Ryan Fitzpatrick Could Become Ultimate NFL Insurance Policy for the 2016 Season

May 26, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL is a weird little world—one in which last year's 25th-rated passer, Brock Osweiler, was in such high demand that he signed a four-year, $72 million deal on the first day of free agency, while last year's 24th-rated passer, Ryan Fitzpatrick, remains unsigned 79 days later. 
The major difference between those two quarterbacks is that Osweiler is 25 years old, while Fitzpatrick is 33. One is being paid for his potential (Osweiler has just seven career starts under his belt), while the other has yet to be paid despite being a known commodity (Fitzpatrick has started 105 games for six different teams).
Fitzpatrick is coming off the two best seasons of his NFL career. He threw a New York Jets franchise-record 31 touchdown passes while helping Gang Green win 10 games in 2015. He was the league's ninth-rated passer with the Houston Texans in 2014. He's a smart, experienced Harvard grad, and he has made it clear he plans on playing in 2016. 
"I'm playing,"...

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