The New York Jets opened training camp Wednesday without their starting quarterback.
He should be around for Day 2.
The Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick ended their stalemate Wednesday night, agreeing to a one-year deal worth a reported $12 million. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the deal includes $3 million in incentives.
In a phone interview with ESPN.com while waiting to take his physical Thursday morning, Fitzparick said he was glad to have this behind him and join his teammates at camp.
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“I'm happy with the outcome,” he said. “All along, all I wanted was a fair and reasonable deal. That's all I wanted. I think this worked out for both sides.”
Fitzpatrick, 33, came to the Jets last year on a one-year deal to serve as the backup to Miramar’s Geno Smith. After Smith broke his jaw in a locker room incident during the preseason, Fitzpatrick took over and guided the Jets to a surprising 10-6 record.
During that run, Fitzpatrick passed for a career-best 3,905 yards and set the franchise record with 31 touchdown passes.
The Jets, who will hold their first camp practice on Thursday, initially offered Fitzpatrick a three-year contract worth $24 million.
In other quarterback news, the Los Angeles Rams cut Nick Foles after the veteran had stayed away from the Rams after they used the top pick in the recent draft to take Cal’s Jared Goff.