When Joe Namath was asked about the current quarterback situation for the New York Jets, he said that Geno Smith will be the starting quarterback in the 2016 and not Ryan Fitzpatrick and even if the Jets do re-sign Fitzpatrick, Smith will still be the starter for this upcoming season.
New York Jets starting tight end Kellen Davis recently underwent surgery due to a torn ligament in his right thumb; Davis, who played in all 16 games and started in nine last year for the Jets, is expected to make a full recovery in time for the start of training camp in July.
Even though they still have not resolved their quarterback situation and haven't re-signed Ryan Fitzpatrick yet, the New York Jets have not contacted the Los Angeles Rams in regards to Nick Foles, who wants to be traded out of town and the Rams are trying to get rid of him with the arrival of Jared Goff in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Muhammad Wilkerson has made it clear that he will be skipping the New York Jets minicamp later in the month, as he is in search of a long-term deal, whereas the Jets only want to pay Wilkerson the one-year franchise tender that he is currently unwilling to sign right now.
After months of being in a contractual standoff with the New York Jets, Ryan Fitzpatrick is reportedly willing to sign a one-year, $12 million deal with the team, however, the Jets aren't willing to sign him to that kind of deal and want him to take the three-year offer that's currently on the table.
The New York Jets reportedly have a three-year deal out for starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, one that would pay him an estimated $12 million in the first season of the deal; Fitzpatrick is still an unsigned free agent and has been in a contractual stand-off with the Jets ever since the start of the off-season.
Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker Skipping Jets’ OTA’s in Protest of Ryan Fitzpatrick Contract Situation
Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker are both reportedly skipping the New York Jets OTA's as a sign of protest against the team due to their current handling of the ongoing contract dispute between the Jets and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, as both Marshall and Decker want the free agent quarterback re-signed to a new deal and back with the team.
The New York Jets have reportedly set a May 24 deadline for them to get a contract done with their starting quarterback from last season, Ryan Fitzpatrick, as the two have been in a contractual standoff over the last two months with each side not budging on their stance.
Heading into the 2016 season, Matt Forte's goal in his first season with the New York Jets is to win a rushing title, as the closest he came to winning one in his career is back in the 2013 season when he finished second with 1,339 yards.
On Friday, the New York Jets officially signed outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins, who was their third round draft pick of the 2016 NFL Draft out of the University of Georgia; Jenkins was the 83rd overall selection of the draft.