The New York Jets need to move forward and forget about quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and the headaches he is causing this team.
The drama between quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and the New York Jets continues to where it seems like nothing is even coming close to a deal that anyone likes. It will be hard for the Jets to give Fitzpatrick the type of money he wants since they have larger contracts that they have themselves tied into. With Geno Smith, Bryce Petty, and Christian Hackenberg on the roster, they should take a look in who can lead this team next season.
Fitzpatrick has had his ups and downs throughout his whole career and last season it showed. Fitzpatrick early on in his career until now had problems finishing big games as well as unpredictable performances. Watching him play for the different organizations over the years have made a lot of people question his overall ability in wondering if he can handle the pressure.
Last season against the Buffalo Bills, he threw multiple interceptions that were very costly turnovers in a game with everything on the line. He also had a horrific game against the New England Patriots early on the year. With those games, many fans and reporters questioned the mindset of Fitzpatrick. Last season, Fitzpatrick had 15 interceptions and a career high in touchdown passes with 31 but again, in big games he’s nowhere to be found.
Maybe with trying to develop Petty and Hackenberg, the Jets could possibly have a great opportunity in having options with possible future franchise quarterbacks. The quarterback situation should be played out and let everyone battle out for it. The Jets have been handling this situation the correct way and have not given in to throwing crazy amounts of money into just one player.
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Fitzpatrick hasn’t played a full season without struggling as he hasn’t been able to finish strong and on the right note.
Even though he did bring out the best in a lot of players, it doesn’t give him the right to get that big contract.
The Jets don’t need to invest in a quarterback who has had an up and down career and has also never been a consistent player.
While the Jets have had there problems in finding there franchise quarterback, Fitzpatrick isn’t the one.
The Jets have not budged in giving into his demands for what contract he wants and they need to stand strong. It will take time before anything gets resolved and they both need to realize that they need to meet halfway. Fitzpatrick will need to realize in order for him to get the deal he wants he is going to have to take a lower contract and earn what he wants.
Fitzpatrick is someone who can take the Jets to the next level but he needs to play consistent football and not just show up when he wants to. This season will be a true test if he does re-signs because there first slate of opponents the Jets will face are all teams that were in or consistently make the playoffs.
The Jets will need to figure out a solution in who they would want as their starting quarterback next season. The Jets and Fitzpatrick will need to come to a conclusion because of how one needs one another. They need to focus on the three quarterbacks currently on the roster because there is a possibility one of three could be the franchise quarterback that they have been looking for a very long time.
The Jets will need to continue to stand strong and not fold into the giving what Fitzpatrick wants which is a very big and ridiculous contract. Fitzpatrick will need to realize that no one else in the NFL is interested in him and that the Jets are the only team that wants him back. If he doesn’t want to return, it’s time to realize that he’s not the answer and well, move on with another quarterback that wants to lead this team to victory.