Add Darrelle Revis to the bring-back-Ryan Fitzpatrick camp

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It appears everybody in the Jets organization wants to see quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick come back, with the possible exception of the salary cap guys and Geno Smith.

On Tuesday, star cornerback Darrelle Revis joined the parade of players lobbying for the veteran free agent’s return, which can’t hurt his bargaining position.

“Ryan is a big part of our success,” Revis said, via Darryl Slater of “He definitely is. He came here and he’s broken a bunch of records in the quarterback category. He was a big part of our offense. This [contract standoff] has been going on all offseason, and we’re waiting for him to come back.”

When asked if the Jets needed Fitzpatrick to return, Revis tried to sidestep, but it’s still clear how respected Fitzpatrick remains.

“I don’t make those decisions,” Revis said. “I definitely don’t. Those are not in my hands. We want him back, and we want to see him walk in this locker room.”

The Jets have tried to lock Fitzpatrick in at cut rates for years two and three of their three-year offer, presumably thinking he’d be a backup in the future. But without someone else trying to sign them, it’s hard for him to squeeze them into something resembling what he feels is his value after a strong season.

Of course, Revis is no stranger to the realities of the business, and how ugly things can get when one side thinks it’s worth a certain amount and the other side disagrees. But with every player who mentions Fitzpatrick’s name, it seems more and more obvious how awkward it will be for the team if he doesn’t eventually show up.

19 responses to “Add Darrelle Revis to the bring-back-Ryan Fitzpatrick camp

  1. maybe Revis should take a pay cut so they can sign Fitz?

    yeah didnt think so.

  2. If you look at all the comments by Jet players and read between the lines it states “Geno sux”.

    Why they drafted him so high I’ll never understand.

  3. Mevis yet again not getting it. His bloated contract as he fades off past 30, is a huge reason why they can’t afford Fitzpatrick on the market.

    Same with Brandon Marshall at 12 mil per and even Decker is overpaid.

    Classic Jets.

    And, now, they’ve alienated Geno Bust yet again.

  4. Of all the real cap experts, I still don’t understand why it is not explained that the Jets don’t have space to offer Fitz more. As for other teams, I don’t think there is one looking for a starter, just backups. What also impresses me a lot is that neither the Jets nor Fitz are whining to the media.

  5. Hey Revis, you do realize the Jets F.O. can’t pay everyone fair market value cuz of you, right?

    I am however surprised Roger doesn’t get his Jet fanboys running the league office a new rule that says Fitz has to sign for less than Fair Market Value. He fought in court for the right to do whatever he wants, no matter how unfair, so why not this>

  6. Did Fitzpatrick really set some Jets quarterback records?

    If so, that’s the saddest thing ever.

  7. Mo Wilkerson doesn’t want Fitz to get paid more. They got a real problem with these two guys. It won’t end the way they want.

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