Bart Scott Comments on Ryan Fitzpatrick’s Contract Negotiations with Jets

May 10, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Ryan Fitzpatrick-New York Jets contract saga has rolled into May with reportedly little progress in negotiations.   
It's given former Jets linebacker and current ESPN analyst Bart Scott time to add his take on the situation. While speaking with SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday (via Rich Cimini of ESPN.com), Scott had no problems voicing his displeasure with the free-agent quarterback:
Fitz don't have a leg to stand on, man. He is who he is. You can have great teams and great records, but at this point, pretty much everybody knows who he is. He's a quality guy. On another 20 teams in the league, he would be a backup. The only teams that he would start for are the teams that have bad quarterback situations. He's a bridge guy, a glue guy.
The Jets have offered the 33-year-old a deal in which he would make $7 million to $8 million a year, but he is looking for double that amount, according to ESPN.com's Adam Schefter. While the Jets haven't budged ...

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