As if the ongoing saga of the Jets and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick wasn’t depressing enough, now they’ve gone and ruined a perfectly good narrative.
Via Kimberley Martin of Newsday, Jets wide receiver Eric Decker told reporters that last week’s absence from OTAs was not in protest of the Jets signing his pal/quarterback.
“That’s not the reason why I wasn’t here,” Decker said. “I told coach where I was and what I was doing.”
He explained that he was simply taking some time with his family, and his wife had already shared the vacation photos on Instagram. But because of the bond between the veteran wideout and quarterback, and because there aren’t enough froths being whipped up in Jets camp otherwise, connecting the dots seemed like a reasonable thing to do.
It would have been more fun if Decker had been walking around the beach with a picket sign reading “No Fitz, No Peace,” but alas, now we have to return you to your previously scheduled staring contest between the free agent quarterback and management.