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| Fitzpatrickís 2011 season mirrored that of the Bills as he started the season on a hot streak before cooling off considerably over the seasonís second half. He topped 25 fantasy points in each of his first three starts, throwing for 841 yards and 9 touchdowns in wins over the Chiefs, Raiders and Patriots. From that point on, it was mostly downhill with Fitzpatrick displaying the inconsistency that has plagued his career as he finished the season with a career-high and league-leading 24 interceptions. Rewarded with a $59-million, six-year contract extension after Week 6, his production plummeted with five games under 210 yards passing over his final ten weeks – a period in which he threw for 12 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. While injuries to running back Fred Jackson and at the wide receiver position were part of the problem, a substantial portion of the blame goes to Fitzpatrick whose accuracy got worse as the season progressed. While his season ended badly, Fitzpatrick still finished as the 11th ranked fantasy quarterback which was generally higher than predicted. Consider him an upper tier backup once again in 2012 (the Bills threw it 58% of the time in 2011) and move him down in leagues that penalize for turnovers given his propensity for throwing interceptions.
|Fitzpatrick officialy becomes a free agent -- Sat Feb 11 7:00 am --|
Jets void option for 2nd year
|Ryan Fitzpatrick officially is a free agent. Again.
The contract the quarterback signed with the Jets last July was voided Friday, making him eligible to hit the free-agent market March 9.
Fitzpatrick, who turned 34 in November, technically signed a two-year contract after a five-month holdout last offseason. But the deal contained language that allowed the Jets to void the deal five days after Super Bowl LI, essentially making it a one-year, $12-million contract. (Newsday.com)|
FF Today's Take: The Jets will take a $5 million hit against the salary cap. Fitzpatrick had a disastrous 2016 season throwing 17 interceptions and only 12 TDs in 14 games. The Jets are a quarterback needy team with Christian Hackenberg, Bryce Petty and Geno Smith currently on the roster. The may look to free agency for a veteran stopgap in 2017.