Ryan Fitzpatrick RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jets to stick with Ryan Fitzpatrick as starter after Geno Smith ACL tear

    Pro Football Talk "Jets coach Todd Bowles confirmed that quarterback Geno Smith would be out for the year with a torn ACL, and he’s not ready to start experimenting with other quarterbacks yet. Bowles just told reporters that Ryan Fitzpatrick would start this week, with Smith going to injured..." October 24

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick: Coaches, front office stopped believing in me

    Pro Football Talk "Jets coach Todd Bowles isn’t answering questions about who will start at quarterback for the Jets in Week Eight, but Ryan Fitzpatrick was willing to offer his two cents after replacing an injured Geno Smith in Sunday’s 24-16 win over the Ravens. Fitzpatrick was 9-of-14 for 120 yards and a..." October 24

  • Todd Bowles decided to bench Ryan Fitzpatrick after watching film

    CBS Sports "Jets coach Todd Bowles benched quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick this week after initially backing the veteran following Monday night's loss at Arizona, a change of heart that materialized after reviewing game film, sources said. Fitzpatrick struggled again, this time despite being given detailed..." October 23

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick ‘disappointed’ in Todd Bowles’ decision to start Geno Smith at quarterback

    New York Daily News "Ryan Fitzpatrick stood at his locker in front of a large group of reporters and cameramen, just as he does every Wednesday. He answered questions as they came, just as he does every Wednesday. But it didn’t take long for Fitzpatrick and the rest of the Jets to be reminded that this Wednesday was..." October 20

  • Jets' Todd Bowles leaves door open for a potential quarterback change

    CBS Sports "Moments after the Jets' embarrassing loss to the Cardinals on Monday night, Todd Bowles committed himself to Ryan Fitzpatrick for yet another week, saying that Fitzpatrick would start against the Ravens on Sunday. A day later, Bowles backed down from that remark and left the door for a possible..." October 18

  • Brandon Marshall says he's reason Jets benched Ryan Fitzpatrick: 'It's my fault'

    Newark Star-Ledger "Ryan Fitzpatrick was downright dreadful Monday night. The Cardinals embarrassed the Jets' quarterback on national television. He was missing passes left, right and sideways. The offense had no rhythm with him under center. He threw for just 174 yards, completed only 51.6 percent of his..." October 18

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick still Jets' starter after being pulled, Todd Bowles says

    ESPN "Despite a four-game losing streak and a disappearing offense, Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain the New York Jets' starting quarterback for at least another game. "Fitz will be back next week," coach Todd Bowles said after a 28-3 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Monday at University of Phoenix..." October 18

  • Report: Fitzpatrick playing for job against Steelers

    Larry Brown Sports "New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has thrown nine interceptions over the past two games, and another multi-turnover performance on Sunday could cost him his job. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that Fitzpatrick is “in many ways playing for his job” against the Pittsburgh..." October 09

  • Todd Bowles tells News that Ryan Fitzpatrick doesn’t need to be Superman & Jets need to finish games

    New York Daily News "Todd Bowles speaks with a brutal bottom-line honesty that can be tough to take for sensitive souls searching for excuses to explain the Jets’ miserable 1-3 start. He knows that none of this is acceptable. His team has reached the watershed moment of their season much sooner than he had hoped..." October 09

  • Why Jets aren’t about to throw Ryan Fitzpatrick under the bus

    New York Post "Ryan Fitzpatrick has been battered like a piñata for the past two weeks, by media and fans, after throwing nine interceptions over two games. Some of the criticism was deserved, but teammates say he is getting too much of the blame for the turnovers and the way the offense has played. “When..." October 07

  • Todd Bowles not looking to bench Ryan Fitzpatrick: ‘Ryan’s fine’

    Sportsnaut "Todd Bowles is suffering from a strong case of denial when it comes to New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Before Sunday’s 27-17 loss against the Seattle Seahawks, Bowles made it clear that it would take another disastrous performance for him to consider benching the veteran quarterback..." October 04

  • Todd Bowles: Confidence in Fitzpatrick unchanged

    Pro Football Talk "Ryan Fitzpatrick threw three more interceptions on Sunday, giving the Jets quarterback nine in his last two games and 10 overall in a season that has started with three losses in the first four weeks. All three of Fitzpatrick’s picks came in the second half of Sunday’s 27-17 loss to the..." October 02

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain Jets starter ‘barring another epic meltdown’

    NFL.com "When asked about Ryan Fitzpatrick's six-interception performance against the Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets coach Todd Bowles said this week the quarterback "can't play worse." Sunday Fitzpatrick faces an even better secondary in the Seattle Seahawks. The Legion of Boom enters MetLife..." October 02

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick says it was hard to 'face the guys' after throwing six interceptions

    Fox Sports "The New York Jets fell to 1-2 on Sunday following an embarrassing 24-3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The final score was obviously not something the team was proud of, but the box score was even worse. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw six interceptions while the team committed a total of eight..." September 27

  • Broncos' Von Miller among NFL Players of the Week

    NFL.com "Von Miller abused Joe Reitz on Sunday, and it was enough to help him earn AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors. The Broncos outside linebacker took matters into his own hands with his team clinging to a six-point lead following a nice comeback engineered by Colts quarterback Andrew Luck...." September 21

  • Numbers say Fitz fails against Rex’s defenses

    Buffalo News "Rex Ryan won’t talk about having Ryan Fitzpatrick’s number. Ryan said the last time he discussed his success against a quarterback, Tom Brady lit his defense up for 600 yards. Actually, it was 466 yards here last season, but you get the point. Defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman has no such..." September 14

  • QB Ryan Fitzpatrick: Jets are better than last year, and so am I

    ESPN "After an anxious offseason as The Quarterback Without A Team, Ryan Fitzpatrick is back in his happy place -- "the perfect situation," he calls it. By that, he means the right team, the right coaching staff and the right moment in his career to redefine his legacy and prove to the New York Jets'..." September 07

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick: Jets haven’t unveiled offense’s brain yet

    New York Post "What, us worry? The Jets’ first-team offense remained powerless Saturday night against the Giants, a concerning trend in all three preseason games, but both quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and head coach Todd Bowles waved off any worries after practice Monday. “There’s not much concern about..." August 30

  • Brandon Marshall's 1st opinion of Ryan Fitzpatrick? 'He was terrible'

    Newark Star-Ledger "They say first impressions are everything. Just not if you're the Jets' Brandon Marshall and Ryan Fitzpatrick. During an entertaining media scrum by his locker, Marshall talked to reporters about the first time he saw Fitzpatrick play. During their overlapping time in the NFL, Marshall and..." August 26

  • 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

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