Joe Namath Says Mark Sanchez Could Beat Out Ryan Fitzpatrick in QB Competition

May 10, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

NFL Hall of Famer and former quarterback Joe Namath said he believes Mark Sanchez could beat out Ryan Fitzpatrick for a starting quarterback gig if they were on the same team and had to compete, per Bob Glauber of Newsday.
He also spoke about Fitzpatrick's future with the New York Jets, per Glauber:
Fitzpatrick remains a free agent, and Rich Cimini of ESPN reported on Tuesday that "the two sides are far apart on a new contract" and that "people who know Fitzpatrick believe he's not going to budge on his demands."
Jets owner Woody Johnson added on Tuesday, per Glauber: "No news. Until both sides come together, there's no deal."
Fitzpatrick, 33, is coming off of his best NFL season, throwing for 3,905 yards, 31 touchdowns and 15 interceptions while completing 59.6 percent of his passes. His yards and touchdowns were career highs, and he led the Jets to a 10-6 record.
Fitzpatrick's excellent campaign in 2015 is what makes Namath's comments worthy of dissection. Af...

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