Report: Jets’ Ryan Fitzpatrick would sit if team doesn’t budge on deal

Friday April 29th, 2016

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New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick says he would rather sit than play if the team does not budge with contract negotiations, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The Jets have reportedly offered the 33-year-old Fitzpatrick a deal worth roughly $7 to $8 million per year. According to reports, the signal caller would like to receive twice that amount.

Fitzpatrick started all 16 games for the Jets last season, after being traded from the Texans in March 2015. He led New York to a 10–6 record, a major improvement from the team’s 4–12 record the season before. Fitzpatrick completed 59.6% of his passes for 3,905 yards, 31 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.

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The Jets selected Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee with the No. 20 pick in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday.

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