Report: Jets, Ryan Fitzpatrick remain as much as $5 million apart
The New York Jets and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick remain at least $5 million apart in their contract negotiations, according to Chris Lopresti of WFAN.
The Jets reportedly have a front-loaded offer on the table for the quarterback over the next two seasons with an average value of $10 million per season.
If or when the Jets sign Fitzpatrick, he is expected to become the starting quarterback with Geno Smith assuming back-up duties.
According to Lopresti, four quarterbacks on the 53-man roster are also a possibility.
Fitzpatrick, 33, is coming off the best season of his 11-year career as he threw for 3,905 yards, 31 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. The Jets finished 10–6 and narrowly missed the playoffs.
Earlier in the week, Fitzpatrick said he would like to re-sign with the Jets.