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Ryan Fitzpatrick | Quarterback

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/24/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 223
College: Harvard
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Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 16-of-29 passes for 218 yards with one touchdown and one interception and scrambled nine times for 34 yards in the Jets' Week 4 win over the Dolphins.
The Jets went run-heavy, keeping Fitzpatrick’s damage to a minimum. He went just 12-of-25 after opening the game with four straight completions. His interception came on a laughably weak deep throw to Devin Smith. Aside from Fitzpatrick’s embarrassing lack of accuracy, his decision-making was on the money and he actually had a few nice runs. He’ll get an easy matchup against the Redskins coming out of the bye week. Oct 4 - 1:28 PM

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Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 35-of-58 throws for 283 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions in the Jets' Week 3 loss to Philly.

He added 13 yards on four scrambles. FitzMagic was missing Eric Decker and Chris Owusu due to knee injuries, so he leaned heavily on Brandon Marshall and Quincy Enunwa against the Eagles. After hitting Marshall for a 16-yard touchdown on the Jets' final play of the first half, FitzMagic was intercepted on a deep end-zone shot intended for rookie Devin Smith as fellow rookie Eagles CB Eric Rowe won the contested ball. Fitzpatrick did salvage his fantasy game with a late seven-yard touchdown toss to Jeremy Kerley. The Jets head to London for Week 4, where they'll take on the division-rival Dolphins.
Sep 27 - 4:37 PM

Jets coach Todd Bowles confirms Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain the Jets' starter even once Geno Smith (jaw) is healthy.

It's a bit of an empty statement, as Smith isn't expected to be cleared until after the Jets' Week 5 bye. Fitz will obviously remain the starter if he keeps up at his current pace, but his career has been one of peaks and valleys. It's not outside the realm of possibility that Smith ends up making starts this season.
Sep 22 - 4:49 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 22-of-34 passes for 244 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Jets' Week 2 win over the Colts on Monday night.

Fitzpatrick and OC Chan Gailey really picked on a barely-there, injury-riddled Colts defensive backfield that was minus its top four cornerbacks for the entire second half. Fitzpatrick had an easy pitch-and-catch connection with Eric Decker in the first half, finding Decker for a six-yard touchdown in the first quarter and eight times for 97 yards total before halftime. After the break, Fitzpatrick turned to Brandon Marshall, who finished 7-101-1 with his game-sealing 15-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. The Jets will host the 0-2 Eagles in Week 3.
Sep 21 - 11:38 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 15-of-24 passes for 179 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in Week 1 against the Browns.

Fitzpatrick's first touchdown was a 15-yard pass to Eric Decker in the back of the end-zone, with his second coming on a goal-line fade to Brandon Marshall. He managed the game effectively and had good command of Chan Gailey's offense. Fitzpatrick isn't more than a low-end QB2 for Week 2 against the Colts.
Sep 13 - 4:30 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick played well in Saturday’s preseason game against the Giants, completing 9-of-14 passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns.

Fitzpatrick looked nimble as ever, routinely extending plays in the pocket and making a number of nice throws on the run. He looked most comfortable on play-action with his best throw coming on a gorgeous 18-yard touchdown strike to Eric Decker in the first quarter. If Fitzpatrick plays like this in the regular season he'll have no trouble holding off Geno Smith, who is still out with a broken jaw.
Aug 29 - 9:54 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 13-of-19 passes for 118 yards in the Jets' second preseason game.

The Jets found the end zone for the first time this preseason on Fitzpatrick's final drive of the night, though the drive came against the Falcons' twos and threes. Fitzpatrick's first five drives all ended in punts with two three-and-outs. The offense should improve as OC Chan Gailey opens up the playbook, but it has not been a promising start.
Aug 21 - 9:08 PM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini said the quarterback job is "Ryan Fitzpatrick's to lose."

This echoes exactly a report from The New York Daily News. Coach Todd Bowles appeared disgusted with the situation which led to Geno Smith's broken jaw, calling the argument "childish." If Fitzpatrick can at least be competent, he should hold the job all season.
Aug 15 - 9:08 AM

The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta believes the Jets' quarterback job is now "Ryan Fitzpatrick's to lose."

Coach Todd Bowles essentially confirmed this in his press conference announcing Geno Smith's broken jaw. Fitzpatrick will run the first-team offense until he plays himself out of the job. The quarterback commonly known as FitzMagic played briefly in Thursday night's preseason opener, completing 2-of-3 passes for 16 yards. Fitzpatrick is a sneaky two-QB-league fantasy pick.
Aug 14 - 3:35 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick will be the Jets' Week 1 quarterback after Geno Smith broke his jaw in a locker room altercation.

Smith got his jaw busted by second-year LB IK Enemkpali, who has been released. The stunning, "only the Jets" moment reunites Fitzpatrick with the man who made him "FitzMagic" in Buffalo, OC Chan Gailey. Fitz started 45 games for Gailey from 2010-12, and was the fantasy QB11 in 2011. We wouldn't expect a repeat of that in 2015, but Fitz has a decent stable of weapons to work with. Smith is sidelined 6-10 weeks, but it's no guarantee he'll reclaim the starting job upon his return. A potential line of delineation is the Jets' bye in Week 5.
Aug 11 - 1:38 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick (leg) is participating at Jets OTAs.

Fitzpatrick fractured his tibia last Week 15. He's now healthy enough to push Geno Smith. Although the Jets are standing behind Geno as the favorite to start in Week 1, Fitzpatrick is familiar with OC Chan Gailey's Pistol Spread offense, and could at very least put Geno on a short leash with a solid August.
May 27 - 4:11 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick (leg) will be ready for training camp, though he'll be limited in OTAs.

Geno Smith and Matt Simms will get more looks during OTAs. While GM Mike Maccagnan insists the Jets' quarterback competition will be a "competitive environment," the job is really Fitzpatrick's to lose. Whoever wins the job will have two rock solid receiving options in Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker.
Mar 19 - 12:03 PM

Jets acquired QB Ryan Fitzpatrick from the Texans in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2016.

The pick can elevate to a sixth-rounder based on Fitzpatrick's 2015 playing time. Fitzpatrick became the odd man out after the Texans signed Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett, two quarterbacks Bill O'Brien coached in New England. It's a no-brainer for the Jets. Fitzpatrick quietly produced the ninth-highest quarterback rating in the league last season, while Geno Smith was 29th. Fitzpatrick will be reunited with his former coach Chan Gailey. New York had been talked about as a possible destination for Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, but that seems unlikely now. Fitzpatrick will be the heavy favorite to start Week 1.
Mar 11 - 12:03 PM

NFL Network's Kim Jones and Albert Breer report a trade sending Ryan Fitzpatrick to the Jets could happen "quickly" once the Texans formally sign Brian Hoyer.

Per the NY Daily News, the compensation would be "a late-rounder." Hoyer is believed to have already agreed to the parameters of a contract with Houston. Fitzpatrick going to the Jets would reunite him with ex-Bills coach Chan Gailey, who is now the offensive coordinator in New York. The Jets are very much trying to "win now" under Gailey and new coach Todd Bowles, trading for Brandon Marshall before signing Darrelle Revis, James Carpenter, and Buster Skrine.
Mar 11 - 9:56 AM

The Jets are expected to pursue QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.

The Texans will cut Fitzpatrick after deciding to move forward with Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer at quarterback. Fitzy played for Jets OC Chan Gailey in Buffalo and can help Geno Smith while also competing for the starting gig.
Mar 9 - 10:05 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Ryan Fitzpatrick
2Geno Smith
3Bryce Petty
RB1Chris Ivory
2Bilal Powell
3Zac Stacy
4Stevan Ridley
GLB1Chris Ivory
2Zac Stacy
3RB1Bilal Powell
2Chris Ivory
FB1Tommy Bohanon
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Quincy Enunwa
3Devin Smith
WR21Eric Decker
2Jeremy Kerley
3Chris Owusu
WR31Quincy Enunwa
TE1Jeff Cumberland
2Kellen Davis
LT1D'Brickashaw Ferguson
2Ben Ijalana
LG1James Carpenter
2Dakota Dozier
C1Nick Mangold
RG1Willie Colon
2Brian Winters
3Jarvis Harrison
RT1Breno Giacomini
2Brent Qvale
K1Nick Folk