Why the Jets will trade Ryan Fitzpatrick to the Jets
New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has been one of the NFL’s most consistent passers since his rookie season in 2014.
He’s thrown for nearly 2,000 yards and nine touchdowns in each of the past four seasons.
And yet the Jets haven’t won a game in three years.
Here are five reasons why: 1.
Fitzpatrick’s numbers have declined Fitzpatrick has led the NFL in passer rating in each season since he joined the Jets in 2015.
Fitzpatrick has thrown for 2,832 yards, 17 touchdowns and five interceptions.
He also has rushed for 1,958 yards and 19 touchdowns.
The Jets have never won a playoff game.
Fitzpatrick is the only quarterback to have a better passer rating and rushing yardage than his numbers since 2014.
Fitzpatrick hasn’t been as good as his numbers suggest Fitzpatrick has improved his efficiency, but that hasn’t helped him in the standings.
Fitzpatrick needs to improve his pocket presence Fitzpatrick’s pocket presence has been the biggest issue for the Jets this season.
The team has allowed more than 300 passing yards in four straight games and has yet to win a game this season with Fitzpatrick under center.
The most recent example of Fitzpatrick’s woes came in Week 13, when the Jets were leading by 14 points when they suffered a late fumble recovery by New England’s Danny Amendola.
That was a big moment for Fitzpatrick because he had the ball for the entire third quarter and was able to get out of the pocket and get the Jets to the New England 28.
But the Patriots got the ball back quickly and had the field position to score the go-ahead touchdown with less than a minute remaining.
The loss left Fitzpatrick with a 7-9 record in four starts.
He had just two touchdowns through four games before the loss to the Patriots.
Fitzpatrick still isn’t a complete player Fitzpatrick isn’t one of just three quarterbacks to throw for over 3,000 passing yards and 11 touchdowns in his first four seasons, joining Peyton Manning and Drew Brees.
Fitzpatrick only has one season of experience as a starter under his belt, so it’s not clear that Fitzpatrick will be able to stay healthy.
He missed most of last season with a broken collarbone and missed four games with a hamstring injury.
He has also struggled with his accuracy and accuracy on throws into tight windows.
Fitzpatrick will need to do better to stay consistent and stay on track to stay in the quarterback room.
Fitzpatrick doesn’t have a proven backup plan Fitzpatrick hasn, and probably will, have to look to the future to see if he can be the answer in the Jets future.
If Fitzpatrick can’t keep up his efficiency and make plays in the pocket, he will be in trouble.
The question is whether the Jets can find a solution for him that will keep him healthy and keep him on the field.
Fitzpatrick isn�t the only player to struggle Fitzpatrick has struggled with injuries in each year of his career.
He suffered a shoulder injury in 2014 that required surgery, a shoulder surgery in 2015 and another injury in 2016 that required hip surgery.
Fitzpatrick didn’t play for the Texans in 2016 and hasn’t started for the Jaguars since they moved from Houston to Jacksonville in 2016.
Fitzpatrick won’t be able get the job done on offense without a backup plan.
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