Ryan Fitzpatrick Comments on Fan Reaction to Contract Negotiations with Jets

July 31, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The drama dragged into July, but quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will be back under center for the New York Jets in 2016 after inking a one-year, $12 million deal Wednesday. His status was of great interest for Jets fans, and at times during negotiations, Fitzpatrick wasn't feeling the love from them.
Speaking with the media Saturday (via ESPN.com's Rich Cimini), Fitzpatrick revealed some people accused him of being "greedy":
Everywhere I went, that was a topic of conversation. Some of them were trying to feel it out and buddy me up to get the answer to what's really going on with the situation. They wanted my agent's number. Some of them were telling me I need to sign, "stop being so greedy." Everything in the book was thrown at me. But for the most part, people were pretty respectful about it.
That's one of the drawbacks of playing within the largest sports market in the United States. New York fans are some of the most passionate and crude fans. They aren't afraid t...

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