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QB Ryan Fitzpatrick - New York Jets

6-2, 221Born: 11-24-1982College: HarvardDrafted: Round 7

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Summary

After way more drama than was needed, Ryan Fitzpatrick settled for a 1-year, $12 million contract with the New York Jets and should step right in as a starter, displacing Geno Smith one more time. The deal is a win-win for everyone--the Jets because they only spend no more than $15 million (if Fitz hits his bonuses) and both parties for the length. The Jets can walk away if Fitzpatrick stumbles or he can cash in if he plays well. The odds are stacked against the latter, however, as the Jets have a brutal schedule, particularly at the start of the year. While he played well, the Jets and Fitzpatrick faced a weak schedule in 2015, but one of the toughest in 2016. There is a good chance that regardless of who is at quarterback, the Jets could be sitting with five or six losses come Week 9 and Cleveland. If that's the case, will Fitzpatrick still be the starter? And will it matter? We doubt he will repeat the 3,905 yards or the 31 touchdowns, though the 15 interceptions seem likely again this year. Fitzpatrick has the weapons you need in Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker and now Matt Forte, but while his signing helps them, his upside is limited. (July 27)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 21, 13, 14, 14, 14, 16, 16, 16, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 23, 23, 26, 30
QB Dynasty - 33, 27, 35, 39

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2013 TEN 11 217 350 2454 14 12 43 225 3 2
2014 HOU 12 197 312 2483 17 8 50 184 2 1
2015 NYJ 16 335 562 3905 31 15 60 270 2 2
2016 PROJ-Dodds 16 315 510 * * * 50 * * *
2016 PROJ-Henry 15 318 535 * * * 52 * * *
2016 PROJ-Wood 14 338 553 * * * 47 * * *
2016 PROJ-Tremblay 13 299 485 * * * 49 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 152
QB: 22

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Latest News

Jets | NYJ may keep four QBs on roster (Mon Aug 22, 02:51 AM) - The New York Jets are leaning toward keeping four quarterbacks on the 53-man roster, with QBs Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bryce Petty, Geno Smith and Christian Hackenberg making the cut.

Our View: Fitzpatrick is the starter for now, but his future with the team after this season is not a given. Who knows what the future holds for Smith, but he's likely in his final season with the Jets. Petty is a work-in-progress as a pro passer -- and that's putting in nicely. Hackenberg was added to be the future starter, but it's been some time since he's looked consistently good on the football field. Good luck Jets fans, it will be interesting to see how this develops.
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2016 Schedule

1vs Cincinnati Bengals
2@ Buffalo Bills
3@ Kansas City Chiefs
4vs Seattle Seahawks
5@ Pittsburgh Steelers
6@ Arizona Cardinals
7vs Baltimore Ravens
8@ Cleveland Browns
9@ Miami Dolphins
10vs Los Angeles Rams
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12vs New England Patriots
13vs Indianapolis Colts
14@ San Francisco 49ers
15vs Miami Dolphins
16@ New England Patriots
17vs Buffalo Bills