the Miami Dolphins.
Even after drafting Tua Tagovailoa high in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Dolphins elected to start Fitzpatrick. After going 4-3 in his first seven games, the Dolphins decided to replace Fitz”magic” with their rookie quarterback and give him a shot.
Regardless of his benching, Fitzpatrick still threw for over 2,000 yards and 13 touchdowns in those seven games. He still has it. He still has at least a couple of quality seasons still left in his career; he could be the perfect bridge between long-term quarterbacks.