After a full offseason of he-said, she-said, the Harvard man has finally inked his deal with the Jets for the upcoming season.
Finally: Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jets reach agreement on 1-year, $12 million, fully-guaranteed contract, sources tell ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 27, 2016
At age 33, Fitz has been sort of an average, journeyman quarterback in the NFL, but he had a huge season in 2015. Fitzpatrick put up career highs in touchdown passes with 31 and yards with 3,905. Not only did he put up a pretty solid fantasy season for himself, but he made Brandon Marshall into a legit WR1 and Eric Decker into a legit WR2 in fantasy terms. Not only does he have two reliable and playmaking wideouts, he also has a new toy in the backfield with Matt Forte, who will put up solid numbers as a mismatch coming out of the backfield. Those three guys were in serious fantasy jeopardy; however, a giant sigh of relief was just let out in the Meadowlands.
Check back for The Wolf’s fantasy breakdown on the signing and what it means for the Jets offensive weapons.