Report: Jets in no rush to sign Ryan Fitzpatrick, eyeing Mike Glennon trade
The New York Jets know they need a quarterback, but they sound determined not to be the ones to cave in the Ryan Fitzpatrick saga.
According to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole, the Jets are in no rush to get a deal done with Fitzpatrick and continue to eye alternatives, including a trade for Tampa Bay’s Mike Glennon.
Cole reported Friday that the Jets’ current offer to Fitzpatrick remains a $7 million base salary, and they could be willing to go to $9 million with added incentives on top of that. Fitzpatrick continues to hold out for around $16 million.
If the impasse continues, Cole reported that the team is looking at trading for Glennon with an awareness that their in-house options are not sufficient. Bryce Petty is viewed as unready, and there is “little to no faith” that Geno Smith is the guy, despite the team’s public statements that they’re prepared to go with him if need be.
Whatever the case, the Jets know they need to do something. It’s clear that bringing Fitzpatrick back is their optimal solution, but they’re exploring trades as well. They’ve been linked to one other would-be backup in addition to Glennon.