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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 (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

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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

ESPN's Rich Cimini suggests the Jets could be interested in Ryan Fitzpatrick if he became available this offseason.

Fitzpatrick played under Chan Gailey in Buffalo, so he'd at least be familiar with the offense. With that said, Fitzpatrick is still the Texans' best quarterback, so they might be hesitant to let him go. Geno Smith is as flimsy a starter as there is, so if the Jets do wind up snagging Fitzpatrick, there's certainly a chance he could start. The Jets might be more inclined to simply draft a quarterback, assuming Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota is still available when they pick at No. 6.
Feb 9 - 2:35 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick (leg) said he's about two months away from being able to work out.

Fitzpatrick fractured his tibia during Week 15. He'll be fully healed for training camp and will likely be part of some kind of competition. Fitzpatrick, 32, posted a strong 95.3 passer rating this season but went 6-6 as a starter and was benched in favor of Ryan Mallett midseason. Fitzpatrick's stats were also pumped up by one six-touchdown game against the lowly Titans.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 11:44:00 AM

Texans placed QB Ryan Fitzpatrick on injured reserve with a broken leg, ending his season.

Fitzpatrick's break required surgery. Now 32, Fitzpatrick is signed with the Texans through 2015. He should be back, though coach Bill O'Brien clearly isn't that big of fan after benching Fitzpatrick halfway through the season. Fitzpatrick is a classic bridge quarterback. He's good enough for teams to win games with, but will rarely win the games himself.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 05:24:00 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick fractured his tibia during Sunday's Week 15 loss at Indy, ending his season.

Fitzpatrick's fracture is serious enough that he'll need surgery. It ends a shaky season for the grizzled veteran, as he got benched for Ryan Mallett midseason and struggled to move the ball outside of one Week 13 explosion against the pathetic Titans. Tom Savage will finish out the season as the Texans' starter.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 03:59:00 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick left Sunday's Week 15 game at Indy in the second quarter with a lower-leg injury.

Fitzpatrick was trying to scramble between two defenders when he got rolled up on. It's reportedly a season-ending injury (likely a broken leg), and Fitz was carted off while teammates came by to give him a tap on the head. Rookie Tom Savage has come on. Fitz was 3-of-6 for 30 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions before leaving.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 01:57:00 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 13-of-19 passes for 135 yards in the Texans' Week 14 win over the Jaguars.

He did rush eight times for 19 yards and a touchdown. The Texans played low-volume passing offense following last week's fluke six-TD explosion from Fitzpatrick, running the football a whopping 42 times compared to just the 19 pass attempts. Just a game manager in Bill O'Brien's offense, Fitzpatrick will be a two-QB-league play only in Week 15 against the Colts.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 04:17:00 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 24-of-33 passes for 358 yards and six touchdown passes as the Texans demolished the Titans in Week 13.

He was rested with 7:43 left in the fourth quarter, giving way to rookie Tom Savage. After Arian Foster gashed Tennessee's defense on Houston's opening drive of the game, Fitzpatrick threw an eight-yard touchdown pass to reserve TE Ryan Griffin. Fitzpatrick improved the lead to 14-0 in the first quarter with a quick scoring toss to Arian Foster, and threw his third touchdown pass of the game to DeAndre Hopkins for a 58-yard score. Fitz ripped the Titans for his fourth touchdown late in the third quarter, again finding Hopkins from 37 yards away. Four TD throws established a career high for FitzMagic, and his fifth -- a four-yarder to Andre Johnson -- tied Matt Schaub's Texans franchise record. Fitzpatrick threw a sixth to J.J. Watt to ice the fantasy blockbuster. We can't expect performances like this from Fitzpatrick on a weekly basis, but you deserve a cap tip if you started him in a daily league or as a QB1 streamer. The Texans face the Jaguars next.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 03:45:00 PM

Coach Bill O'Brien confirmed Ryan Fitzpatrick will start Week 13 against the Titans.

As expected. The Texans will go with the veteran until they're officially eliminated from playoff contention. Either Tom Savage or Thad Lewis will be the No. 2. Fitzpatrick had an eye for DeAndre Hopkins in his nine starts earlier this season, but not much changes from Ryan Mallett to Fitzpatrick. Andre Johnson is a borderline WR2/3. Fitzpatrick is barely an option in two-quarterback leagues.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 03:55:00 PM

The Texans have benched QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Ryan Mallett will get the call under center when the Texans come out of their bye in Week 11 against the Browns. Fitzpatrick wasn't horrible in his nine starts for Houston, but he wasn't doing anything to keep the job, producing just 11 touchdowns through the air to go with eight interceptions and 21 sacks. Mallett will get a chance to show what he's capable of in the final year of his rookie contract. Meanwhile, Fitzpatrick is signed through next season at north of $3.5 million.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 12:29:00 PM

Speaking Monday, Texans coach Bill O'Brien declined to endorse Ryan Fitzpatrick as his starter, and said he'll "continue to evaluate" the team's quarterback situation.

If the Texans are going to turn to No. 2 Ryan Mallett, now would be the time with the bye week on tap. That would give Mallett nearly 14 days to prepare for his first NFL start, which would be coming against the Browns' shaky defense. Fitzpatrick hasn't been an abject disaster, but boasts a thoroughly mediocre 11:8 TD:INT ratio through nine games. No one would fault the Texans for seeing what they have in Mallett, or perhaps even No. 3 Tom Savage.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 03:47:00 PM

Following Sunday's loss to the Eagles, coach Bill O'Brien would not rule out making a quarterback change during the bye week.

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed just 13-of-27 passes Sunday as the Texans lost for the fourth time in five weeks. He ranks 22nd in passer rating, 27th in QBR and has a meager 11:8 TD-to-INT ratio through nine games. The problem for O'Brien is that his backup is Ryan Mallett, who has never started an NFL game. Ultimately, we'd be slightly surprised if he didn't give the veteran comforts of Fitzy a little more leash. Mallett tweeted this Sunday night: "I'm staying focused for when the time comes. Seize the opportunity #justwaiting."
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 08:20:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Geno Smith
2Ryan Fitzpatrick
3Bryce Petty
4Matt Simms
RB1Chris Ivory
2Stevan Ridley
3Bilal Powell
4Zac Stacy
5Daryl Richardson
GLB1Chris Ivory
2Stevan Ridley
3RB1Bilal Powell
2Stevan Ridley
FB1Tommy Bohanon
2J.C. Copeland
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Jeremy Kerley
3T.J. Graham
4Shaq Evans
5Quincy Enunwa
WR21Eric Decker
2Devin Smith
3DeVier Posey
4Chris Owusu
5Saalim Hakim
WR31Devin Smith
TE1Jace Amaro
2Jeff Cumberland
3Zach Sudfeld
4Kellen Davis
5Wes Saxton
K1Nick Folk
2Andrew Furney