Ryan Fitzpatrick and the NY Jets Finally Did the Smart Thing for a Silly Reason

July 28, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Sometimes, it takes something really stupid to convince smart people to do the smart thing. 
Take Ryan Fitzpatrick and the New York Jets, a journeyman quarterback and the team he led to the verge of the playoffs last year. Fitzpatrick and the Jets brought out the best in each other in 2015. They work better together than Fitzpatrick has ever worked with another team or the Jets with any recent quarterback. But pride, principle and a little bit of money kept them apart from the start of free agency through the first day of training camp.
Nothing could bring them together. Not an icy free agent market for Fitzpatrick's services, and not a shallow draft class that left the Jets scraping the bottom of the prospect barrel. The Jets spent the offseason with the three worst Friends episodes on their quarterback depth chart: The One Who Gets Punched by Teammates, The One Who Can Barely Play Madden and The One Who Couldn't Beat Northwestern. Fitzpatrick s...

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