Ryan Fitzpatrick agrees to one-year deal with Jets
After a long dispute in the off-season, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has signed a one-year deal with the New York Jets, the team announced Thursday.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday that the deal is worth $12 million.
The deal also reportedly includes $3 million in incentives, which could make the deal worth $15 million, according to Schefter.
Fitzpatrick is coming off a season in which he set the franchise record with 31 touchdown passes last year and collected 3,905 yards. He led the team to a 10–6 record, which was the best since 2010.
The Jets reportedly made several offers to Fitzpatrick after he chose not to take a three-year, $24 million deal. The team still have Geno Smith under contract and an added rookie Christian Hackenberg in the second round of the NFL draft. Bryce Petty is also listed as a backup.
Smith went 11-18 as the Jets starter from 2013 to 2014.
The Jets open training camp on Thursday.