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New York Jets: Ranking The Best Case QB Scenarios For 2016

3. Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB-FA)

  • 33-years old, 6’2”, 221 lbs.
  • 255th overall selection, 2005 (STL)
  • NFL Career: 43-61-1, 32,178 yards, 154 TD, 116 INT
  • Contract: N/A

The New York Jets franchise record holder for touchdown passes in a single-season is, now, Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Can you believe it? The career journeyman who’s bounced from squad to squad only needed one year to pass the likes of Joe Namth, Ken O’Brien and even Chad Pennington (yeah why not, let’s throw him into the mix as well).

Fluke? Who knows.

Of course Fitz is still a free agent. Right now the market is coming in loud and clear to him that the $15+ annual salary the Harvard grad is looking for is too rich for any organization’s blood.

But what about $9 or $10?

Nobody on this list would be in more command of the offense than Fitzpatrick. Furthermore, the Jets would build upon the momentum gained from molding the offense around him in 2015.

Chan Gailey, Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker will all still be there in 2016, and thanks to the market speaking so loudly, Maccagnan might get away with bringing the veteran back on a smart, risk-free, short-term deal.

The question is: Do the Jets possess a long-term solution on the roster to assume responsibility in a year or two when Fitz is, perhaps, done?

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