Ryan Fitzpatrick RUMORS & NEWS

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jets to negotiate new contract in 'very near future'

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Jets and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick are both on record that they would like to stay together in 2016 even though Fitzpatrick is scheduled to become a free agent. But have they begun negotiations toward a new contract. And, if so, where do those talks stand? "We're going to talk to..." January 23

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    Rich Cimini @RichCimini

    Jets GM Mike Maccagnan sounds confident he can re-sign pending free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick. He said he will speak... https://t.co/RE6nqmwuUI

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick wants to re-sign with the Jets after career year

    CBS Sports "All the Jets had to do was beat the Bills. A week after outlasting the Patriots, the Jets' playoff fate was in their hands: defeat the 7-8 Bills and the postseason awaits. Instead, Ryan Fitzpatrick turned into a pumpkin and tossed three interceptions -- all in the fourth quarter, two on the final..." January 04

  • Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in line for jaw-dropping contract

    ESPN "1. Merry Fitz-mas: For two years, the Jets haven't had to worry about a big quarterback contract on their books, providing salary-cap flexibility at other positions. That will change in the coming months. Ryan Fitzpatrick's career year will result in a bigger contract than anyone could've imagined..." December 27

  • Fitzpatrick on Jets' future: 'I'd love to be back'

    The Score "Ryan Fitzpatrick has bounced around the NFL for much of his 11-year career, a winding road that has taken him to stints in St. Louis and Cincinnati. Buffalo and Tennessee, too. Also, a year in Houston. The journeyman quarterback might have finally found a home with the New York..." December 16

  • Jets coach Todd Bowles has seen enough from Ryan Fitzpatrick that he wants QB back in 2016

    New York Daily News "How does a guy destined for Wall Street wind up here? How does an economics major from a place that has produced U.S. presidents, foreign heads of state and Nobel laureates find himself doing this? How does it last so long? How has Ryan Fitzpatrick done it? The cookie-cutter storyline was..." December 13

  • Does Ryan Fitzpatrick want to return to Jets in 2016? 'I love it here,' he says

    Newark Star-Ledger "Every so often, the Fitzpatrick family — mom, dad, and their five young kids — makes the short drive from their house in Chatham to downtown Madison. They'll stop by Nicky's Firehouse for pizza, or pop into McCool's for ice cream. The Fitzpatricks, recent arrivals in northern New Jersey who..." December 11

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick is having one of the best Jets QB seasons ever

    New York Post "A week ago, there was talk about whether the Jets should bench quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. But the veteran answered those doubts with a four-touchdown performance Sunday that should end the talk about a Geno Smith return under center. Fitzpatrick was the first Jets quarterback to throw four..." December 02

  • Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick trims his massive beard to ‘switch up the mojo’

    New York Daily News "After losing four of their last five games, the Jets are turning to drastic measures to try and turn around their season. A serious matter was decided by a players’ vote: whether Ryan Fitzpatrick needed to head to the barber. The quarterback’s Yukon Cornelius-style beard was ultimately trimmed..." November 26

  • Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick: 'I'm the right man for the job'

    NFL.com "The Jets have lost four of their last five games -- the most recent a 24-17 loss to the Houston Texans. Despite their recent offensive woes, Todd Bowles is sticking with veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick under center. The starting signal-caller is adamant that he's the best man for the job. "I'm the..." November 25

  • Jets stick with struggling Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback

    Sporting News "Ryan Fitzpatrick remains the Jets' starting quarterback, coach Todd Bowles said Monday, a day after saying he wouldn't rule out a change. After Sunday’s 24–17 loss to the Texans, Bowles hinted at the possibility backup Geno Smith could take over. On Monday, Bowles was honest but supportive..." November 24

  • It would be smart to keep the Harvard man: Jets should extend Ryan Fitzpatrick's contract

    New York Daily News "Ryan Fitzpatrick will turn 33 next week, which might come as a surprise to all those people who think he’s eligible for Medicare. The guy with the overgrown scraggly beard has the geezer look down to a science, but he’s not ready to join a shuffleboard league just yet. “I think he has a lot..." November 19

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick says he’s good to go on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "On Monday, Jets coach Todd Bowles said he was hopeful that quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick would be ready to face the Texans this Sunday after having left thumb surgery last Friday to repair the injury he suffered in Week Eight against the Raiders. It looks like Bowles can spend more time on other..." November 18

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    New York Jets @nyjets

    Bowles: QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will undergo thumb surgery tomorrow. The understanding is that he could be available for game vs. HOU.

  • Fitzpatrick could have surgery Friday, wouldn’t miss games

    Pro Football Talk "Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has been playing with torn ligaments in his left thumb. He’ll do it again tonight against the Bills tonight. On Friday, he’ll possibly count backward from 100. Per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Fitzpatrick could have surgery to repair the..." November 12

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick says Friday could be date for left thumb surgery

    ESPN "Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who tore at least one ligament in his non-throwing thumb last week, didn't rule out the possibility of surgery on Friday -- one day after New York faces the Bills. That Fitzpatrick needs surgery isn't news -- the Jets made that clear from the outset -- but the..." November 09

  • Jets' Ryan Fitzpatrick to start Sunday vs. Jaguars

    Newsday "Ryan Fitzpatrick is healthy enough to play after all. The Jets quarterback, who tore ligaments in his left thumb in Sunday's loss in Oakland, was on the practice field Wednesday, taking snaps under center and throwing short passes during the 20-minute portion of practice open to the media. He..." November 04

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick needs surgery, could delay until after year

    NFL.com "Ryan Fitzpatrick has a significant injury to his thumb, but that doesn't guarantee he'll miss more time for the New York Jets. Todd Bowles told reporters on Monday that an MRI revealed that Fitzpatrick sustained ligament damage to his left thumb in Sunday's 34-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders...." November 02

  • Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has torn ligaments in left thumb

    ESPN New York "The New York Jets' quarterback position was thrown into chaos on Sunday, as starter Ryan Fitzpatrick tore ligaments in his left thumb and backup Geno Smith suffered an undisclosed injury to his left shoulder in a 34-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. The Jets fear Fitzpatrick, who..." November 02

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    NFL spokesman Mike Signora says Ndamukong Suh's kick to Ryan Fitzpatrick's head was reviewed. Action deemed inadvertent. No discipline.

  • Jets concerns growing over Ryan Fitzpatrick's inability to throw deep pass

    New York Daily News "Ryan Fitzpatrick spent his training camp shrugging off criticism over his arm strength and lack of ability to throw deep. He was unfazed about the frequent knocks against him and said he had heard it all before. But three weeks into this Jets season —which has started relatively well for Gang..." September 30

  • Jets' Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain starter when Geno Smith returns

    CBS Sports "When Geno Smith returns from his broken jaw, his starting job won't be waiting for him. On Tuesday, Jets head coach Todd Bowles announced that Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain the team's starting quarterback, even after Smith is fully recovered from his injury that was suffered when IK Enemkpali..." September 22

  • Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick staying prepared to play as Geno Smith’s backup

    New York Daily News "Ryan Fitzpatrick knows the deal - and he isn’t whining about it. Though Chan Gailey and Todd Bowles have described the quarterback situation in different ways, this much is apparent: Geno Smith is the Jets’ starting QB, and Ryan Fitzpatrick is the backup. Whether Fitzpatrick has no chance or a..." June 04

  • Jets to trade for Ryan Fitzpatrick as veteran QB option

    New York Post "The Jets and Texans have agreed to a trade for quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, according to a source. Fitzpatrick became expendable for Houston once they agreed to sign free agent Brian Hoyer, whom the Jets also pursued. The Jets have been looking for an experienced quarterback to compete with..." March 11

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    Kimberly Jones @KimJonesSports

    From @AlbertBreer & me: Once Brian Hoyer signs with Texans, a trade of Ryan Fitzpatrick to Jets could happen quickly. Sides have talked.

  • New York Jets targeting Ryan Fitzpatrick

    NFL.com "Will Monday's flurry of quarterback movement in Houston lead Ryan Fitzpatrick to the New York Jets? With the Texans planning to sign both Ryan Mallett and former Browns passer Brian Hoyer, Fitzpatrick looms as a strong candidate for release. If (and when) that happens, Fitzpatrick would emerge..." March 09

  • Texans name Ryan Mallett starting quarterback; Fitzpatrick benched

    Houston Chronicle "Ryan Mallett is the Texans’ starting quarterback. Coach Bill O’Brien named Mallett the starter Wednesday, after debating during recent days whether to make a change. “This might be the thing that helps our team,” O’Brien said at NRG Stadium. “I might be wrong.”" November 05

  • Fitzpatrick has a stranglehold on QB position

    Houston Chronicle "Your vote is being added to the total. Votes are not reflected in the tallies immediately. Case Keenum and T.J. Yates have departed. Matt Schaub has fallen into the past. Ryan Fitzpatrick has become the one, named the Texans’ starting quarterback in mid-June and holding onto the spot through a..." October 22

  • Fitzpatrick on Texans’ collapse: ‘As bad as I’ve ever seen’

    Houston Chronicle "Texans coach Bill O’Brien had little interest in discussing the specifics of the Texans’ late second-quarter collapse, which saw a 13-0 lead suddenly become a 24-13 deficit. Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick echoed the sentiment of many of his teammates, acknowledging Pittsburgh’s outburst..." October 21

  • O’Brien on QB Fitzpatrick: ‘He’s our starter’

    Houston Chronicle "Film review of the 33-28 loss to the Colts didn’t change Bill O’Brien’s impressions of his team, which has now dropped three of four games after starting 2-0. And despite another disjointed effort by Ryan Fitzpatrick, who had a terrible first quarter but played impressively in bringing the team..." October 11

  • O’Brien names Fitzpatrick the starting quarterback in Houston

    Pro Football Talk "New Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt opted to cut Ryan Fitzpatrick in lieu of paying him the reasonable sum of $3.25 million for 2014. New Texans coach Bill O’Brien has embraced Fitzpatrick the team’s new starter. Via multiple reports, O’Brien has named Fitzpatrick the starting quarterback in..." June 17

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    Jim Wyatt @jwyattsports

    The #Titans have officially informed QB Ryan Fitzpatrick he's been released

  • Fitzpatrick not fretting over future

    Tennessean "This is a time of year that can be worrisome for veterans, as teams in need of money under the salary cap – or teams simply looking to reshape their roster – often jettison an experienced player or two. Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick knows the scenario all too well. The Bills cut him last..." February 19

  • Titans' Ryan Fitzpatrick has made turnaround

    Tennessean "Ryan Fitzpatrick’s first two starts this season were so poor that the Titans were more than eager to welcome Jake Locker back from injury — even if he wasn’t completely healthy. A ninth-year pro, Fitzpatrick threw four interceptions in those games, fumbled three times and posted a 53.2 passer..." November 22

  • QB Fitzpatrick ready to take over reins for Titans

    Fox Sports Tennessee "Just like he replaced Jake Locker in the third quarter of the win last Sunday over the Jets and just like he will do so Sunday against the visiting Chiefs Ryan Fitzpatrick followed the injured Titans quarterback to the podium. Before limping away without crutches or any assistance though Locker..." October 05

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    Jim Wyatt @

    Titans agree terms with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick on two-year deal

  • Titans meet with QB Fitzpatrick

    Tennessean "The Titans want to keep veteran quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, but not at his current salary. As the two sides continue to discuss a restructured contract, the Titans are covering their bases, just in case things don’t work out. At the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix, Ariz., that led them to..." March 18

  • Fitz never lacked for confidence

    Buffalo News "One thing I’ll say for Ryan Fitzpatrick, he never lacked for confidence. From the minute he arrived in the NFL, as a seventh-round draft pick out of Harvard, Fitzpatrick believed he was good enough to start in the NFL. All he asked for was a chance to prove it. That’s why Fitz chose the..." March 13

  • Fitzpatrick is out as Bills QB

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Bills today released quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick after being unable to work out a restructuring of his contract. Fitzpatrick was due to receive a $3 million bonus on Wednesday. The Bills did not want to pay it. Extensive talks to get Fitzpatrick to agree to terms on a lesser deal..." March 12

  • Buffalo Bills, Ryan Fitzpatrick Have Not Discussed Pay Cut

    Buffalo Rumblings "Speaking from the 2013 NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Buffalo Bills team president Russ Brandon told The Buffalo News on Thursday that the team has not yet approached quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick about a pay cut - and would not guarantee that he'll be on the roster when his $3 million option bonus..." February 21

  • Pete Metzelaars: Ryan Fitzpatrick Not The Answer For Bills

    Buffalo Rumblings "Pete Metzelaars knows what a great quarterback looks like. He caught passes from Jim Kelly and coached in Indianapolis while Peyton Manning was breaking records. Two straight years of subpar quarterback play has seen Metzelaars find unemployment twice. "I don't want to throw Fitz under the bus,..." February 20

  • Bills re-sign Jackson to compete with Fitzpatrick

    Buffalo News "Tarvaris Jackson not only couldn’t get on the field for the Buffalo Bills last year, he couldn’t get a jersey to wear on game days. New coach Doug Marrone, however, wants Jackson to compete with Ryan Fitzpatrick for the starting quarterback job. The Bills re-signed Jackson to a one-year..." February 16

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