Ryan Fitzpatrick would welcome a new deal to remain the quarterback of the Jets next season.
After a broken jaw took Geno Smith out in training camp it was the 33-year-old who stepped in to the starters role and has led the Jets to an 8-5 record on the reason. As the Jets push for the playoffs, Fitzpatrick has already set career highs in touchdowns with 25.
Fitzpatrick was viewed as a veteran who could take over for the Jets should Smith prove ineffective. What the Jets got was even more. With a weak free agent market for quarterbacks there could be numerous teams looking to sign Fitzpatrick as a stopgap option.
“Yeah, I’d love to be back,” Fitzpatrick said, via NJ.com, after practice on Tuesday about 2016 with the Jets.
The Jets look like a dramatically different team with Fitzpatrick under center and odds are they will not find a better option in free agency or the NFL Draft so bringing him back would be best for all parties involved.