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Ryan Fitzpatrick | Quarterback | #14

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/24/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 223
College: Harvard
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 7 (250) / LAR
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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. Nov 28 - 3:46 PM

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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.
Nov 28 - 8:24 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.
Nov 27 - 8:13 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.
Nov 21 - 1:32 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
Nov 16 - 7:48 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.
Nov 14 - 4:24 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.
Nov 13 - 11:40 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.
Nov 13 - 9:32 AM

ESPN New York expects Ryan Fitzpatrick (questionable, knee) to be active Sunday.

This has been the expectation all week. Fitzpatrick was limited in practice but is going to play through his MCL sprain. Bryce Petty will back up Fitzpatrick against the Rams.
Nov 12 - 9:04 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick (knee) is questionable for Week 10 against the Rams.

Fitzpatrick has been practicing all week, so signs point to him being under center and playing through his sprained MCL on Sunday. But coach Todd Bowles said FitzMagic will officially be a game-time decision. He and youngster Bryce Petty split the first-team reps all week at practice.
Nov 11 - 12:43 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick (knee) practiced again on Thursday.

He was limited again, but Fitzpatrick is clearly on track to start this week. The Jets are not gaining much by keeping him in the starting lineup, however. Bryce Petty should get his shot sooner rather than later.
Source: ESPN
Nov 10 - 12:01 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick (knee) said he is "optimistic" about playing Week 10 against the Rams.

Fitzpatrick was able to get in a limited practice Wednesday. Coach Todd Bowles said it is too early to tell if Fitzpatrick will be ready, but getting in any work this early in the week suggests he will be healthy enough to play. Whether the Jets should play him over Bryce Petty is another question, and it is possible Fitzpatrick is starting his final game for the Jets. The bye in Week 11 would be the perfect time to make the switch to Petty.
Source: The Record
Nov 10 - 9:21 AM

Ryan Fitzpatrick (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Coach Todd Bowles said it's still unclear if Fitzpatrick will start and play through his sprained MCL, but it would be a shock if it wasn't FitzMagic under center against the Rams. This game has the lowest over-under of the week.
Nov 9 - 3:34 PM

According to ESPN's Ed Werder, Ryan Fitzpatrick (MCL) expects to start Week 10 against the Rams.

Fitzpatrick sprained his left MCL in Sunday's loss to Miami but was able to play through it. He's planning to do the same in Week 10. Bryce Petty would draw the start if Fitzpatrick isn't cleared by Sunday, though it doesn't look like it will come to that. Already having a terrible season, this injury is only going to make things worse for Fitzpatrick. In a tough matchup against Los Angeles, fantasy owners shouldn't go anywhere near Fitzpatrick this week.
Nov 8 - 11:58 AM

Jets coach Todd Bowles called Ryan Fitzpatrick "day to day" with a sprained MCL.

Bowles said he would have a better idea of Fitzpatrick's Week 10 availability by Wednesday or Thursday. Bowles indicated he would need to see Fitzpatrick practice at least once before starting him. He also confirmed Bryce Petty will start if Fitzpatrick can't. The Jets are facing the Rams this week.
Nov 7 - 3:41 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ryan Fitzpatrick
2Bryce Petty
3Christian Hackenberg
4Geno Smith
RB1Matt Forte
2Bilal Powell
3C.J. Spiller
GLB1Matt Forte
2Bilal Powell
3RB1Bilal Powell
2Matt Forte
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Robby Anderson
3Charone Peake
WR21Quincy Enunwa
2Jalin Marshall
3Devin Smith
WR31Robby Anderson
TE1Austin Seferian-Jenkins
2Brandon Bostick
3Eric Tomlinson
LT1Brandon Shell
LG1James Carpenter
C1Nick Mangold
2Wesley Johnson
RG1Brian Winters
2Dakota Dozier
RT1Brent Qvale
2Ben Ijalana
3Breno Giacomini
K1Nick Folk