The New York Jets are looking to get the same production they did out of their quarterback in the 2015 season. However, it looks like they could be going a different way as they are not getting any closer to a deal with Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick certainly isn’t an ideal quarterback to lead a franchise to success, but he has done a great job for them the last year. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Jets and Fitzpatrick are nowhere close to a deal right now.
Jets and free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick are nowhere close to an agreement, with no deal expected anytime soon, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2016
Since being drafted by the St. Louis Rams in 2005, Ryan Fitzpatrick has bounced around from team to team. He had his most success last season as he threw for 3,905 yards and 31 touchdowns against 15 interceptions while leading the Jets to a 10-6 record and just missing the playoffs.
He could certainly be a starter just about anywhere else in the NFL, but the Jets are determined to bring him back for at least 2016 season. Having him along with running back Matt Forte could be the best thing for this team to compete in the AFC.
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