The Jets and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick continue to be locked in a stare down, more than eight days since the free-agency period opened. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, nothing is currently happening.
The Jets have offered Fitzpatrick backup money, and they’ve yet to increase the offer. The Broncos have shown interest, but not nearly enough to get anything done.
The logjam continues to be Colin Kaepernick. Until his situation is resolved in San Francisco, the other dominoes likely aren’t falling. And Fitzpatrick is one of the biggest dominoes left.
Fitzpatrick has spent the last four years with four different teams, but he had career highs last season in yards and touchdowns, with 3,905 and 31, respectively.
The Jets surely believe that Fitzpatrick won’t be signing elsewhere. It’s a gamble that could end up with the Jets using Geno Smith, Bryce Petty, or looking for someone else for 2016.