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Ryan Fitzpatrick

33-Year-Old Quarterback – Free Agent

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Talk about being in the right place at the right time. Heading to his fourth team in four years, little was expected from Fitzpatrick in New York as he figured to begin the season behind Geno Smith, b...

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2016 ADP:  183.55

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HT: 6' 2"   WT: 223   DOB: 11/24/1982  College: Harvard  DRAFTED: 7th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract


Ryan Fitzpatrick Contract Information:

Signed a two-year deal with the Texans in March of 2014.

May 29, 2016  –  Ryan Fitzpatrick News

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ESPN's Rich Cimini reports that the Jets have an offer that has been on the table for at least two months, which would include $12 million in the first year of the deal.

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Ryan Fitzpatrick NFL Stats
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  Passing Pass Distance Big Pass Games Rushing Fumbles
Year Age Team G Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ 300+ 350+ 400+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost
2008 25 14 221 372 59.4% 1905 8 9 5.1 - - - - - 60 304 5.1 2 - -
2009 26 10 127 227 55.9% 1422 9 10 6.3 15 4 - - - 31 141 4.5 1 - -
2010 27 Buf 13 255 441 57.8% 3000 23 15 6.8 35 8 2 1 0 40 269 6.7 0 8 5
2011 28 Buf 16 353 569 62.0% 3832 24 23 6.7 49 8 3 1 0 56 215 3.8 0 7 2
2012 29 Buf 16 306 505 60.6% 3400 24 16 6.7 44 7 2 1 0 48 197 4.1 1 8 6
2013 30 Ten 11 217 350 62.0% 2454 14 12 7.0 29 7 2 1 1 43 225 5.2 3 9 2
2014 31 Hou 12 197 312 63.1% 2483 17 8 8.0 38 8 1 1 0 50 184 3.7 2 5 1
2015 32 NYJ 16 335 562 59.6% 3905 31 15 6.9 53 9 1 1 0 60 270 4.5 2 5 2
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Ryan Fitzpatrick Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Passing Stats Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rating Yds/G TD% INT% Sacks In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
2008 25 14 10.7 10.8 10.8 70.0 136 2.2 2.4 - - - - 0 - -
2009 26 10 11.3 11.3 11.3 69.7 142 4.0 4.4 - 32 12 3 0 0 0
2010 27 Buf 13 18.4 18.4 18.4 81.8 231 5.2 3.4 24 62 4 1 7 4 1
2011 28 Buf 16 16.9 16.9 16.9 79.1 240 4.2 4.0 22 85 41 13 15 6 3
2012 29 Buf 16 16.1 16.1 16.1 83.3 213 4.8 3.2 30 65 20 11 4 1 1
2013 30 Ten 11 17.7 17.8 17.7 82.0 223 4.0 3.4 21 45 19 6 8 6 4
2014 31 Hou 12 16.5 16.5 16.5 95.3 207 5.4 2.6 21 41 14 9 7 4 3
2015 32 NYJ 16 20.0 20.0 20.0 88.0 244 5.5 2.7 19 78 33 11 8 4 0
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Ryan Fitzpatrick – Playing Time Overview

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Offensive Snaps in 2015

Ryan Fitzpatrick was on the field for 1046 of his team's snaps on offense in 2015.


Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Ryan Fitzpatrick was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Off ST
2013 613 0
2014 727 0
2015 1046 0
Ryan Fitzpatrick 2015 Game Log
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Week Opp Off ST Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5

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Ryan Fitzpatrick: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Fitzpatrick and his representatives have not held discussions with the Jets over re-signing with the team in several weeks, the New York Post reports.

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Fitzpatrick and the Jets are unlikely to reach agreement on a new contract before next week's NFL Draft,'s Ian Rapoport reports.

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Fitzpatrick and the Jets remain far apart on terms to a new contract, which could lead the team to address the quarterback position through the draft. That being said, Fitzpatrick is fresh off a career-best 3,905 passing yards and 31 touchdowns last season, and his long-standing relationship with offensive coordinator Chan Gailey could prove invaluable to the Jets' hopes of making the playoffs this season. As a result, Fitzpatrick and New York could still reach a contract agreement, but it appears he'll have to wait a bit longer if that indeed comes to fruition.
Fitzpatrick and the Jets are not close on a new contract, Newsday reports.

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Fitzpatrick is reportedly looking for a deal north of $16 million per season, while the Jets are potentially offering half that amount, which is why the stalemate continues. The Jets brought in Robert Griffin this past week, though he left without a contract offer. The Broncos were also potentially interested in Fitzpatrick, though the addition of Mark Sanchez may have killed that possibility. Fitzpatrick's fantasy potential for 2016 obviously hinges greatly on where he ends up, and he'll find it tough to end up on a team with better wideouts than what the Jets offer in Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker, or the Broncos with Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.
Fitzpatrick is expected to hit the open market because the quarterback and the Jets remain far apart on a potential new contract, reports.

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Fitzpatrick is expected to re-sign with the Jets, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Fitzpatrick (back) completed 16-of-37 passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns and three interceptions while adding two rushes for 12 yards Sunday against the Bills and ended the year with 3,905 passing yards along with 31 touchdown passes.

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Fitzpatrick (thumb/elbow/back) is active Sunday against the Bills.

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Despite a midseason benching, Fitzpatrick enjoyed arguably his finest season last year for the Texans, posting career highs in completion percentage (63.1), TD:INT ratio (17:8), passer rating (95.3) and YPA (7.96), with the last number nearly a full yard better than his previous high. Nonetheless, Fitzpatrick was traded to the Jets to compete with incumbent Geno Smith for the starting job. The more physically talented Smith was the favorite to win, but note that Fitzpatrick played for new offensive coordinator Chan Gailey in Buffalo from 2010-12. Moreover, when Smith suffered a broken jaw in August, the job was at least temporarily handed to Fitzpatrick. While the 32-year-old journeyman isn't elite in terms of arm strength, accuracy or size, he will have some strong weapons that give him some upside out of the gate. Brandon Marshall is the true No. 1 wide receiver the team didn't have last year, which should give both Eric Decker and 6-5 tight end Jace Amaro more room to work, while second-round pick Devin Smith adds a deep threat.


When the Texans signed Fitzpatrick to a two-year deal in March, the assumption was that he'd serve as the backup to a rookie quarterback. The Texans didn't take a quarterback (Tom Savage) until the end of the fourth round, however. Fitzpatrick will open the season as the Texans' starter and will likely start much or all of the 2014 season as a result. He's too turnover prone and struggles to average 7.0 YPA, but Fitzpatrick is an above average runner and might have QB2 potential if the Texans don't trade Andre Johnson before the season's start.


Fitzpatrickís talent level is merely average, but the Bills are committed to him, and he functions in an offense that does a good job of playing to his strengths. He throws way too many interceptions (38 in his last 29 games), but he also posted 6,832 yards over that span, which averages out to roughly 3,769 yards over 16 games. With solid numbers in passing touchdowns (47) and rushing yardage (484) categories as well over the last two years, Fitzpatrick is a useful depth choice and match-up starter, especially with the Buffalo offense not having much turnover since last season and Chan Gailey preferring a pass-oriented attack.


Fitzpatrickís play improved a great deal from 2009 to 2010, as he raised his quarterback rating from 69.7 to 81.8 while posting 23 passing touchdowns to 15 interceptions in 13 games. He also emerged as a surprisingly dangerous runner, taking off for 269 yards on just 40 attempts (6.7 yards per carry). Those are nice numbers, but itís tough to expect much improvement from the journeyman going forward. While wideout Steve Johnson had a breakout 1,073-yard, 10-touchdown season, Lee Evans had his second poor season in a row, and the teamís offensive line remains questionable. In addition, Fitzpatrickís unimpressive line and tendency to scramble make him a bit of an injury worry. He missed one game with a knee injury last year and missed a 2009 contest with an ankle injury. Still, in a Chan Gailey offense and with the starting role locked up, there's also cheap value to be had here. Update: Evans was traded in mid-August, so Fitz will be working with someone unheralded as his new No. 2 wideout, though it's worth noting he didn't seem to have great chemistry with Evans last season, anyway, not through lack of trying.


Bills coach Chan Gailey says that the race between Trent Edwards, Fitzpatrick and Brian Brohm for the starting quarterback job "is close," but even the three players don't know exactly where they stand heading into training camp. Gailey says he'd like to have a pecking order in place for training camp -- with the leader having the best shot to win the job while getting the most snaps, and then working down from there. Each player will have a chance to still move up and down during the preseason, but we'll have a better idea when the July training camp starts as to who has the best angle on the starting job. At this moment, only Gailey has an idea how he sees things playing out. Fitzpatrick is a smart quarterback (Harvard) who seems a lot better as a backup than in a starting role. Our gut feeling is he won't win the job, and even if we're wrong, there's not much fantasy value in an offense with only one proven receiver and a questionable offensive line.


Fitzpatrick signed with the Bills in February after seeing the most extensive action of his career filling in for an injured Carson Palmer last season, making 12 starts. He was mediocre as a starter, but won't need to fill that role in Buffalo. He'll back up starter Trent Edwards, and should be able to draw on his experiences from playing behind Marc Bulger and Palmer to help the young quarterback develop. He's a smart guy with a strong grasp of the position, so we don't see him having any difficulty in learning a new offense, but the only way he's seeing the field with any regularity in 2009 is with an injury to Edwards.


All signs point toward Fitzpatrick being the Bengals' top insurance plan if Carson Palmer gets hurt at any point in 2008. While he's probably not worth drafting in all but the deepest of leagues, the Harvard-graduate is a smart quarterback who would have a chance to post very respectable statistics with the number of offensive weapons in Cincinnati if something were to happen to Palmer.


Will once again compete for the #3 QB job with veteran Brock Berlin.


The unheralded rookie out of Harvard had a very eventful 2005 which included action in four games and three starts. He comes into 2006 having once again won the No. 3 QB job behind starter Marc Bulger and back-up Gus Ferotte. Of course that only means Fitzpatrick will be carrying around clipboards every Sunday instead of a remote control.