Coffee with the New York Jets: Ryan Fitzpatrick must act now
The latest news regarding the New York Jets has the time ticking for quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to ultimately decide what to do next season thanks to the Denver Broncos making a strategic move at quarterback this offseason.
Grab a nice hot cup of coffee and enjoy the latest news, opinions and thoughts from across the internet about the Jets. At this point in time, Fitzpatrick has yet to decide what he plans to do for next season. The Jets also acquired a very fast linebacker to add to their overall pass rush via free agency and continue to make smart moves so far this offseason heading into the 2016 NFL Draft.
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Jets-Ryan Fitzpatrick standoff could be reaching crunch time by Rich Cimini (ESPN)
"Ideally, the Jets would like to resolve the contract stalemate by April 18, the start of the offseason program. Unless another team emerges from the weeds (the 49ers, perhaps?), Fitzpatrick’s only options are to take the Jets’ low-ball offer (about $7 million) or not play."
This entire situation with Fitzpatrick and his contract negotiations with the Jets will be hitting some serious momentum one way or the other these next few weeks. Hopefully he returns but ultimately the Jets need to set some kind of deadline with him to know whether to expect his return or head in a different direction for next season at quarterback. He might very well retire due to not getting the big money contract he’s seeking but at the end of the day, given his inconsistent past and injury history, it would make sense for Fitzpatrick to end his career on a high note with the Jets.
Nov 15, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Bruce Carter (50) reacts as Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey (5) misses a field goal during the second quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
LB Bruce Carter agrees to 1-year deal with Jets by Rich Cimini (ESPN)
"The Jets have signed two veteran inside linebackers in the span of 10 days. and , who re-signed last week, will compete for the inside slot alongside in the Jets’ 3-4 defense. Carter Erin Henderson David Harris"
This is a very smart move by the Jets given their tight salary cap situation. Carter brings experience, speed and a keen skill-set to be a pure tackling machine. In his career so far in the NFL, Carter has totaled 211 tackles, 5.0 sacks and five interceptions. Henderson is another very good and developing linebacker so come training camp this summer, it should be quite the competition between both players to earn a starting spot alongside Harris.
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FILM REVIEW: Don’t Sleep on Robinson by Eric Allen (NewYorkJets.com)
"This should look familiar to Jets Nation as the Saints are in a 4 WR set. Lined up to the right of , Robinson uses quick feet and locates some room outside the far hash marks. He shows some fluidity as a receiver here, grabbing the high toss and tucking the ball while quickly turning up the field. Drew Brees"
It’s no secret that the Jets are going to launch a potent rushing attack next season with their new three-headed monster in the backfield. With Matt Forte, Khiry Robinson and Bilal Powell leading the charge, it should be a strength for the Jets’ offense in 2016. Robinson brings a solid skill-set with his ability to be a dual-threat kind of running back and also more than likely end up being the backup to Forte to relieve him next season. Overall, it will be great to see the kind of damage Robinson can do with the kind of offense the Jets are building up so far.
Insider Buzz: Jets Considering Brian Hoyer, ‘Holding the Line’ on Paying Fitz by Bleacher Report (BleacherReport.com)
"Could the Jets draft a signal-caller in the early rounds of the 2016 NFL draft? What’s the status of their ongoing contract dispute with Ryan Fitzpatrick?"
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This is a great video done by Jason Cole of Bleacher Report where he speculates about the Jets possibly going after quarterback Brian Hoyer. He’s had a very inconsistent career so far in the NFL as he wouldn’t really make much sense for the Jets with the kind of spread offense they plan to execute next season with a heavy emphasis on the ground game. The more ideal quarterback would be Mike Glennon or maybe even drafting another quarterback in this year’s draft. That way, the Jets can have a true competition at training camp between Geno Smith, Bryce Petty and their new rookie quarterback in the event Fitzpatrick doesn’t return.