Geno Smith Comments on Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jets Players Skipping OTAs

May 25, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Geno Smith knows he's not seen as the New York Jets' long-term option at quarterback. He's just looking to take advantage of the opportunity given to him thanks to Ryan Fitzpatrick's contract stalemate.
"Every player in the NFL, I think, deserves a fair opportunity," Smith said Wednesday, per Rich Cimini of ESPN.com. "Whether or not that's the case [for me], who knows? I believe I do have an opportunity here, and I just have to take advantage of it."   
Fitzpatrick, 33, is coming off a career season. He threw for 3,905 yards and 31 touchdowns against 15 interceptions, leading the Jets to a 10-6 record. The veteran quarterback has been hanging out on the free-agent market for months, hoping the team will improve on its current contract offer. ESPN.com's Adam Schefter reported in April the Jets are only offering between $7-8 million per season—half of what Fitzpatrick desires.
"I'm playing," said Fitzpatrick, who indicated he would like to return to the Jet...

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