Ryan Fitzpatrick led the New York Jets to their greatest offensive season a year ago. It doesn’t matter. Right now, it’s Geno Smith‘s team.
It’s now incredibly July 18, ladies and gentlemen of the fanbase that is the New York Jets.
And we’re still here. We’re at a point in which Ryan Fitzpatrick – the man who led the Jets to 10 wins and the best offensive statistical output in franchise history a season ago – still remains unsigned.
What’s worse for those who love the phrase “FitzMagic” is that his dangerous weapon of a buddy, Brandon Marshall, recently provided a little insight into their relationship.
“I try to give support to the player, to Fitz, to Big Mo’, understanding what they’re going through because I’ve been through it, B-Marsh said, via Michael Rapoport’s Podcast.
I don’t know what’s going on. To be honest, me and Fitz talk everyday, all the time, but I texted him the last two weeks three times and there’s no response. The only thing that he can do to make this right is to say he was on vacation, I was out of the country. It’s not like him. It’s scaring me right now. It’s scaring me that my guy hasn’t texted me back.”
Whoa. That doesn’t sound good. I don’t care how much you’d love to spin it. Fitzpatrick’s been a guy who’s remained near and around the city all offseason, despite remaining unsigned.
Not returning his favorite wide receiver’s texts is a bit…interesting.
Enter Geno Smith. Enter “starting quarterback” Geno Smith. No matter how you view the second-round selection of John Idzik, he is, indeed, the Jets’ guy right now.
Therefore, analyzing his positives are necessary. We know Chan Gailey will use those positives and tailor his offense to better suit things, but we, the fans, need to remember them as well.
Earlier in the offseason we broke down the tempting positives and overwhelming negatives of Geno Smith. Today, we examine what Geno brings to the table that Fitz can never dream possible.
Let’s get on with it: