Report: Jets, Fitzpatrick not expected to strike deal before camp

Tuesday July 26th, 2016

The Jets aren’t expected to strike a deal with free-agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick before the start of training camp on Wednesday,’s Ian Rapoport reports.

Fitzpatrick, 33, reportedly has at least two offers on the table to return to New York, where he enjoyed a career year in 2015. One of which is for three years and $24 million, with $15 million guaranteed, which would fall an average of $4 million short of his targeted contract.

Wideout Brandon Marshall, who recently revealed that Fitzpatrick had halted communication with him, met with the veteran signalcaller on Monday night in Chicago.

PHOTO: Brandon Marshall, Ryan Fitzpatrick meet in Chicago

The Jets currently have three quarterbacks on their roster: fourth-year signal caller Geno Smith, 2015 fourth-round selection Bryce Petty and 2016 second–round pick Christian Hackenberg, who enters the NFL after three years at Penn State. Smith is expected to be the starter. 

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