Ryan Fitzpatrick somehow managed to have a stellar year last season for the Jets. It came as a shock to most. He threw for nearly 4,000 and 31 touchdowns. That was a career year for the 33-year old. Because of that performance, he was looking to cash in this offseason. He wanted a longterm deal, but the Jets haven’t been seeing it that way so the two have been at a stalemate all offseason.
On Wednesday, the two sides finally came to terms on a 1 year, $12 million fully guaranteed contract. This effectively means that Geno Smith is no longer the perceived future. But now that all of this is behind him, Fitzpatrick is just glad its over.
“It definitely was a long process,” Fitzpatrick said. “After coming to the realization that it wasn’t going to get done right away and that it was going to take some time, I tried my best to put it out of my mind and tried to live life normally. But it was hard with people coming up to me and asking about the contract, people texting me. It was hovering … looming over my head for five, six months. In the end, I’m happy the way it turned out.”