NY Jets: Ryan Fitzpatrick continues to thrive thanks to weapons
When it comes to the NY Jets, winning solves everything, even though quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick hasn’t been able to play flawless football just yet, he continues to thrive thanks to the weapons around him.
It wasn’t pretty but then again, a win is a win in my book. The NY Jets beat the Washington Redskins 34-20 to secure their fourth win of the season. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick totaled 253 passing yards on 19 completions for 2 touchdowns and an interception.
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Life has been easy for Fitzpatrick despite not having a tremendous arm and forcing throws that could have easily been intercepted.
Thanks to the offensive weapons around him, Fitzpatrick continues to thrive as he’s been able to get everyone to come through when it matters most and flat out have fun with his teammates on the gridiron.
Thanks to the Media Relations Department of the Jets, here is what Fitzpatrick had to say about the weapons around him that make his job easy:
On being able to rely on Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker and Chris Ivory every week…
They’re great players. It’s nice for me as a quarterback to be able to turn around and hand it to Chris and watch him go. He’s an unbelievable football player and Brandon showed that today too. There was a time in the game where a couple passes went his way that he didn’t have to make a play. If he didn’t make the play, I don’t think anybody would have thought, “Man, he dropped it.” He just made some absolutely ridiculous plays out there. He wants to rise to the moment, so that was cool. And then Deck had a touchdown and a couple of his early completions he broke a few tackles. He’s a nice security blanket for me. I know he’s going to be in the right spot and he’s going to make plays.
Oct 18, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) celebrates with wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) after scoring a touchdown in the second half against the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium. The Jets won 34-20. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
The Jets might be a completely different team if not for the emergence of Ivory, Decker enjoying his natural No. 2 role on offense and the huge acquisition of Marshall during this past off-season. I tip my hat to general manager Mike Maccagnan and company for bringing in the right pieces that not only makes sense but puts Fitzpatrick in a position to succeed consistently.
It’s not perfect, but the Jets are 4-1 this season as plenty of teams across the NFL would love to be in the position Gang Green is in heading into a huge game in Week 7 against the New England Patriots on the road. Fitzpatrick and the supporting cast around him will need to play some pretty incredible football if they are to hand the first loss of the season to the defending Super Bowl champs.
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