The New York Jets Quarterback saga continues as Ryan Fitzpatrick‘s home in New Jersey is now up for rent. The drama continues.
First Brandon Marshall couldn’t reach Ryan Fitzpatrick via text message and now his New Jersey home, located in Morris County, is now available for rent, via Darryl Slater of NJ.com. The New York Jets have quite the QB conundrum.
Just a friendly reminder that training camp opens for the Jets next Wednesday, and it seems inevitable that the Jets will be going into training camp with Geno Smith as the presumed starting QB.
The Jets have offered Fitzpatrick a three year contract worth $24 million, $12 million in 2016. Fitz declined to sign the contract offer.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that Fitzpatrick won’t sign with the Jets. It’s possible he wasn’t comfortable renewing his lease if he was unsure he would be a Jet this year.
It just adds another chapter to this crazy story of the Jets QB situation that has been messed up since day one.
Once the Jets made the trade for Fitzpatrick the Jets GM Mike Maccagnan should have offered Fitzpatrick an extension to be the backup Quarterback.
At the time they Fitz likely would’ve signed and the Jets would currently have a QB who threw 31 TD’s last year on the cheap. Which is obviously not the case.
Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg are not ready to take over the reigns as the starting QB. Ideally Fitz is the perfect bridge to one of the two.
Although as of now the Jets are banking on Geno Smith, to take a tremendous step forward in order to keep the Jets afloat for the foreseeable future.
Potentially it could have an effect on the locker room. If Fitz doesn’t return, Geno will have to begin to prove himself to win over his teammates.