Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports the Browns and Rams aren’t interested in free agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Both teams are reportedly considering the available quarterback options right now, but neither team appears to be willing to make the significant financial investment that Fitzpatrick is looking for.
According to Mehta, the Jets still want Fitzpatrick to be their starting quarterback in 2016 and view him as an “ideal bridge quarterback.” However, they don’t see him as a long-term solution and won’t overpay to have him back in New York next year.
This fits with what previous reports have said, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.
It’s been speculated that the new two-year, $36 million contract signed by Eagles QB Sam Bradford will likely impact contract talks between Fitzpatrick and the Jets.
Fitzpatrick, 32, played out the final year of his two-year, $7.5 million contract that included $4 million guaranteed and is now in position to secure a sizable raise in the coming days as one of the best quarterbacks in this year’s market.
In 2015, Fitzpatrick threw for 3,905 yards while completing 59.6 percent of his passes to go along with 31 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Pro Football Focus has Fitzpatrick rated as the No. 27 quarterback out of 37 qualifying players.
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