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Ryan Fitzpatrick | Quarterback | #14

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/24/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 223
College: Harvard
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 7 (250) / LAR
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Jets voided the last year of Ryan Fitzpatrick's contract, making him a free agent.
Fitzpatrick technically signed a two-year deal last offseason, but language in the contract allowed the team to void the second year five days after the Super Bowl. Because his $10 million signing bonus was spread out over two years, voiding Fitzpatrick's deal will result in $5 million in dead money against the Jets' 2017 salary cap. The 34-year-old was one of the worst quarterbacks in football in 2016 but should be able to land a backup gig. Feb 11 - 10:14 AM
Source: Newsday

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Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 20-of-30 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns and rushed once for no gain Sunday in the Jets' Week 17 win over the Bills.

The Jets were a complete disaster this year and Fitzpatrick was one of the biggest reasons why. He was one of the league’s worst quarterbacks, consistently making poor decisions by forcing needlessly difficult passes (usually to Brandon Marshall) into tight coverage. Fitzpatrick threw the second-most interceptions in the league, an astounding feat considering how many times he was benched this year. It speaks volumes about Fitzpatrick’s ineptitude that Bryce Petty was considered a vastly better option down the stretch. Fitzpatrick should be able to land a backup gig in free agency but his days of being an NFL starting quarterback are over.
Jan 1 - 4:12 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick doesn't expect to be back with the Jets next season.

Wonder where he got that impression from. Fitzpatrick has been benched multiple times this year and is only starting Week 17 because Bryce Petty (shoulder) is hurt. He laughably held out for more money this offseason before finally caving and agreeing to a one-year, $12 million deal just before training camp. Fitzpatrick was never the answer in East Rutherford and the Jets seem to realize that now. Wherever Fitzpatrick goes next, he'll have to settle for clipboard duty.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 06:22:00 PM

Jets coach Todd Bowles confirmed Ryan Fitzpatrick will start Week 17 against the Bills.

It, of course, makes no sense to start Fitzpatrick considering he will not be with the team next season and Christian Hackenberg is on the bench, but even in a game featuring E.J. Manuel, the Jets are worried about how terrible their wasted second-round pick will look. There is no reason to trust any Jet except Bilal Powell for Week 17 fantasy purposes.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 01:13:00 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed eight-of-21 passes for 136 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions while adding one rush for three yards Saturday in the Jets' Week 16 loss to the Patriots.

Fitzpatrick was his usual brand of bad in the Jets’ latest embarrassment. Playing in relief of an injured Bryce Petty, Fitzpatrick spent the final two-and-a-half quarters reminding the Jets of why they benched him in the first place. Many of his passes were begging to be intercepted, and two of them were. Fitzpatrick’s receivers did him no favors by dropping at least a handful of catchable balls. Next week against the Bills will likely be his final game in a Jets uniform. Whether he starts or not will depend on the health of Petty’s shoulder.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 05:43:00 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick has been benched.

Bryce Petty will start the final four games of the season after coming on in relief of "FitzMagic" on Monday evening. It appears second-rounder Christian Hackenberg will be the next man up if Petty gets injured. Fitzpatrick was legitimately good in 2015, but reverted to his old ways this season, playing an absurd brand of streetball that resulted in far too many turnovers. Fitz thinks he's Brett Favre, but he's really a poor man's Chad Pennington. Now 34, Fitz should be a useful backup/spot starter for someone in 2017, but it's extremely unlikely he will enter Week 1 with a starting job.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 04:52:00 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick was benched after completing 5-of-12 passes for 81 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception in the first half Week 13 against the Colts.

Dreadful. The Jets were getting blasted 24-3 at halftime, and the Colts scored another touchdown on the first possession of the third quarter to make it 31-3 before Bryce Petty came into the game to a round of applause. The Jets went three-and-out on their first two possessions of the game, and Fitzpatrick threw a terrible pick into double-coverage just before halftime. Well on their way to 3-9, the Jets may as well give Petty the reins the remainder of the year.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 10:22:00 PM

Coach Todd Bowles confirmed Monday that Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain the Jets' starting quarterback for Week 13 against the Colts.

Bowles went as far as to call it a "no-brainer" and say there was "no debate" about Fitzpatrick retaining his starting role. Although he committed a sack-fumble to end Sunday's game, Fitzpatrick turned in one of his best performances of the season against the Patriots, throwing for 269 yards and two touchdowns. He'll be a two-quarterback-league option Monday night against Indy.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 03:46:00 PM

Jets coach Todd Bowles declined to name a starting quarterback following the team's Week 12 loss to the Patriots.

"I'll evaluate everything this week going forward," Bowles said. "I'm not going to make a decision today, or a rash decision one way or another." Ryan Fitzpatrick had one of his best games of the season against the Patriots, but he lost a costly fumble late in the close game. Fitzpatrick clearly gives the Jets their best chance to win, but that does not matter much with the playoffs out of reach. New York needs to see what they have in Bryce Petty, and now is as good a time as any. If Fitzpatrick does keep the starting job, he will be an interesting streaming option against the Colts.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 08:24:00 AM

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 22-of-32 passes for 269 yards with two touchdowns and one lost fumble and rushed twice for one yard Sunday in the Jets' Week 12 loss to the Patriots.

He was sacked once for no loss. Fitzpatrick outplayed Tom Brady for most of the day on Sunday but still came up a bit short. Trailing by five with under two minutes to go, Fitzpatrick coughed up a costly fumble that essentially clinched the win for New England. Fitzpatrick played conservatively on Sunday, mostly sticking to checkdowns and underneath passes. His first touchdown came on a one-yard strike to Brandon Marshall on the first play of the second quarter. Fitzpatrick later connected with Quincy Enunwa for a 21-yard score in the fourth quarter. Officials initially ruled Enunwa out of bounds but it was overturned and called a touchdown on review. Fitzpatrick will be a solid QB2 and a potential streaming option next week against the Colts.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 08:13:00 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick has been named the Jets' Week 12 starter at quarterback.

"He's healthy," coach Todd Bowles enthusiastically said. "He's been our starter. ... We can do more things with him. I don't give away jobs." The reality is, Fitz wouldn't be starting against the Patriots if either Bryce Petty or Christian Hackenberg had done anything positive on the practice field. Fitz has been a perpetual-turnover machine, but Gang Green has rightly surmised he gives the team its best chance of not getting completely embarrassed. Fitz will be a passable low-end QB2 against the Pats' leaky defense.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 01:32:00 PM

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan said coach Todd Bowles has "final say" on naming a starting quarterback.

"The decision is Todd's and you have to weigh a lot of different things," said Maccagnan. "I don't think it's necessarily like 'let's just play the young guys and see what happens.' It's a decision we don't take lightly." The Jets are going nowhere with Ryan Fitzpatrick, but Bryce Petty didn't show anything in his Week 10 start. Christian Hackenberg also isn't expected to be an option. The Jets don't have much to gain from staying with Fitzpatrick, but there's a good chance their 2017 quarterback isn't on their roster.
Source: SNY
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 07:48:00 PM

Jets coach Todd Bowles declined to name a starting quarterback on Monday.

The Jets are on their bye and have a week to get the position resolved, although they don’t have any good options. Ryan Fitzpatrick has been ineffective all season and is now dealing with an MCL sprain, while Bryce Petty was not an upgrade in Sunday’s loss to the Rams. Bowles did confirm that rookie Christian Hackenberg isn't an option. Regardless of who’s been under center, the Jets’ offense has been and will stay doomed.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 04:24:00 PM

Ryan Fitzatrick is active for Week 10 against the Rams, but he is coming off the bench behind Bryce Petty.

The Jets' Week 10 inactives are QB Christian Hackenberg, OT Brandon Shell, C Nick Mangold, LB Josh Martin, WR Devin Smith, CB Marcus Williams, and LB Bruce Carter against Los Angeles.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 11:40:00 AM

Ryan Fitzpatrick (knee, questionable) will not start Sunday's Week 10 game against the Rams.

All week it looked like Fitzpatrick would be the starter after splitting practice reps with Bryce Petty. Instead, it will be Petty under center in Week 10. There's no guarantee Fitzpatrick will be the starter when the Jets return from their upcoming bye week. He's already been benched once for Geno Smith and hasn't looked sharp since regaining the starting job. Sunday will be Petty's first NFL start.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 09:32:00 AM

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26Shane Carden
27Griffin Neal
28Marquise Williams
29Max Wittek
30Joe Licata
31Jerry Lovelocke
32Chase Rettig
33Chandler Harnish
34Dalyn Williams
35Jake Waters
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2John Crockett
3Jamaal Charles
4DuJuan Harris
5Joseph Randle
6Rashad Jennings
7Joique Bell
8Dominique Williams
9Khiry Robinson
10Toby Gerhart
11Karlos Williams
12Jhurell Pressley
13LaMichael James
14Alonzo Harris
15Anthony Dixon
16Zac Stacy
17Josh Harris
18Brandon Ross
19Stevan Ridley
20Keshawn Hill
21Glenn Winston
22LaVance Taylor
23Jahwan Edwards
24Ross Scheuerman
25Kenneth Harper
26Jawon Chisholm
27Jerome Smith
28Isaiah Pead
29Dan Herron
30Michael Dyer
31Jeremy Stewart
32Tyler Gaffney
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2Jamaal Charles
3Toby Gerhart
4DuJuan Harris
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2DuJuan Harris
3Joseph Randle
4James Starks
5Rashad Jennings
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2Tommy Bohanon
3Joe Don Duncan
4Ryan Mueller
5Erik Lorig
6Will Johnson
7Emil Igwenagu
8Jorvorskie Lane
9James Casey
10John Conner
11Zach Boren
12Kiero Small
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14Joey Iosefa
15Blake Renaud
16Alstevis Squirewell
17Patrick Skov
18Jordan Campbell
19Trey Millard
20Sam Bergen
21Nikita Whitlock
22Brad Smelley
23Sione Houma
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2Jerome Simpson
3Greg Jennings
4Marques Colston
5Dwayne Bowe
6James Jones
7Preston Parker
8Greg Little
9Kris Durham
10Hakeem Nicks
11Josh Morgan
12Jacoby Ford
13Tyler Davis
14Kyle Prater
15Douglas McNeil
16Stevie Johnson
17Miles Austin
18Kain Colter
19DeAndre Reaves
20Greg Salas
21Ben Edwards
22Armon Binns
23Carlton Mitchell
24Nick Harwell
25Reggie Dunn
26Tevin Reese
27Terrell Sinkfield
28Kenny Cook
29Joshua Stangby
30Jaxon Shipley
31Nate Washington
32Zach D'Orazio
33Kenzel Doe
34Jared Dangerfield
35Issac Blakeney
36T.J. Graham
37Damaris Johnson
38Robert Herron
39Solomon Patton
40Josh Lenz
41Ricky Collins
42Damian Williams
43Marlon Moore
44Josh Harper
45Josh Stewart
46Travis Labhart
47Donatella Luckett
48Jarrett Boykin
49Lance Lewis
50Joseph Anderson
51David Porter
52L'Damian Washington
53Dennis Parks
54Quinshad Davis
55Rashaun Simonise
56Reece Horn
57Tyler Murphy
58Marquez Clark
59Chandler Worthy
60Richard Mullaney
61Duke Williams
62Tyler McDonald
63Ezell Ruffin
64Jeff Beathard
65DaVaris Daniels
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2Andrew Hawkins
3Roddy White
4Riley Cooper
5Ace Sanders
6Denarius Moore
7Chris Givens
8Marcus Thigpen
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10Tandon Doss
11Andre Debose
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14Mike Brown
15Ryan Whalen
16Joe Morgan
17Kevin Smith
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19Austin Pettis
20Jacoby Jones
21A.J. Jenkins
22Griff Whalen
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24Onterio McCalebb
25Nathan Palmer
26Ryan Broyles
27Reggie Bell
28Amir Carlisle
29Phil Bates
30Milton Williams III
31Michael Preston
32Kadron Boone
33Ryan Lankford
34Isiah Ferguson
35James Butler
36Daniel Rodriguez
37A.J. Cruz
38Clyde Gates
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40Devante Davis
41Devon Wylie
42Jay Lee
43Jimmie Hunt
44Mike Williams
45Valdez Showers
46Levi Norwood
47Ed Williams
48Danny Anthrop
49Marken Michel
50Christion Jones
51Juron Criner
52Stephen Hill
53Titus Davis
54Andre Davis
55Demetrius Wilson
56Josh Reese
57DiAndre Campbell
58Trevor Harman
59Tom Nelson
60Leonard Hankerson
61Michael Bennett
62Durron Neal
63David Glidden
64Kieran Duncan
65Jarvis Turner
66T.J. Thorpe
67Paul Browning
68Austin Willis
69Kashif Moore
70Kenbrell Thompkins
71Saalim Hakim
72Trindon Holliday
73Chris King
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3Chris Givens
4Victor Cruz
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6Dante Rosario
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11Kyle Miller
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20Brian Parker
21Orson Charles
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24Steve Maneri
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26David Paulson
27Casey Pierce
28Mike McFarland
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30Gerald Christian
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32Rob Blanchflower
33Jacob Maxwell
34Jake Murphy
35Rory Anderson
36Ryan Taylor
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38Brett Brackett
39Michael Egnew
40Adrien Robinson
41John Peters
42Jay Rome
43Braxton Deaver
44M.J. McFarland
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46Brandon Barden
47Kevin Greene
48Gerell Robinson
49Jack Tabb
50Arthur Lynch
51Dan Light
52Jordan Thompson
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5Cameron Bradfield
6Rob Crisp
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20Cody Booth
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23Jordan Swindle
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19Terran Vaughn
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