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The window is open to take Fitzpatrick from the Jets

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The Jets and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick are reportedly are “nowhere close to an agreement.” There’s now a clear opening for an agreement to never happen.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Fitzpatrick is ripe to be plucked away by another team.

Other suitors could be concerned that any interest expressed in Fitzpatrick would be used as leverage with the Jets. The reality, according to the source, is that interest expressed in Fitzpatrick could quickly lead to a deal.

The Jets and Fitzpatrick are so far apart that the pending offer is being regarded as “backup money.” And it could mean that the Jets are hoping to have Fitzpatrick as a bird in the hand as they continue to look for someone who could take over the job, sooner than later.

In playing hardball with Fitzpatrick, the Jets apparently believe that he won’t leave. He’s now ready to do it. The only question is whether someone else will open the door for him.

The door could be in Denver, where the current starting quarterback is Trevor Siemian.

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  1. norseyapper says: Mar 10, 2016 10:31 AM

    Fitzpatrick would fit in Denver. A place where he doesn’t need to throw 300-400 yards a game to be effective, just hold things together and let the D do its work.
    That of course depends on the D still being intact enough to do the job.

  2. Mike Rigz says: Mar 10, 2016 10:31 AM

    The Jets need to suck it up and pay Fitz whatever he wants. There is a lack of QB talent and he can win you games. The NY media will rip the team apart if he walks.

  3. jvw1982 says: Mar 10, 2016 10:32 AM

    The Jets can not pay a 33 yr old QB the going rate after one yr…..if Fitz can find a team who will be willing to pay the going rate 90 million over 5 yrs, he is gone…..The Jets love Fitz but don’t have the cap space to sign him….The only hope they have is if everyone else feels the same way.

  4. letsgolos says: Mar 10, 2016 10:33 AM

    Denver seems logical, until you realize he’s probably asking for the same money Brock got. And if Denver didn’t give it to Brock, who’s younger and they groomed themselves, why would they give it to Fitz?

  5. skoobyfl says: Mar 10, 2016 10:33 AM

    If he played in Buffalo as a QB in the past 20 years, he’ll be unwanted.

  6. ryann252013 says: Mar 10, 2016 10:34 AM

    This guy is on a serious ego trip. His success last year was due to having Ivory and Powell in the backfield and throwing to one of the best wide receiver duos in NFL history.

  7. jetsarestacked says: Mar 10, 2016 10:34 AM

    fitz had a career year because of his weapons. any game where ivory, marshall and decker were hurting or out, he was god awful.

    i want him back, but not at osweiler money. if we pay him that much we’ll lose a player like mo wilkerson. not worth it for a journey man qb with ONE good season under his belt.

  8. dal1as says: Mar 10, 2016 10:36 AM

    I do not think Denver is a good fit. He is 33 and would want at least the money that they were not willing to pay Osweiler. Plus he is not mobile. The Broncos want a mobile younger QB

  9. jssebastian2014 says: Mar 10, 2016 10:37 AM

    The NFL needs to undergo a serious market correction soon to bring QB salaries back to more of a league reality.

    With QBs like Osweiler making 10% less than the Cam Newtons/Russell Wilsons of the world, something is askew.

  10. citpyrc says: Mar 10, 2016 10:37 AM

    He would probably be a big improvement over Manning. I can’t believe I just said that, but it’s true.

  11. mogogo1 says: Mar 10, 2016 10:38 AM

    Jets seem fine with him going. But the market has been set. They’re going to end up paying in the $18 million range for SOMEBODY unless they draft another QB. I’m not a huge Fitz guy but he had a good year last season so not sure beyond being cheap what the Jets’ problem with him is.

  12. kcchefs58 says: Mar 10, 2016 10:38 AM

    “The window is open to take Fitzpatrick from the Jets”

    LOL

  13. steelerben says: Mar 10, 2016 10:39 AM

    Fitzpatrick, Kaepernick, or Griffin. It doesn’t even seem like a difficult choice. Fitzpatrick isn’t a long term solution, but at least he isn’t a project.

  14. laces out says: Mar 10, 2016 10:39 AM

    assuming the Broncos trade for Bradford, what is Fitzpatrick’s market? He’s not guaranteed to be a starter anywhere else.

  15. js36js36 says: Mar 10, 2016 10:41 AM

    Fitzpatrick was the safest QB available this free agency…possibly even the best. I’m surprised he’s not locked up yet.

    He’d be an upgrade in Denver.

  16. TacomaHawk says: Mar 10, 2016 10:41 AM

    Well, they still have Geno, right?….

  17. MurdochMysteries says: Mar 10, 2016 10:42 AM

    As a Pats fan, i can’t tell you how happy i am to hear that 2 of our biggest rivals who FINALLY seemed to be getting their QB acts together (Broncos, Jets) are refusing to pay the necessary dough and watching it all slip away after one season!

    Now if someone could just take away Tyrod Taylor from the Bills, the circle would be complete!.

  18. realtruthteller100 says: Mar 10, 2016 10:42 AM

    if im the broncos i give him at least 5x what they offerred osweilr. ppl forget that fitzpatrick went to harvard while ozzie went to arizona state. tell me, which qb do u think is more elite? thought so

  19. In Teddy We Trust says: Mar 10, 2016 10:42 AM

    Other suitors could be concerned that any interest expressed in Fitzpatrick would be used as leverage with the Jets.
    _______

    Why would that concern anybody? Are they worried that another NFL team might have to pay one of their players more than they want to? How does that hurt another team that would be interested in him?

    “Well, we’d really like to go after Fitzpatrick, but if we make him an offer another team might have to spend a lot of money to top it. So let’s just stick with Trevor Siemian so we don’t accidentally hurt another team with which we’re competing.”

  20. rundmc3 says: Mar 10, 2016 10:44 AM

    Fitz just seems to fall assbackwards into starting jobs wherever he goes… Buf, Ten, HOu, NYJ….

  21. jessethegreat says: Mar 10, 2016 10:44 AM

    Give him 2 years 30 million, Denver. Then jets get Kap (his chosen destination) for a 3rd / 4th while chip picks up RG3 on the cheap.

  22. mongo3401 says: Mar 10, 2016 10:45 AM

    They can get EJ Manual in a trade:)

  23. 2ruefan says: Mar 10, 2016 10:45 AM

    Nobody is mentioning Christian Ponder..:-)

  24. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Mar 10, 2016 10:45 AM

    The Broncos should sign him ASAP to a Bradford like deal. Or at least sign him to a three year deal and try and develop another QB (who you end up keeping).

  25. routerunner says: Mar 10, 2016 10:45 AM

    Gee I’m so surprised that there isn’t a feeding frenzy to “steal” this guy and pay him above average starting QB money when he shoots you out of any game you ask him to win. Let’s get real, the guy is a career backup.

    Paying this guy high starter money is the type of move desperate franchises make. Spend the money elsewhere. If you need to have a sub-par QB, don’t make the mistake of paying him high dollar.

  26. gmen6820 says: Mar 10, 2016 10:46 AM

    The Jets showed real promise last year, so low-balling the best QB you’ve had in years is naturally the best way to take the next step forward…?

    I’m so glad I’m not a Jets fan.

  27. torebear says: Mar 10, 2016 10:47 AM

    Sounds like his agent is trying to drum up interest in the hopes of being able to show the Jets that someone wants him. However I think he has found very little interest.

  28. randygnyc says: Mar 10, 2016 10:47 AM

    Geno?!?!?! The Jets can always pursue Sanchez.

  29. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Mar 10, 2016 10:47 AM

    Fitzpatrick’s not good fit for Kubiak’s offense. He can’t make all the throws in that offense. Which will limit Denver, and they can’t count on lucky playoffs run two years in a row.

  30. joenash72 says: Mar 10, 2016 10:49 AM

    The Geno Smith Era beginsšŸ˜‰

  31. honkeyt says: Mar 10, 2016 10:51 AM

    Man, that Osweiler deal just made Fitz a few more million. This is getting comical, lol. Dude is about to get way over paid. He had a good year that could have netted him 12-14 mil but now he may bank over 18+. Crazy.

  32. billsbackto81 says: Mar 10, 2016 10:54 AM

    Should read: The window is open for Fitzpatrick to fleece another team.

  33. tim2200 says: Mar 10, 2016 10:57 AM

    Fitzpatrick showed what he is made of with his pathetic performance in the win and you’re in Buffalo game.
    Fitz is a backup QB.

  34. whatnojets says: Mar 10, 2016 10:58 AM

    What the hell are these clowns doing in New Jersey??? Wake-up! And start doing what you being paid to do!! For goodness sake……!!

  35. streetyson says: Mar 10, 2016 11:03 AM

    Whether you like him (I do) or not, that beard is a 1st-round HoF.

  36. doe22us says: Mar 10, 2016 11:05 AM

    It just takes a bad team or a desperate team to blow up the salary structure.. It happens time and time again.

  37. jetfan74 says: Mar 10, 2016 11:06 AM

    Let him walk and tell him to go pound sand while he’s at it. I’d rather keep Mo and start Petty than see another epic meltdown!! I smell a trade with Tampa for Glennon and Fitz will find himself unemployed or where he belongs, as a backup making less than what we offered. His inflated numbers last year are all because of the talent around him.

  38. rcali says: Mar 10, 2016 11:11 AM

    Well, he’s looking for that one last big contract and the Eagles and Texans are not helping the situation.

  39. jonathankrobinson424 says: Mar 10, 2016 11:22 AM

    …………..BUT he’s a Harvard grad.,,,doesn’t that count for something?……..

  40. barrywhererufrom says: Mar 10, 2016 11:23 AM

    I love the Jets. That being said it would be a huge mistake to sign Fitz to Osweiler money. Just because one team made a mistake doesn’t mean you have to it. Yes this is what the market dictates but I would rather trade a pick for a QB like Glennon then overpay Fitz and lose Wilkerson down the road. The only way that should happen is that Williams and Richardson become beasts. Otherwise Fitz thanks but no thanks!

  41. wingkchu says: Mar 10, 2016 11:26 AM

    I doubt that Broncos would want to deal with the same agent that screwed them with Osweiler deal. I doubt if Broncos would want Fitz unless they are really despite and would cough up the money to the same agent. May be they should just ask Peyton to unretire. Fitz without Chan Gailey just doesn’t do well, and not worth as much to other team then to the Jets.

  42. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Mar 10, 2016 11:27 AM

    The Broncos have already shown that you don’t need a game changing QB to win the Super Bowl. And no, Fitzpatrick is NOT getting Osweiler money anywhere. Osweiler is being paid on potential, everybody knows exactly what Fitzpatrick is.

    Denver can plug Fitzpatrick in for half what Osweiler got and keep chugging along with the same formula they won with last year while they develop a young QB.

    Throwing money at head cases like RGIII or Kaep is not the answer.

  43. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Mar 10, 2016 11:29 AM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Mar 10, 2016 10:47 AM
    Fitzpatrickā€™s not good fit for Kubiakā€™s offense. He canā€™t make all the throws in that offense. Which will limit Denver, and they canā€™t count on lucky playoffs run two years in a row.
    =====

    They just won the Super Bowl with a QB (actually, 2 qbs) who could barely make any of the throws.

    And what was “lucky” about their playoff run?

  44. mmack66 says: Mar 10, 2016 11:30 AM

    realtruthteller100 says:
    Mar 10, 2016 10:42 AM

    if im the broncos i give him at least 5x what they offerred osweilr. ppl forget that fitzpatrick went to harvard while ozzie went to arizona state. tell me, which qb do u think is more elite? thought so
    ———————–

    Elite quarterbacks don’t have jerseys from half a dozen teams hanging in their closet.

  45. mongo3401 says: Mar 10, 2016 11:34 AM

    Brandon Marshal had better like whoever the Nets decide to go with. If not? Man, his hands turn into stone and the moaning starts. I can’t believe Marshal has pulled the wool over so many peoples eyes.

    I can see them bringing in Griffith now if Fitz leaves. NY press will have a field day

  46. rawpowwa says: Mar 10, 2016 11:38 AM

    Smart decision by both parties. Fitz is a career borderline starter and his career is almost over. Let someone else get desperate.

  47. madderstork says: Mar 10, 2016 11:45 AM

    ryann252013 says:
    Mar 10, 2016 10:34 AM
    This guy is on a serious ego trip. His success last year was due to having Ivory and Powell in the backfield and throwing to one of the best wide receiver duos in NFL history.

    ===================================

    “One of the best wide receiver duos in NFL history…” Um, okay. Sure.

  48. bobnyjets says: Mar 10, 2016 11:47 AM

    I like Fitz and he did a good job last year. That being said he isn’t a $12-15 mil a year guy. He’s solid and a placeholder/mentor to someone who can win games for the Jets.

    That being said Denver is in bad shape right now so they may get a little crazy while they look for their next “guy”.

    And I know I’m in the minority here but I’d take Sanchez back if we don’t keep Fitz. I think the last couple of years have proven the problem with the Jets O was Ryan not Sanchez

  49. theuglitruth says: Mar 10, 2016 11:49 AM

    No thanks…everyone knows what he is. Better to take a younger QB with upside.

  50. schmitty2 says: Mar 10, 2016 11:54 AM

    The fact that a QB with 7 career starts (Osweiler) gets 18 mil a year and a an 11 year journeyman QB who up until last year as been mediocre on his best day and will probably command the same payday is a sad sign of how desperate teams are getting at the QB position.

  51. rtroy23 says: Mar 10, 2016 11:54 AM

    Honestly I’d call the Titans and see what they’d like for Mettanberger. Then I’d call Tampa and see what they’d like for Glennon.

  52. urmomsmyho says: Mar 10, 2016 11:54 AM

    One thing is clear, Big Mac knows what he is doing.
    Between him and Bowles, the Jets appear to be in good hands.

  53. mjd08501 says: Mar 10, 2016 11:58 AM

    I don’t think it would be wise for the Jets to overpay for Fitzpatrick, but keep in mind last year he had statistically one of the best seasons for a QB in Jets history, so the idea that he will be easily replaceable is easily refuted by the last 50 years of Jets QB history.

    I could see Fitzpatrick as a fit in San Francisco. He’s not gonna run around a lot but he has the functional mobility to handle the offense, plus Chip Kelly runs a spread system which is where Fitzpatrick has had his success with Gailey.

  54. mikeremmersisvonsturnstile says: Mar 10, 2016 11:59 AM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Mar 10, 2016 10:47 AM
    Fitzpatrickā€™s not good fit for Kubiakā€™s offense. He canā€™t make all the throws in that offense. Which will limit Denver, and they canā€™t count on lucky playoffs run two years in a row.
    —————–

    Right. Because Manning clearly made all the throws in that offense…oh wait…

  55. zeke2517 says: Mar 10, 2016 12:03 PM

    “The Jets need to suck it up and pay Fitz whatever he wants.”

    There’s this new thing called a salary cap. Perhaps you’ve heard of it.

  56. ohand16 says: Mar 10, 2016 12:04 PM

    Bills should see if they can get him on a 6 year deal…oh wait a minute

  57. kevpft says: Mar 10, 2016 12:04 PM

    Jets would be crazy to let him go. No one else available, in FA or the draft, is as good. Do they really want to start from scratch with Kaepernick or a rookie?

  58. nhpats says: Mar 10, 2016 12:46 PM

    jssebastian2014 says:
    Mar 10, 2016 10:37 AM
    The NFL needs to undergo a serious market correction soon to bring QB salaries back to more of a league reality.

    With QBs like Osweiler making 10% less than the Cam Newtons/Russell Wilsons of the world, something is askew.

    ————-

    Any QB who is not afraid to at least attempt to recover his own fumble deserves to earn more than Cam Newton. Expect him to go the way of RGIII.

  59. intrafinesse says: Mar 10, 2016 12:59 PM

    As a Jets fan I’ll be sad if he leaves. But if he wants insane money, let him go, and get a compensatory 3rd round draft pick.
    The Jets need to draft a QB anyway, either this year or next.
    Not necessarily a top pick, but value pick, like a QB that is a 2nd round prospect available in the 3rd round.

    Above all else, don’t reach for a QB that’s a marginal prospect.

  60. blynch67 says: Mar 10, 2016 1:25 PM

    Did anyone watch the last game of the season, where the Jets just had to beat Buffalo to clinc a playoff spot and Fitz threw three (3) INTs in the 4th quarter?

  61. 23chameleons says: Mar 10, 2016 2:01 PM

    If the Broncos, who started with little to no money under the cap, were willing to pay Osweiler $16m per, I think the Jets can scrape up the same money and pay Fitz. Do you REALLY trust Geno ? You’re drafting 20th, so unless you’re willing to go it with Geno and Connor Cook to go along with an aging #1 WR and RB, give up the $30-37m over the next 2 years and take a run at it. Even the Browns aren’t this stupid …

  62. browningsnagle says: Mar 10, 2016 2:25 PM

    Time to see what Bryce Petty can do for the Jets…

  63. steves11 says: Mar 10, 2016 2:44 PM

    Four words…..Mark Sanchez to Denver.

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