One of the stories of the offseason for the Jets has been the impasse with free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. For months, reports are that neither side was budging at all during contract negotiations. Gary Myers reports Fitzpatrick's demands have gotten a bit lower.
The Daily News has learned Fitzpatrick is prepared to end his contract stalemate by letting the Jets know he will take a one-year deal for $12 million guaranteed.
Manish Mehta says the Jets are still not interested in a deal like that, though.
The News has now learned that the Jets are not interested in giving Fitzpatrick a one-year, $12 million contract for myriad reasons.
Fitzpatrick's problem has always been the lack of an alternative. The Jets really don't have to move off their offer at all. They are the highest bidder. They are the only team willing to give Fitzpatrick a starting job. It's not like he's going to take less playing time and less money to spite the Jets.