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.
The New York Jets on Monday picked up the fifth year option on All Pro defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson for the 2017 season; Richardson recorded five sacks in 11 games last year for the Jets in the 2015 season.
On Monday, the New York Jets declined the fifth year option for the 2017 season on oft-injured cornerback Dee Milliner; Milliner has only played in eight games since his rookie year in the 2013 season ever since being drafted in the first round of that year's draft.
The New York Jets continued to fill out their linebacker corps on Friday night when they selected Jordan Jenkins of Georgia in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
The New York Jets found their QB of the future on Friday night when they selected Penn State's Christian Hackenberg in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
The New York Jets chose OLB Darron Lee of Ohio State with the 20th overall selection of the 2016 NFL Draft, both a value and a need pick for Gang Green.