According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the New York Jets have acquired QB Ryan Fitzpatrick for a late-round conditional pick.
With the recent signing of Brandon Marshall, along with Eric Decker being added last season, it seemed that one of the positions the Jets were lacking in was QB, where Geno Smith has been less than stellar.
With QB Brian Hoyer signing with the Houston Texans, and the Jets reportedly looking for a veteran QB as the NY Daily News’ Manish Mehta reported, the deal makes sense.
This deal comes after the deals for Marshall and CB Darrelle Revis in what seems like a complete retooling for the Jets.
Fitzpatrick has strong ties to the Jets organization. Jets GM Mike Maccagnan was Houston’s director of college scouting when Fitzpatrick was acquired by the Texans. The 32-year-old has also worked with offensive coordinator Chan Gailey in 2011-12 when Gailey served as head coach for the Buffalo Bills.
Last season, Fitzpatrick had arguably the best of his career, throwing for 2,483 yards along with 17 touchdowns and eight interceptions.