Jets Need Reality Check If They Plan to Continue Without Ryan Fitzpatrick

June 4, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Last season, behind a career year from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, the New York Jets won 10 games. The team fell just short of its first playoff appearance since advancing to the AFC Championship Game in 2010.
With that near-miss comes increased expectations in 2016. Dreams of a deep playoff run. Maybe even a trip to Houston and Super Bowl LI.
There's only one problem: Fitzpatrick and the Jets remain at an impasse over a new contract for the veteran signal-caller. In fact, per reports, the two sides aren't close.
And make no mistake. Without Fitzpatrick in the fold, the Jets' dream season will become a nightmare.
Mind you, the Jets have an offer on the table for the 33-year-old, who threw for a career-high 3,905 yards and 31 touchdowns in 2015. Per NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, it's a front-loaded, three-year deal that's been on said table since March:
March is also how long reports have been swirling that Fitzpatrick wants more. A lot more. According to Bob Glaube...

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