Ryan Fitzpatrick is still holding out and there are reports that Fitzpatrick will not budge on his demands. Well today Woody Johnson told Bob Glauber of Newsday that there is no news regarding Fitzpatrick’s situation.
“No news,” Johnson said, via Bob Glauber of Newsday. “Until both sides come together, there’s no deal.”
Well one former player feels Ryan Fitzpatrick should not get another payday. Bart Scott ripped up Ryan Fitzpatrick in an interview with nj.com. This is what he said.
“Fitz don’t have a leg to stand on, man. He is who he is. You can have great teams and great records, but at this point, pretty much everybody knows who he is. He’s a quality guy. On another 20 teams in the league, he would be a backup. The only teams that he would start for are the teams that have bad quarterback situations. He’s a bridge guy, a glue guy.
“OK, he wants $15 [million] because [Brock] Osweiler [got big money from Houston]. But [Osweiler] hasn’t reached his ceiling yet. They’re paying for his potential, what he might be able to become. It’s all downhill right now for Fitz. They’re surrounding him with tremendous talent. You can’t get your feelings hurt. This is business. Whoever his agent is [Jimmy Sexton] has to understand that this is the market. He’s [Brian] Hoyer. That’s who you are. Accept it.
“You made a lot of money in this league [about $39 million total]. Now you can either try and play hardball and not have a team, [or have] a tremendous situation, to really change the trajectory of your career, so people can change the narrative about what they feel about Ryan Fitzpatrick as a quarterback. He has an opportunity to do that. But it ain’t about the money no more.
“All these people are tripping about money and respect. Man, come on, man. It’s a lot of people out there that are underpaid and there are a lot of people that are overpaid. You had your opportunity when you had your leverage in Buffalo [from 2009-12]. You got paid, you took advantage of it. You don’t get to cash in twice, bro. It’s only 32 jobs. If you don’t take it, somebody will. One thing I know about the NFL is they will turn the page and move on.”