Ryan Fitzpatrick RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jets' Ryan Fitzpatrick responds to annual ESPN QB poll that had him ranked 25th

    New York Daily News "Ryan Fitzpatrick was dripping with sarcasm upon hearing the news that ESPN had just released its annual quarterback rankings, fully aware that he wasn’t going to sniff the respect reserved for the usual suspects. “Where was I?!” he asked with faux excitement. When I broke the news that 42..." August 11

  • Larry David says he’s serious about being Jets’ coordinator, wants Ryan Fitzpatrick to shave beard

    New York Daily News "Larry David is full of jokes, but insists coaching the Jets is not one of them. The "Seinfeld" co-creator and star of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" appeared on The Dan Patrick Show Monday and was asked if he was joking when he told Howard Stern in 2015 that he could be the Jets’ offensive..." August 09

  • Jets' Ryan Fitzpatrick says his rust is gone, after contract standoff kept him away

    Newark Star-Ledger "Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Jets' starting quarterback, did not participate in spring practices with his teammates, because he was locked in a protracted contract standoff with the organization. Fitzpatrick re-signed just in time for training camp, and he looked rusty on Day 1. But since then, he..." August 08

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick Lost a Bet, Shaved Off His Beautiful Hair

    The Big Lead "New York Jets quarterback reported to training camp looking like a combination of the Iron & Wine guy and an athletic Zach Galifianakis. Now he’s just some guy with a shaved head thanks to an unspecified bet." August 04

  • Brandon Marshall: Ryan Fitzpatrick is ‘elite’ QB

    Sportsnaut "It’s no secret Brandon Marshall is Ryan Fitzpatrick’s biggest fan, so it’s not surprising the New York Jets receiver thinks his quarterback is “elite.” Marshall had one of his finest NFL seasons in 2015 catching 109 passes for 1,502 yards and 14 touchdowns. His running mate on the other side of..." August 02

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick: Teammates put pressure on me

    NFL.com "What was the hardest part of Ryan Fitzpatrick's highly-publicized contract impasse with the New York Jets this offseason? Being only 10 minutes from the facility certainly didn't help. "I'm getting texts and calls from Brandon (Marshall) and (Eric) Decker and (Nick) Mangold and I'm going..." August 01

  • Fitzpatrick: Jets fans told me to stop being greedy

    ESPN "During his long contract stalemate with the New York Jets, Ryan Fitzpatrick visited Arizona, golfed in Nevada and vacationed in Wisconsin. In each place, he was stopped by strangers who wanted to know the latest on his status. It was especially intense in New Jersey, where he lives. Some fans,..." July 31

  • Todd Bowles: Ryan Fitzpatrick is Jets' starting QB

    NFL.com "With the Ryan Fitzpatrick saga over in New York, Jets coach Todd Bowles stated the obvious in regards to the team's starting quarterback position. "It's his job," Bowles said. It was one of the least-surprising pronouncements of the summer, but nonetheless notable after the Jets spent the..." July 29

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick's Cap Hit Will Be Spread Over Two Seasons

    Gang Green Nation "After Ryan Fitzpatrick's one year, $12 million contract was announced, there were questions about how the Jets would pay for it. The team did not have $12 million in salary cap space. Would somebody have to be cut to make room? The answer seems to be no now that we have some particulars on the..." July 28

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick: “It’s been a long six months for sure”

    New York Daily News "Ryan Fitzpatrick's strange and surreal six-month vacation finally came to an end Wednesday night when he agreed to a 1-year, $12 million deal with the Jets. "Oh my gosh… it's been a long six months for sure," Fitzpatrick told the Daily News Thursday morning in his first comments since the end..." July 28

  • Jets' Ryan Fitzpatrick finally re-signs, ending lengthy contract standoff, per reports

    Newark Star-Ledger "At long last, the Jets have re-signed free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. According to multiple reports, the Jets gave Fitzpatrick a one-year, $12 million contract that is fully guaranteed. Fitzpatrick and the Jets were locked in a protracted contract standoff that dragged on all..." July 27

  • Jets players told not to discuss Ryan Fitzpatrick situation

    Sportress of Blogitude "With the contract stalemate between Ryan Fitzpatrick and the New York Jets becoming more dire and dysfunctional by the day, players not surprisingly are being inundated with questions about the protracted drama. But don't expect it to last for long, as Jets running back Matt Forte indicated..." July 27

  • Jets, Fitzpatrick still not close

    Pro Football Talk "When the Jets swooped in at the eleventh hour and signed franchise-tagged defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson to a long-term deal just before the deadline for doing so, many interpreted the move as a sign that, eventually, the Jets would do the same thing with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. The..." July 27

  • Report: Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick Unlikely to Reach Deal Before Training Camp Starts

    Gang Green Nation "Ian Rapoport says the Jets are unlikely to reach an agreement on a contract with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick before training camp begins. Mike Maccagnan said earlier in the offseason that training camp would be the deadline for a Fitzpatrick deal, although Todd Bowles later walked back those..." July 26

  • Brandon Marshall, Ryan Fitzpatrick meet in Chicago

    NFL.com "Brandon Marshall might have slept a little easier last night. The wide receiver, scared to his core last week by his suddenly radio silent free-agent quarterback, reconnected lines of communication with his "guy" Monday night." July 26

  • Jets have given Ryan Fitzpatrick multiple contract offers to choose from

    New York Daily News "The latest wrinkle in the painstaking attempt to reunite the Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick has a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure theme that might put an end to this six-month impasse. The Daily News has learned that the Jets have given the veteran quarterback multiple offers with the hope of bringing..." July 25

  • It’s time for Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Jets to get serious about a deal

    Washington Post "The most perplexing contract stare-down of the NFL offseason is poised to extend into training camp. It has become more confounding than ever. The New York Jets haven’t lost their starting quarterback from last season. They haven’t re-signed him either. Ryan Fitzpatrick remains a free agent...." July 25

  • Still unsigned, Ryan Fitzpatrick is golfing as camp approaches

    Pro Football Talk "Free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick remains unsigned as NFL training camps begin to open, and when last we heard about him he was declining to talk about his contract status. But Fitzpatrick will talk about golf, telling NBC he found teeing off at the American Century Championship “nerve..." July 23

  • Carson Palmer on the Jets-Ryan Fitzpatrick dispute: Pay the man

    ESPN "Ryan Fitzpatrick isn't commenting on his contract dispute with the New York Jets, but one of his BFFs -- Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer -- is talking. Not surprisingly, Palmer said the Jets should pay the man, claiming Fitzpatrick gives them "a legit shot." Presumably, he meant for..." July 22

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick’s 3 unhelpful words as Jets’ stalemate drags

    New York Post "Only the autograph seekers and playing partners provoked conversation from Jets unsigned quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick on the golf course Wednesday during a practice round for the American Century Championship. Embroiled in a contract stalemate with the Jets throughout the offseason, Fitzpatrick..." July 21

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick's N.J. house is for rent, as Jets standoff drags on

    Newark Star-Ledger "With the Jets preparing to report to training camp next Wednesday, free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick's house in this posh Morris County suburb is available for rent. It is unclear why Fitzpatrick decided to not renew his lease. It doesn't neccesarily mean he won't re-sign with the Jets...." July 20

  • Report: Jets, Fitzpatrick have not talked in over a month

    Sportsnaut "It’s really starting to look like Geno Smith will be under center as the New York Jets' starting quarterback when training camp gets going in just over a week. As most of you likely already know, the Jets are in the midst of a contract stalemate with free-agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick...." July 20

  • Brandon Marshall: I Don’t Know What’s Going On With Fitz, It’s Scary

    CBS New York "The New York Jets have had a somewhat tumultuous off season. From Muhammad Wilkerson’s franchise tag drama coming down to the wire last week to fellow defensive end Sheldon Richardson once again being suspended by the league, it’s fair to say that the team has had its fair share of drama. One..." July 18

  • Why Jets' Geno Smith would be upgrade from Ryan Fitzpatrick, says Bart Scott

    Newark Star-Ledger "Two months ago, ex-Jets linebacker and current CBS analyst Bart Scott harshly criticized free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Among many other things, Scott said, "It's all downhill right now for Fitz." On Thursday, Scott clarified those comments, while explaining why Geno Smith could..." July 18

  • Jets surprise with Wilkerson deal. Is Fitzpatrick next?

    ESPN "Wilkerson's deal should create more flexibility in the Fitzpatrick negotiations because it opens the possibility of a one-year deal. The Jets had only $3.4 million in cap space before the Wilkerson contract, but that should grow by a few million because they no longer have to carry his bloated..." July 16

  • Report: Jets, Ryan Fitzpatrick have made 'no progress

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Jets are set to begin training camp in just over two weeks, and the starting quarterback that nearly led the team to a playoff berth last season is still a free agent. Brian Costello of the New York Post reports that the Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick have made “no progress” in their..." July 12

  • At what point would Jets move on from Ryan Fitzpatrick?

    New York Post "With just over two weeks remaining before the Jets report to training camp, the team is no closer to deals with two of its most important players. The Jets remain at an impasse with free-agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and disgruntled defensive star Muhammad Wilkerson, on whom the team..." July 12

  • Eric Decker tired of Fitzpatrick contract situation

    NFL.com "The Ryan Fitzpatrick-saga continues to unfold painfully slowly in New York this offseason. Seemingly every Jets player is incessantly asked questions about how much they want the quarterback to return for a second season. During a one-on-one interview with NFL Media's Tiffany Blackmon -- airing..." June 23

  • Sending signals? Jets keeping Ryan Fitzpatrick’s locker empty

    New York Daily News "Though not technically on the Jets, Ryan Fitzpatrick's locker remains empty in the team's locker room. There's no name plate, but it's apparent who the spot is reserved for. The locker is a few spots down from Brandon Marshall, who was asked Wednesday what he thought of the team keeping..." June 09

  • Check out the reasons why Jets coach Todd Bowles told one fan to hang on to his Ryan Fitzpatrick jersey

    New York Daily News "Hang on to your Fitz memorabilia. That’s the message from Todd Bowles, during the team’s protracted negotiations with the journeyman quarterback. At the Jets town hall last Wednesday, a fan in a Fitzpatrick jersey asked the head coach a simple question: should he keep the jersey? “I think..." June 08

  • Could Jets use Nick Foles as leverage against Ryan Fitzpatrick?

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Jets may soon have another way to nudge Ryan Fitzpatrick into making some sort of decision. With the two sides still at an impasse on a new contract, there is some speculation that the Jets may want a decision as soon as possible and will either look to force the issue or look to..." June 04

  • Jets could turn up heat on unsigned QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

    ESPN "When New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan addressed reporters on Jan. 22, he sounded optimistic about the Ryan Fitzpatrick talks, saying, "Hopefully, we'll be able to get something done here in the near future." Don't look now, but the near future is training camp. This has been an..." June 03

  • Jets 'not interested' in giving Fitzpatrick one-year, $12 million deal

    sny.tv "While free-agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said he is ready to end his stalemate and take a one-year deal worth $12 million, the New York Jets are "not interested" in offering that deal to him, according to the NewYork Daily News. The Jets have a three-year, $24 million deal with $15 million..." June 02

  • Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick ready to take 1-year deal for $12 million guaranteed

    New York Daily News "stalemate by letting the Jets know he will take a one-year deal for $12 million guaranteed. It’s the same money with the same guarantee the Jets are offering in the first year of their frontloaded three-year $24 million proposal that has backup money in the second and third year. One year and..." June 02

  • How Jets can get Ryan Fitzpatrick to sign: Offer less

    New York Post "If you go back to New Year’s Day, the upcoming negotiation between the Jets and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was commonly expected to be an easy one. Both sides were open about wanting to get a deal done. What could go wrong? The expectation was the deal would be done by St. Patrick’s Day. But,..." June 01

  • Report: Ryan Fitzpatrick contract impasse to ‘get uglier before it gets better’

    Sportsnaut "A new report on the contract impasse between Ryan Fitzpatrick and the New York Jets shows the two sides still have a long, long ways to go before a deal will be struck. James Fowler, appearing on ESPN’s SportsCenter, said he expects this impasse to “get uglier before it gets better.” He also..." May 31

  • Some Jets now fear Ryan Fitzpatrick could sign elsewhere for less money just on principle

    New York Daily News "Now that the Jets have violated the sanctity of their contract negotiations with Ryan Fitzpatrick by spilling the beans to every member of the working press on this continent, the truth remains inescapable: They’re still low-balling the veteran quarterback. The news that the Jets have offered a..." May 31

  • Trying to build a bridge for the Jets and their bridge quarterback

    ESPN "We've never heard the New York Jets use the term "bridge quarterback" to describe Ryan Fitzpatrick -- the media use it a lot -- but that's exactly how the team feels about him. Money talks louder than everything else in professional sports, and the Jets' contract offer to Fitzpatrick has "BQB"..." May 31

  • Jets offered Fitzpatrick 3-year deal, $12M in 1st year

    New York Post "Mike Maccagnan stood underneath the 200-year-old oak tree that rests in the middle of the Jets’ practice fields this week, enjoying some shade on a 90-degree day while watching his Jets go through an OTA practice. It is understandable if Maccagnan, the second-year general manager, is feeling..." May 27

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick would ‘love’ to play with Jets in 2016, won’t put odds on chances of a return

    New York Daily News "Ryan Fitzpatrick may be in the midst of a drawn-out negotiation with his former team, but Jets fans can take solace in this fact: he still wants to be back. Fitzpatrick, who has remained quiet during the offseason, reiterated his desire to return to Gang Green on Monday in an interview with..." May 25

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick confirms he still hopes to return to the Jets

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick don’t appear to be getting any closer to a contract, but they’re not growing further apart, either. Fitzpatrick told SiriusXM NFL Radio that he still wants to be the Jets’ quarterback this season, even though he’s currently a free agent. “I had a great time with..." May 23

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jets want deal prior to next Tuesday

    Number Fire "Free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and the New York Jets "first legitimate deadline" for a deal between the two sides will come at the team's OTAs, reports NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. What It Means: Jets OTAs are set to begin next Tuesday. Rapoport did not make it sound like Tuesday is..." May 18

  • Eric Decker: Jets need to ‘move on’ as if Ryan Fitzpatrick is not coming back

    New York Daily News "Eric Decker has made it clear he wants Ryan Fitzpatrick back in green and white, but at the moment, with Fitzpatrick not on the team, the wideout says the players have to “move on.” “All I can say is we have to move on without him, right now,” Decker said on SiriusXM Radio Tuesday as part of..." May 18

  • Brandon Marshall: We’ll be OK without Ryan Fitzpatrick

    No Guts No Glory "Now that the NFL Draft has come and gone, the clocking is now ticking for quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. The New York Jets have been trying to strike a deal with their starting quarterback but things have not gone according to plan. Even though the Jets say they want to sign Fitzpatrick,..." May 11

  • Jason LaCanfora: Ryan Fitzpatrick Isn't Looking to Retire

    Gang Green Nation "Jason LaCanfora penned an article yesterday looking at some of the unsettled quarterback situations across the league. He did not have a ton of new news on the standoff between the Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick, but he did lend credence to the idea that any talk of Fitzpatrick retiring was posturing..." May 10

  • Jets owner still expects Ryan Fitzpatrick to be team’s starting QB

    Sportress of Blogitude "Despite the fact that the team and Ryan Fitzpatrick are embroiled in an embittered stalemate over a new contract, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson nevertheless expects to see the quarterback under center next season. Further, Johnson insisted even though the team’s organized team activities..." May 10

  • Christian Hackenberg reports to Jets, but Ryan Fitzpatrick's absence lingers

    USA Today "Christian Hackenberg, the latest quarterback whom the New York Jets are hoping can become the long-term solution at the position, embarked on his NFL career Friday as the team opened its rookie minicamp. The No. 14 he wore at Penn State, before the Jets selected him with the 51st overall pick..." May 08

  • Report: Fitzpatrick would rather not play than accept Jets' offer

    Sportsnaut "The New York Jets' quarterback situation remains unsettled heading into the first round of the 2016 NFL draft on Thursday night. As of right now, it would be Geno Smith and Bryce Petty competing for the starting job in training camp. That’s obviously a less-than-ideal scenario for a team that..." April 28

  • Matt Forte would be ‘disappointed’ if Ryan Fitzpatrick is not back with Jets

    Newark Star-Ledger "Matt Forte, the Jets' new running back, offered some thoughts Tuesday about quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick's contract standoff with the organization. Forte, appearing on CBS Sports Radio's "Tiki and Tierney," said he'd be "disappointed" if Fitzparick isn't back with the Jets in 2016. Here's..." April 27

  • Matt Forte is the latest Jets player to stump for Ryan Fitzpatrick

    CBS Sports "For most of the 2016 offseason, the New York Jets have been locked in a stalemate in their discussions with free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, a career journeyman who is coming off the best season of that career, one in which he completed 59.6 percent of his passes for 3,905 yards, 31..." April 26

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