Ryan Fitzpatrick QB NYJ (11) 2 days ago
Fitzpatrick completed 20 of 44 passes for 188 yards, but he was picked off six times during Sunday's 24-3 loss to the Chiefs.
Two of Fitzpatrick's interceptions were tipped and picked off in the end zone, but it was still a disastrous outing, with five of the interceptions coming in the second half. Amazingly, the Jets had the ball down only two scores with about five minutes left in the game, but Fitzpatrick couldn't get them into the end zone. He targeted Quincy Enunwa 11 times and Brandon Marshall 10, but neither caught more than four, and Bilal Powell led the team with 41 receiving yards. Fitzpatrick will look to put the horrible performance behind him, though the schedule only gets tougher, as the Jets will host the Seahawks in Week 4 before traveling to Pittsburgh and Arizona.
Ryan Fitzpatrick QB NYJ (11) 2 weeks ago
Fitzpatrick completed 24 of 34 passes for 374 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions in Thursday's 37-31 victory over the Bills. He also gained 21 yards on five rushes.
The veteran signal-caller avenged his gut-wrenching three-interception day at New Era Field last Jan. 3, a performance that cost the Jets a playoff spot. Fitzpatrick came in to Thursday's game with a 1-8 career record against Rex Ryan-coached defenses, but was able to connect with his top three receivers-- Eric Decker, Brandon Marshall and Quincy Enunwa-- for 18 receptions and 319 yards. He showed particular proficiency in an area that hasn't always been a strong suit, downfield passing, completing throws of over 30 yards to each of the aforementioned trio. Fitzpatrick was also instrumental in helping the Jets score 17 unanswered points after falling behind 24-20, helping them avert an 0-2 start. Following an extended 10-day break, the Fitzpatrick and the Jets will try to keep the momentum going in Week 3 in a road tilt versus the Chiefs.
Ryan Fitzpatrick QB NYJ (11) 2 weeks ago
Fitzpatrick completed 19 of 35 passes for 189 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 23-22 loss to the Bengals. He also rushed four times for 15 yards but also threw an interception.
Fitzpatrick spread his passes around, throwing at least seven balls to four different players, while connecting on touchdowns with Eric Decker and Quincy Enunwa. However, he struggled to get much going down field, and his interception was a costly one that ended the Jets' final possession. With solid receiving options around, Fitzpatrick is always capable of a big game, though that could be tough in Week 2 at Buffalo.
Ryan Fitzpatrick QB NYJ (11) 1 month ago
Fitzpatrick completed 9-of-16 passes for 76 yards and one touchdown, and lost a fumble in Saturday's preseason game against the Giants.
Fitzpatrick's touchdown pass was a 22-yard connection with Eric Decker, which marked his final involvement in Saturday's contest. Besides that play, Fitzpatrick was rather underwhelming, as his 4.8 yards per attempt might suggest. Nonetheless, Fitzpatrick was without top wideout Brandon Marshall (hip) and played less than two quarters, so he probably won't be too worried by Saturday's lackluster preseason showing.
Ryan Fitzpatrick QB NYJ (11) 2 months ago
Jets head coach Todd Bowles confirmed Thursday that Fitzpatrick will be the starter this season, according to Kimberley Martin of Newsday.
The announcement came as no surprise after Fitzpatrick signed a one-year, $12 million contract Wednesday to return to the Jets. He is coming off the best season of his career and will have even more weapons this year with the hope of making the playoffs for the first time.
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Fitzpatrick has signed a one-year, $12 million contract with the Jets, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Fitzpatrick and the Jets have been in talks over a contract for months, with Fitzpatrick willing to retire before he accepted an offer below his market value. Now that the deal is done, Fitzpatrick will surely be the starting quarterback for New York, though the team may take him slowly after he wasn't with the team throughout the offseason. In his lone season with the Jets last year, Fitzpatrick threw for 3,905 yards, 31 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions while completing 59.6 percent of his passes in what was arguably the best season of his career.
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Fitzpatrick has multiple contract offers from the Jets, the New York Daily News reports.
Fitzpatrick's contract standoff has now carried out over the entire offseason, as he's yet to receive an agreeable proposal from the Jets. According to reports, New York has offered Fitzpatrick a three-year, $24 million deal with $15 million in guarantees, and has also put another offer on the table. In the end, though, and despite the team freeing cap room with Muhammad Wilkerson's recent extension, Fitzpatrick has only received offers below his market value, thus the extended impasse. Fresh off a franchise-record 31 touchdowns, Fitzpatrick's situation will become more urgent once the Jets open training camp Saturday, but at the moment, no progress has been made in contract talks.
Ryan Fitzpatrick QB NYJ (11) 4 months ago3 Comments
ESPN's Rich Cimini reports that the Jets have an offer that has been on the table for at least two months, which would include $12 million in the first year of the deal.
Previous reports had suggested that the first year of the offer was in the $8 million range, but what actually seems to be the sticking point in negotiations is what the deal would be worth after 2016. While no deal is imminent, the Jets continue to maintain that they'd like Fitzpatrick to return as their starter, while the QB has said he'd like to re-sign with the team. Until that happens though, Geno Smith slots in as the team's No. 1 QB, with Bryce Petty and rookie Christian Hackenberg as his backups.
Ryan Fitzpatrick QB NYJ (11) 4 months ago
Fitzpatrick and his representatives have not held discussions with the Jets over re-signing with the team in several weeks, the New York Post reports.
Fitzpatrick and the Jets remain at an impasse over his requested contract terms, and despite OTAs kicking off this week, the two parties apparently still haven't talked recently. While Fitzpatrick's top two targets, Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall, were conspicuously absent from practice this week, possibly to show their solidarity for Fitzpatrick, it's still unclear whether to expect any developments in the quarterback's free agency anytime soon.
Ryan Fitzpatrick QB NYJ (11) 5 months ago
Fitzpatrick and the Jets are unlikely to reach agreement on a new contract before next week's NFL Draft, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Fitzpatrick and the Jets remain far apart on terms to a new contract, which could lead them to address the quarterback position through the draft. That being said, Fitzpatrick is fresh off a career-best 3,905 passing yards and 31 touchdowns last season, and his long-standing relationship with offensive coordinator Chan Gailey could prove invaluable to the Jets' hopes of making the playoffs this season. As a result, Fitzpatrick and New York could still reach a contract agreement, but it appears he'll have to wait a bit longer if that indeed comes to fruition.