With training camp right around the corner, the Jets have gone to great lengths to re-sign Ryan Fitzpatrick. Or, at least, they’re working hard to push that perception through the media. The Jets have given Fitzpatrick multiple contract offers to choose from, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News hears.
In addition to the widely-reported three-year, $24MM offer, the Jets have presented at least one other option to the quarterback, according to Mehta. The terms of that second offer are not immediately clear. It’s possible that Gang Green has also offered Fitzpatrick a one-year pact which would allow him to bet on himself and potentially cash in next spring if he can offer up a repeat of his 2015 effort. Of course, even if the Harvard product can turn in another strong campaign, his earning potential could be limited as he enters his age-35 season. Fitzpatrick, who turns 34 in November, sees this as his best and maybe last opportunity to really cash in.
After the Jets acquired Fitzpatrick from the Texans last year for a mere late-round pick, he went on to have his best season for a 10-6 club that narrowly missed the playoffs. The career journeyman unexpectedly totaled personal highs in touchdowns (31) and yards (3,905) and he wants his next contract to reflect his achievements.
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