The New York Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick have ended their long standoff by agreeing to a contact which will put the veteran in green and white this year.
After an extremely dragged out process which stamped immense doubt on the New York Jets’ quarterback situation, they finally have their guy. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Gang Green has agreed to terms with Ryan Fitzpatrick on a one-year deal worth $12 million (all guaranteed).
Finally: Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jets reach agreement on 1-year, $12 million, fully-guaranteed contract, sources tell ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 27, 2016
The man who led the Jets to a 10-6 season last year will have $3 million in incentives on the table, allowing the deal to reach a grand total of $15 million.
Coming off a career year which saw the 33-year-old total 3,905 yards through the air with a single-season franchise record of 31 touchdowns, getting a deal done was imperative to maintain the cohesiveness he had with the offensive unit. However, there was skepticism as to whether the two sides would agree given the contract scale size of less qualified QBs throughout the league.
Well, a single year, “prove yourself, make some money, and win us some games” deal was exactly what the, now, unified sides had in mind.