Arizona's NFL connections: Ryan Fitzpatrick signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Arizona's NFL connections: Ryan Fitzpatrick signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Arizona's NFL connections: Ryan Fitzpatrick signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Ryan Fitzpatrick has found a new NFL home.

Ryan Fitzpatrick has found a new NFL home.

Many former Arizona high school and college football players have switched NFL teams during a busy offseason.

The latest?

Former Gilbert Highland quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Fitzpatrick had 12 touchdown passes last season for the New York Jets.

He has 166 touchdown passes in his NFL career, which is more than any other former Arizona college or high school quarterback.

RELATED: Ryan Fitzpatrick leads Arizona QBs in NFL touchdown list

Fitzpatrick isn’t the only Arizona connection to switch NFL teams.

Former Chandler High standout Dion Jordan, the No. 3 overall pick of the 2013 draft, is now with the Seahawks.

Jordan, who played college football at Oregon, hasn’t played in an NFL game since 2014. He was cut by the Dolphins last month after four years with the team.

Those four years were marked by suspensions and injuries.

The most notable Arizona connection to switch teams this offseason is probably former ASU quarterback Brock Osweiler, who was traded from the Houston Texans to the Cleveland Browns (will he stay there?).

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RELATED: How Arizona’s NFL connections fared in regular season | Postseason

Former Arizona quarterback Nick Foles left the Kansas City Chiefs to return to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Former Chandler High standout Markus Wheaton joined the Chicago Bears after being with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

RELATED: How Arizona’s NFL connections fared each week

Arizona NFL connections changing teams for 2017-18 season:

Former ASU QB Brock Osweiler | Old team: Texans | New team: Browns

Former Glendale Apollo standout Prince Amukamara | Old team: Jaguars | New team: Bears

Former Arizona QB Nick Foles | Old team: Chiefs | New team: Eagles

Former Arizona kicker Nick Folk | Old team: Jets | New team: Buccaneers

Former ASU standout Lawrence Guy | Old team: Ravens | New team: Patriots

Former Glendale Mountain Ridge punter Jeff Locke | Old team: Vikings | New team: Colts

Former Arizona Wildcats standout Earl Mitchell | Old team: Dolphins | New team: 49ers

Former ASU wide receiver Rashad Ross | Old team: Redskins | New team: 49ers

Former Chandler High standout Markus Wheaton | Old team: Steelers | New team: Bears

Former Chandler High standout Dion Jordan | Old team: Dolphins | New team: Seahawks

Former Gilbert Highland quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick | Old team: Jets | New team: Buccaneers

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