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Ryan Fitzpatrick | Quarterback | #14

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/24/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 223
College: Harvard
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 7 (250) / LAR
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Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 20-of-44 passes for 188 yards, zero touchdowns, and SIX interceptions in the Jets' Week 3 loss to the Chiefs.
It is the most interceptions in a game since Ty Detmer tossed seven in 2001. Needless to say, Fitzpatrick was dreadful Sunday. His stared down his targets, overthrew receivers, and tried to force the ball into tight windows when the offense was not working late in the game. He was intercepted thrice in the end zone, threw two passes that should have been picked in the three plays before his fourth interception, and effectively ended the game with a pick-six late in the fourth quarter. The Jets’ final five drives all ended with interceptions. Fitz has now sandwiched a poor and a career-ending performance around a stellar game in Buffalo. The ups and downs should continue all year, but it will likely be all down next week against the Seahawks. He can be safely sat in that contest. Sep 25 - 7:25 PM

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Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 24-of-34 passes for 374 yards and a touchdown in New York's 37-31, Week 2 win over the Bills.

He also fumbled, but the Jets recovered. Playing the swashbuckling football he's known for but shouldn't necessarily employ, Fitzpatrick exposed the Bills' secondary as monumentally ineffective, taking advantage of laughable cushions to rip off chunk gains for all four quarters. Fitz was throwing downfield, but not into tight quarters. Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker and Quincy Enunwa were all granted spacious passage by Rex Ryan's DBs. It was a 180 from Fitz's effort in Week 1. Playing in an absolutely-loaded offense, Fitz will be a solid QB2 streamer for Week 3 against the Chiefs.
Sep 15 - 11:44 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 19-of-35 passes for 189 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Jets' Week 1 loss to the Bengals.

He added four scrambles for 15 yards. Fitzpatrick's pick was a game ender thrown right into the arms of Bengals CB Josh Shaw. Fitzpatrick narrowly missed on several end-zone passes intended for Brandon Marshall that would have made this a better fantasy effort. In Week 2, the Jets travel to Buffalo for Thursday Night Football. Fitzpatrick will be a mid-range to high-end QB2 option in that game.
Sep 11 - 4:51 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 9-of-16 passes for 76 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Giants, also losing a fumble.

To put it mildly, Fitz looked rusty. He was extremely lucky to escape without an interception. His touchdown was a staredown to Eric Decker, who beat sticky coverage from Janoris Jenkins. Otherwise, Fitz was sailing passes left and right, seeming to struggle with his mechanics. It's not a surprise after he spent the entire summer playing contract hardball. Fitz closes the book on the preseason completing 16-of-29 throws for 183 yards (6.31 YPA), one score and zero picks. He'll remain a matchup-based QB2 in his age-34 season.
Aug 27 - 9:00 PM

Jets signed QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to a one-year, $12 million contract.

The deal is fully guaranteed. Fitzpatrick can make another $3 million in incentives "based on team performance." The Jets and Fitzpatrick played hardball all offseason before ultimately agreeing to a deal on the first day of camp. The Jets were always Fitzpatrick's only realistic destination. His return locks in Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker as high-floor fantasy picks, whereas they may have been more volatile with Geno Smith under center. Fitzpatrick's salary puts him at the low end of NFL starters, but he'll have a chance for an extension if he repeats his 2015 success. Fitzpatrick is best viewed as a QB2 in fantasy leagues who should be useful to stream against weak defenses.
Jul 27 - 7:11 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport says "talks are heating up" between the Jets and free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick.

The sides were "far apart" earlier this week. Fitzpatrick has rejected multiple offers from the Jets, but might be feeling pressure to sign with training camp underway. RapSheet's report makes it sound like a deal is close to being done.
Jul 27 - 7:08 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports the Jets and free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick have had "no recent talks."

Werder confirms the sides "remain far apart" with "no resolution expected soon." It's a similar report to Ian Rapoport's on Tuesday. Geno Smith will open training camp as the Jets' starting quarterback. If Geno practices well and earns respect in the locker room, perhaps the Jets would move on altogether from Fitz. In a Wednesday morning column, ESPN New York's Rich Cimini predicted that ultimately "cooler heads will prevail" and the Jets will "strike a deal" with Fitzpatrick "before the second preseason game."
Jul 27 - 8:59 AM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick is not expected to re-sign with the Jets before the start of training camp on Wednesday.

The Harvard man is committed to hardball. Of course, hardball works better when you have actual leverage. Until/if a starter gets hurt elsewhere, Fitz is essentially negotiating against himself. With bitterness having set in, Fitz could sit out for quite a while, but the Jets remain his only realistic destination.
Jul 26 - 2:11 PM

The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta reports the Jets have given free agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick "multiple offers."

A three-year, $24-million deal appears to be the main offer, but Mehta reports the Jets have "presented at least one other option." The details of the second offer are not known, but it is clear Fitzpatrick is not interested in either option. Fitzpatrick has said he will accept a one-year contract for the same $12 million he would earn in 2016 under the three-year offer, but the Jets have been unwilling to make that deal to this point. Even with camp opening this week, this saga does not appear close to an end.
Jul 25 - 10:56 AM

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports the Jets haven't negotiated with free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick in "over a month."

Not even the cap room created by Muhammad Wilkerson's extension has been able to get the ball rolling in talks. The sides still badly need each other, but it's possible bitterness has set in. If Fitz isn't back within the first few days of camp, things will really get serious.
Jul 19 - 7:57 PM

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick believes the Jets will "give in" and sign him following their deal with RE Muhammad Wilkerson.

The Wilkerson deal opened up some cap room, which the Jets could then use toward Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick is supposed to play in a celebrity golf tournament this weekend in Lake Tahoe, and things could then move quickly after that. But word from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport on Monday was the Jets wanted to see Geno Smith with the starters for some practice reps before re-upping Fitzpatrick. If they don't know what Smith already is, that's a concern.
Jul 19 - 2:58 PM

Brandon Marshall says free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick hasn't replied to his text messages for two weeks and said, "it's scaring me."

"I don't know what's going on," Marshall said. "Me and Fitz talk every day, all the time, but I texted him the last two weeks three times and there's no response. The only thing that he can do to make this right is to say he was on vacation, ‘I was out of the country.’ It's not like him. It's scaring me right now. It's scaring me that my guy hasn't texted me back." NFL Network reported the Jets' standoff with Fitzpatrick could last well into August. After Fitzpatrick led them to a ten-win season and ranked top ten in passing TDs, the Jets' locker room will be an interesting place when camp opens with Geno Smith as the starting quarterback.
Jul 18 - 10:22 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Jets' contract standoff with free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick could go "well into [training] camp."

It'd be best for all parties involved to get this taken care of as quickly as possible, but neither side appears interested in backing off its stance. Fitzpatrick wants starter money, while the Jets seem to want to pay him as a high-end backup. It'll continue to be a distraction for however long it lasts.
Jul 18 - 7:40 PM

ESPN's Rich Cimini reports it is "not a fait accompli" Ryan Fitzpatrick re-signs with the Jets.

Cimini says "common sense suggests" Fitzpatrick will re-sign, but "smart people in the know" are not 100-percent sold it will happen. After shockingly locking up Muhammad Wilkerson to a long-term deal, the Jets have more cap space to sign Fitzpatrick, and the veteran quarterback does not have anywhere else to go. It would be surprising if the two sides did not come to an agreement.
Source: ESPN
Jul 18 - 10:38 AM

ESPN New York's Rich Cimini suggests the Muhammad Wilkerson deal could improve the chances the Jets re-sign free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick.

The Jets had only $3.4 in cap room before signing Wilkerson. Because that deal will lower his $15.7 million cap number by what Cimini anticipates as "a few million," it could free up more money to keep Fitzpatrick on a one-year deal. "The Jets haven't been keen on the idea of a one-year deal; perhaps this changes things," Cimini wrote. Locking up Wilkerson long term, then re-signing the Jets' starting quarterback would represent a big July for GM Mike Maccagnan.
Jul 15 - 10:27 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ryan Fitzpatrick
2Geno Smith
3Bryce Petty
4Christian Hackenberg
RB1Matt Forte
2Bilal Powell
3Troymaine Pope
GLB1Matt Forte
2Bilal Powell
3RB1Matt Forte
2Bilal Powell
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Quincy Enunwa
3Charone Peake
4Jeremy Ross
5Devin Smith
WR21Eric Decker
2Robby Anderson
3Jalin Marshall
4Myles White
WR31Quincy Enunwa
TE1Austin Seferian-Jenkins
2Kellen Davis
3Brandon Bostick
LT1Ryan Clady
2Brandon Shell
LG1James Carpenter
C1Nick Mangold
2Wesley Johnson
RG1Brian Winters
2Dakota Dozier
RT1Ben Ijalana
2Brent Qvale
3Breno Giacomini
K1Nick Folk