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Ryan Fitzpatrick | Quarterback

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/24/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 223
College: Harvard
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ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini thinks the Jets may limit the amount of deep passes Ryan Fitzpatrick attempts.
OC Chan Gailey mentioned the team had taken a lot of unsuccessful deep shots in recent weeks, and Cimini interpreted that to mean they will focus more on short passing moving forward. That switch could help Fitzpatrick, who is 4-for-32 on passes which cover at least 25 yards in the air this season. Fitzpatrick has struggled since injuring his thumb, but perhaps an offensive shift can get him back on track. Nov 28 - 10:32 AM
Source: ESPN

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Jets coach Todd Bowles confirmed Monday that Ryan Fitzpatrick will start in Week 12 against the Dolphins.

Bowles confirmed that benching Fitzpatrick "wasn't much of a discussion." Geno Smith isn't a better option, so New York will stick with FitzMagic in spite of his recent struggles. Fitzpatrick has thrown four interceptions over the past two weeks, and the Jets have lost four of their last five games.
Nov 23 - 3:37 PM

Jets coach Todd Bowles said he is not considering a quarterback switch "at this time."

"We'll meet on all that stuff on Monday," Bowles said. "I'm still committed to Ryan. I just don't think he played very well, just like a lot of other people on both sides of the ball." It was not exactly a ringing endorsement from Bowles, but perhaps a firm proclamation was not warranted after Fitzpatrick threw the game away with two interceptions late in the fourth quarter. Fitzpatrick struggled against Houston just nine days removed from thumb surgery, but he remains a better option than Geno Smith. Fitzpatrick will be a solid QB2 as long as he is starting.
Source: ESPN
Nov 23 - 10:19 AM

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 19-of-39 passes for 216 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions and rushed five times for 12 yards and one touchdown in the Jets' Week 11 loss to the Texans.

Fitzpatrick looked sluggish in his first game back from thumb surgery. He routinely overshot his receivers and was lucky to escape with only two turnovers. It didn’t help that he was running for his life on every play as right tackle Breno Giacomini was no match for the reigning Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt. He did make a nice throw on his 21-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall, recognizing an obvious mismatch against rookie Kevin Johnson. Fitzpatrick got his clock cleaned on a second-quarter run that could have been avoided if he had slid. The Jets have lost four out of five, though they do have a comfortable slate coming up against the Dolphins, Giants, Titans and Cowboys. Fitzpatrick is only a QB2 in fantasy.
Nov 22 - 4:49 PM

Jets coach Todd Bowles said Ryan Fitzpatrick (thumb) will play Week 11 against the Texans.

Fitzpatrick had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his non-throwing thumb last Friday but was back at practice on Wednesday. He's thrown at least two touchdowns in seven of nine games this season. Fitzpatrick is a high-end QB2.
Nov 20 - 1:30 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick (thumb surgery) did "everything" in Thursday's practice.

Per OC Chan Gailey, Fitz "looked good." He was officially "full." Barring a setback, he'll be under center against the Texans. Fitz is a high-floor QB2.
Nov 19 - 1:25 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick (thumb surgery) is expected to do more in Thursday's practice.

Fitzpatrick was listed as a DNP on the official injury report, but he reportedly did some work in individual drills and made some throws. He should take some snaps during the team portion Thursday. Fitzpatrick has already said he will start this week. He will be a QB2 against Houston.
Nov 19 - 8:28 AM

Ryan Fitzpatrick (thumb) confirmed he'll start Week 11 against the Texans.

Well, that settles that. Fitzpatrick was apparently comfortable enough in Wednesday's practice, and the coaching staff has deemed him ready for Sunday. He'll slide in as a mid-range QB2 against his former Houston teammates.
Nov 18 - 3:40 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick (thumb) participated in individual drills Wednesday and is fully expected to start Week 11 against the Texans.

Fitzpatrick underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left (non-throwing) thumb last Friday following the Thursday night loss to the Bills. He reportedly "looked fine" throwing the ball Wednesday and will get the nod under center against Houston. The Jets need to string wins together at 5-4.
Nov 18 - 1:42 PM

The Jets hope Ryan Fitzpatrick (thumb surgery) can resume practicing on Wednesday, and coach Todd Bowles is optimistic he'll start against the Texans.

However, Bowles did say that Fitzpatrick will have to practice to play. We'd consider Fitz an optimistic "questionable." He'll be a mid-range QB2 against the Texans if he can suit up.
Nov 16 - 1:55 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick (thumb surgery) is not practicing Monday.

It would be more surprising if Fitzpatrick was practicing just three days after surgery. Fitzpatrick expects to play this week, but he will need to return to practice Thursday or Friday to make that happen. Geno Smith will start if Fitzpatrick cannot return in time.
Nov 16 - 11:37 AM

Ryan Fitzpatrick underwent surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left thumb Friday.

This has always been the expectation. Coach Todd Bowles said Friday he expects Fitzpatrick to be ready to face the Texans Week 11. Geno Smith would start if Fitzpatrick is not cleared in time.
Nov 13 - 1:09 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick will undergo surgery on his left thumb Friday.

This had been the expectation since last week. Fitzpatrick will be in a race against time to get cleared for Week 11 against the Texans, but says he anticipates playing. Even if Fitz suits up, his thumb will still be an issue as it heals. It's far from ideal from Gang Green, but New York's Week 8 road loss to the Raiders proved even a banged up Fitz is a better bet than Geno Smith.
Nov 12 - 11:48 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 15-of-34 passes for 193 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in New York's 22-17, Week 10 loss to the Bills.

He also added three rushes for 30 yards. It was a shaky night for Fitzpatrick, who dialed up a ton of ineffective deep balls. He was also hurt dearly by drops, however, including 2-3 critical ones by Brandon Marshall. Fitz could have had a third, go-ahead score in the fourth quarter, but TE Kellen Davis ran the wrong route in the end zone. Fitz's first pick was Marshall's fault, while the second was a desperation heave in the game's final seconds. Nearly a weekly lock for multiple scores, Fitz will be a strong QB2 play against the Texans in Week 11.
Nov 12 - 11:39 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick strongly hinted Monday that he plans to undergo surgery on his left (non-throwing) thumb on Friday, following Thursday night's game against the Bills.

Although Fitzpatrick didn't say it explicitly, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily news and Rich Cimini of ESPN New York both came away from Monday's press conference believing Fitzpatrick will have the procedure done on Friday. Coach Todd Bowles is optimistic Fitzpatrick will not have to miss any games, but his availability for Week 11 against the Texans will depend wholly on the healing process over a 10-day span.
Nov 9 - 6:06 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Ryan Fitzpatrick
2Geno Smith
3Bryce Petty
RB1Chris Ivory
2Bilal Powell
3Stevan Ridley
GLB1Chris Ivory
2Bilal Powell
3RB1Bilal Powell
2Chris Ivory
FB1Tommy Bohanon
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Quincy Enunwa
3Devin Smith
WR21Eric Decker
2Jeremy Kerley
WR31Quincy Enunwa
TE1Jeff Cumberland
2Kellen Davis
LT1D'Brickashaw Ferguson
2Ben Ijalana
LG1James Carpenter
2Dakota Dozier
C1Nick Mangold
2Wesley Johnson
RG1Brian Winters
RT1Breno Giacomini
2Brent Qvale
K1Randy Bullock