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Ryan Fitzpatrick | Quarterback | #14

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/24/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 223
College: Harvard
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 7 (250) / LAR
Contract: view contract details

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Eric Decker said he wants the Jets to resolve the Ryan Fitzpatrick issue before training camp.
It's the resounding sentiment around Jets camp. "I hope something gets worked out, one way or the other, so we cannot have distractions going into training camp," Decker said. "I think for any team to have success, you have to have some kind of direction. And, with training camp, that’s where you get the timing, that’s where you kind of build the team and build your identity. And if it’s still in question marks and you don’t know what’s going on, you’re going to create some kind of issues that we don’t need to have." Things should heat up on this front in the next few weeks. Jun 23 - 12:45 PM

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Coach Todd Bowles said the Jets have discussed adding a veteran quarterback if free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick doesn't re-sign.

It's confirmation the Jets aren't sold on Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg as backups in the event Geno Smith gets the starting nod. The Jets haven't made any progress with Fitzpatrick since details of their three-year offer were leaked in early June. As Hackenberg is a second-round pick, Petty could be out of a roster spot if the Jets add a veteran.
Jun 15 - 4:34 PM

Jets coach Todd Bowles says the team doesn't have a "drop-dead deadline" for re-signing free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick.

"It would be his prerogative," Bowles said. "Business is business. We'd like to have him here, but if he doesn't feel like he needs to be, that's on him. I've got a team to coach." The Jets have made it abundantly clear they're more than willing to wait Fitz out, and potentially let him walk altogether. A reunion remains the most likely endgame, but isn't a certainty.
Jun 14 - 6:44 PM

Based on film study, ESPN's Ron Jaworski said free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick should have thrown 30 interceptions last year.

Jaws was unimpressed by Fitzpatrick's 2015 tape. "There were 15 [passes] that doinked off a linebacker's hand or safety's hand that should've been intercepted," said Jaworski. "He was a little bit lucky." Jaws criticized Fitzpatrick for his lack of consistency and attributed most of his success to Brandon Marshall's "phenomenal" play. Fitzpatrick certainly overachieved in 2015. It's very likely one of the reasons the Jets feel comfortable playing hardball in contract talks.
Jun 14 - 11:23 AM

ESPN's Rich Cimini does not think the Jets are interested in building an option year into free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick's contract.

With Fitzpatrick unwilling to accept backup money after this season and the Jets unwilling to do a one-year deal, one possible compromise is a contract with team options after this season. That structure would give the Jets both the security of knowing they have a starter if they need one after this season and the ability to get out of the deal if Christian Hackenberg or Bryce Petty develops into a starter-quality option. It would also allow Fitzpatrick to get the starter money he wants after the first year of the deal. Despite how much sense that arrangement would make, it does not seem likely to happen.
Source: ESPN
Jun 4 - 10:33 AM

Jets RB Matt Forte said "it would be disappointing for everybody" if free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick is not re-signed.

Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall have been open about their desire to see Fitzpatrick re-signed, and Forte has now added his voice to the chorus. The Jets have "won" the leverage war in negotiations, but they risk alienating a veteran-laden locker room by playing hardball with the quarterback who gives them the best chance to win. Despite the two sides openly negotiating through the media over the last two weeks, a deal does not appear any closer, and The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta said the Jets could be ready to move on "a lot sooner" than people think. If they do, they can kiss their playoff chances goodbye.
Jun 2 - 9:31 AM

ESPN New York's Rich Cimini reports the Jets will not re-sign free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick to a one-year, $12 million deal.

Fitzpatrick's camp informed the New York Daily News he's willing to return to Gang Green on a fully-guaranteed $12 million pact for one season, then bet on himself ahead of 2017 free agency. Cimini's report indicates the Jets are not interested in any such deal. The Jets are driving quite the tough bargain, but they're also well aware Fitzpatrick has no leverage beyond retirement. ESPN's Adam Schefter believes this saga could continue to drag on for "a while."
Jun 2 - 1:44 AM

The New York Daily News reports free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick is "prepared" to sign a one-year, $12 million deal with the Jets.

The Jets' three-year proposal to Fitzpatrick is worth $24 million over three years, with $12 million in the first season. If the Jets offer him just a one-year contract worth $12 million guaranteed, the Daily News' Gary Myers reports Fitzpatrick would sign on the dotted line, ending his contract stalemate. The Jets are "being stubborn," however, and have not yet made him a one-year, $12 million offer. Myers' report is a way for Fitzpatrick's camp to get the word out. Myers reports Fitzpatrick has "given up on getting multi-year security from the Jets" and is "ready to take his chances in the free agent market again in 2017."
Jun 1 - 10:21 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Jets and free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick are "not any closer" to a deal despite chatter over the past week.

ESPN's Bill Polian recently suggested increased "media leaks" indicated the sides were closing in on a deal, but that's difficult to fathom. The Jets have reportedly offered Fitz a three-year deal worth "up to" $36 million that carries a base value of $24 million with $12 million in the first year. It's still not enough for Fitzpatrick, who wants be paid like a legitimate starter. Per Schefter, this "stalemate" could continue for "a while."
Jun 1 - 9:27 AM

The Jets' three-year offer to free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick is reportedly worth up to $36 million.

The base value of the deal is $24 million with $12 million in the first year and over $15 million guaranteed. While the $12 million in available incentives makes the deal look more reasonable, The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta called them "fugazi incentives," indicating there is little chance they would ever be reached. A one-year deal with an option for 2017 could be the compromise both sides are waiting for, but this saga looks destined to drag out well into the summer.
May 31 - 10:38 AM

Yahoo's Charles Robinson reports the Jets' contract proposal to free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick is worth $24 million over three years.

A New York Post report late last week stated the Jets offered Fitzpatrick $12 million in year one of the offer, but Robinson reports the final two years are only worth an average of $6 million annually. Robinson characterizes it as "starter money" in year one, then "elite backup" pay in years two and three. Fitzpatrick presumably wants to be paid "starter money" in all three years. Although we still anticipate the Jets and Fitzpatrick meeting somewhere in the middle, at present the sides remain in a holding pattern without a resolution in sight.
May 29 - 3:25 PM

The New York Post reports the Jets have a standing three-year offer for free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick.

The proposal has a $12 million salary in the first year, and has "been on the table for four months." It sounds like it's going to take a higher base or more money on the back end to get something done. Despite a lack of movement between the sides, the Jets remain likely to get Fitzpatrick signed before training camp. Fitzpatrick has made clear his desire to stay with Gang Green.
May 27 - 6:12 PM

Coach Todd Bowles is "hopeful" free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick will re-sign before training camp.

The Jets were previously hoping Fitzpatrick would sign prior to OTAs. There’s been no progress between the sides in the last month. Fitzpatrick is holding out for more than what the Jets are offering ($8M annually), but all signs continue to point at a deal getting done.
May 25 - 4:36 PM

Free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick said he has no plans to retire.

"I'm playing," Fitzpatrick said. "I'm playing football next year." The retirement idea was floated last month, but it was never really a realistic outcome, as ESPN's Adam Schefter said Fitz would rather hang up his cleats than play for the Jets' low-ball offer. Expect the two sides to hash it out before camp.
May 23 - 12:34 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports OTAs represent the "first legitimate deadline" for a deal between the Jets and free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Jets OTAs are set to begin next Tuesday. Rapoport did not make it sound like Tuesday is a hard deadline, and there has not been any evidence of an impending compromise. Signs still point to Fitzpatrick re-signing with the Jets, but this saga could drag out all the way to training camp.
Source: NFL Network
May 18 - 6:11 PM

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