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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
Contract: view contract details

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Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 9-of-14 passes for 120 yards and a touchdown in the Jets' Week 7 win over the Ravens.
Fitzpatrick replaced an injured Geno Smith (knee) in the second quarter, finding Matt Forte for a 13-yard touchdown late in the first half and managing the game the rest of the way as Forte shockingly gashed Baltimore's defense for 30-101-1 rushing. The extent of Geno's injury is unknown, but we would be surprised if he played next week. Look for Fitzpatrick to start at Cleveland. Oct 23 - 4:00 PM

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The Jets have benched Ryan Fitzpatrick and will start Geno Smith against the Ravens in Week 7.

Among 35 quarterbacks at Pro Football Focus, Ryan Fitzpatrick is dead last in their rankings. His 63.4 passer rating is the worst in the league, and his 11 interceptions are three more than Brock Osweiler and Jameis Winston to lead the league. It just hasn't worked out after Fitzpatrick held out deep into the summer for a one-year, $12 million deal. With the Jets' season pretty much over, they'll take looks at Smith, Bryce Petty, and Christian Hackenberg.
Oct 19 - 11:59 AM

Jets coach Todd Bowles left the door open for a quarterback change on Tuesday.

Speaking after Monday night's loss, Bowles said Ryan Fitzpatrick remained the team's starter, but elaborating Tuesday, he said he would never announce such an important change immediately after a game. Bowles said any change must be proceeded by a meeting with his coaching staff. This week's meeting will happen Tuesday night. We'd still expect Fitz to get one more game under center, but Geno Smith is a possibility for Week 7 against the Ravens.
Oct 18 - 5:47 PM

Coach Todd Bowles said after the Week 6 loss to the Cardinals that Ryan Fitzpatrick remains the Jets' starting quarterback.

He'll be under center against the Ravens at home next week in what will be another tough test. Fitzpatrick has been brutal this season and got yanked in the fourth quarter of Monday night's blowout loss, but Geno Smith wasn't any better. He tossed a pick on his first series and also fumbled the ball on a sack. Fitzpatrick remaining in the lineup is at least good news for Brandon Marshall, who Fitzpatrick has peppered relentlessly with targets all year.
Oct 18 - 12:09 AM

Ryan Fitzpatrick was benched in the fourth quarter of Monday night's Week 6 game against the Cardinals after completing 16-of-31 passes for 174 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception.

Geno Smith came in with a little over 8:00 left on the clock with the Jets trailing 28-3. Smith was visibly frustrated on the sideline in the fourth quarter and finally got the call from coach Todd Bowles. The straw that broke Fitzpatrick's back was a terrible interception in the end zone with the Jets marching in the red zone. On the season, Fitzpatrick has thrown zero touchdowns to 11 interceptions in the second half of games. He's been easily the worst starting quarterback in football after missing all of the offseason program fighting for a contract. The loss of Eric Decker (shoulder, I.R.) also hasn't helped the situation. Fitzpatrick has simply been forcing the ball to Brandon Marshall all season and fighting massive inaccuracy issues. It's unclear who will start Week 7 vs. Baltimore.
Oct 17 - 11:19 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 25-of-38 passes for 255 yards and a touchdown in New York's 31-13, Week 5 loss to the Steelers.

Fitzpatrick fumbled, but the Jets recovered. The zero-turnover day came after Fitzpatrick tossed an unfathomable nine interceptions over his past two starts. With Eric Decker sidelined, Fitzpatrick forced 15 targets Brandon Marshall's way, finding him for a tightly-covered 15-yard touchdown. It wasn't a bad day, but hardly an inspiring one. At one point late in the second half the camera man zoomed in on Geno Smith. Fitz's floor isn't nearly the same without Decker. He'll be a last-gasp QB2 against an angry, well rested Cardinals defense on the road in Week 6.
Oct 9 - 4:26 PM

Coach Todd Bowles reiterated Monday that he isn't considering benching Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Fitzpatrick is on pace for a 16-touchdown, 40-interception season. "I don't foresee any changes right now. Ryan is fine," Bowles insisted. "He gives us our best chance to win." Tee up the Steelers' fantasy defense in Week 5.
Oct 3 - 4:02 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed just 23-of-41 passes for 261 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions in the Jets' 27-17, Week 4 loss to the Seahawks.

After his disastrous six-interception performance last week at the Chiefs, Fitzpatrick wasn't as bad in this one, but still wasn't very good. Richard Sherman picked him off twice in the second half, and ballhawk FS Earl Thomas got him once. Fitzpatrick's lone touchdown was a back-shoulder throw to Brandon Marshall, beating Sherman before halftime. Coach Todd Bowles said after the game the Jets' confidence in Fitzpatrick hasn't wavered, but he's now thrown just four touchdowns to 10 picks in four games. The Jets have been bullied in back-to-back weeks. Fitzpatrick won't be a recommended start next week on the road at Pittsburgh.
Oct 2 - 5:26 PM

The New York Daily News confirms the Jets don’t plan on benching Ryan Fitzpatrick anytime soon.

There are "concerns within the organization" about Fitzpatrick’s slow start, but the Jets know he gives them the best chance to win. It would take several bad performances for Fitzpatrick’s job to come under pressure. The Jets reportedly view Geno Smith as "nothing more than a solid backup."
Oct 1 - 7:15 PM

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

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'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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Ryan Fitzpatrick
2Geno Smith
3Bryce Petty
4Christian Hackenberg
RB1Matt Forte
2Bilal Powell
3Troymaine Pope
GLB1Matt Forte
2Bilal Powell
3RB1Matt Forte
2Bilal Powell
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Robby Anderson
3Charone Peake
WR21Quincy Enunwa
2Jalin Marshall
3Devin Smith
WR31Robby Anderson
TE1Austin Seferian-Jenkins
2Kellen Davis
3Brandon Bostick
4Braedon Bowman
LT1Ryan Clady
2Brandon Shell
LG1James Carpenter
C1Nick Mangold
2Wesley Johnson
RG1Brian Winters
2Dakota Dozier
RT1Brent Qvale
2Ben Ijalana
3Breno Giacomini
K1Nick Folk