To Pay or Not To Pay Ryan Fitzpatrick: That is the Question

Coming off a season in which Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 3,905 yards, 31 touchdowns, and only 15 interceptions are the New York Jets and General Manager Mike Maccagnan crazy for possibly not bringing back the veteran quarterback?

As we all know, the NFL is a business and it is part of Mike Maccagnan's job to make sure that he does what is best financially for his football team. Maccagnan and Fitzpatrick's camp have been far apart in financial discussions because Maccagnan does not feel that Fitzpatrick is a long term option at quarterback for the Jets. I would also be remiss not to mention that the last time Ryan Fitzpatrick cashed in, it screwed his team over royally. The Buffalo Bills gave Fitzpatrick 24 million dollars guaranteed in a 59 million dollar contract, only for the team to win 8 out of 20 games and then release Fitzpatrick.

So maybe Maccagnan has a point. Fitzpatrick is 33 years old, not the age a GM is typically looking for in a long-term quarterback. By not giving in to Fitzpatrick's demands, Maccagnan may not be giving the Jets their best possible chance to win right now but he is certaintly better preparing the Jets for the future. The money Maccagnan saves by not paying Fitzpatrick can be used in multiple different ways including the possibility of resigning superstar defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson. The point I'm getting at here Jets fans is that you should let Maccagnan do his job. If he feels that the best thing for the Jets is to pay Fitz, then he should do so; if he feels the Jets are better off letting Fitz go then he will save the money. The fact of the matter is that Mike Maccagnan is the "king" and we are his "peasants". It is time to sit back relax and trust the man that sits in the throne that we kneel before.

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