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  1. He's unemployed on Memorial Day. I think it's far more likely that he has less value than you or he thinks he has.
  2. No, the bottom line is how much money he has in the bank. He does, absolutely get $12M the first year. Not 8, 12. How Fitz apparently sees himself is the reason he's currently unemployed. The Jets don't care how he sees himself, their concern -and rightly so- is how they see him. I don't understand why you're so concerned about Fitzpatrick's feelings. He's a smart guy, he recognizes that the NFL is a business, even if you don't. I certainly don't begrudge him trying to get every penny he can, but at the same time I see absolutely no reason for the Jets to up what is already the highest offer being made for his services. How he sees himself, how he feels, if he thinks he's being low-balled or insulted, not a word of that matters. The Jets have the best offer on the table, take it or leave it.
  3. Without seeing the offer it's hard to say, but I'd say it's likely that they're looking to spread some bonus money out over those three years to reduce the cap hit this year. And also, in exchange for that generous first year, they'd like him to stick around in the professional backup role to which he's more suited. It's a very good offer. More than anyone else is offering, by far. To pass on that for potential hypotheticals would be foolish.
  4. So your suggestion is that he passes on $12M to start this year to accept $6M or less to be a backup somewhere else, so that in 2017 he'll be in high demand and really cash in? How exactly does that work? He's coming off the best season of his career, and not another team in the league is interested in him. He's gonna be a hotter commodity after a year as a backup? The Jets are making it clear that they don't see Fitz as a starter, they see him as a stop-gap. And $12M for a year of stop-gapping is damn good money. A lot more than anyone else is offering, mostly because it's a lot more than he's worth. This is a high offer, and the Jets shouldn't budge from it. If Fitz would rather take a backup job or retire than take the Jets' $12M, let him.
  5. Basically. They're feeling a little pressure, and they're looking to put that pressure on Fitzpatrick and his agent - and rightly so. The Jets want the stability of Fitz, while simultaneously wanting to move on from Fitz as the starter ASAP. The $12M for year one is a fair offer, no matter what people incapable of looking past his raw stats last year are trying to sell. It's also more than anyone else is willing to offer. If he believes so strongly in himself, he could accept less guaranteed money and bigger incentives. But I'm guessing that somewhere in the back of his head he knows that he's unlikely to duplicate or surpass the best season of his career.
  6. So something like a $6M signing bonus with $6M a year in salaries, with them hoping/planning to cut his pay or cut him before the contract is done. More than I'd pay for him. A lot more. But not terrible.
  7. OTAs May 25th Tweets

    The Jets prefer Fitz over Geno provided that they can sign him at their number. It's not like they love Fitz and hate Geno, they simply like Fitz a certain number of dollars better than Geno. I also expect Fitz to sign, btw, but he'll be the one who has to acquiesce. I don't think the Jets are nearly as afraid to go into the season with Geno starting as many fans are. And if/when, it'll be interesting to see who the odd man out will be.
  8. Dee Milliner ~ ~ ~

    If Milliner has a career year -stays healthy, and locks down that #2 spot- what kind of contract do you offer him given his extensive injury history? I think I might allow myself to get outbid.
  9. I'm honestly only trying to be helpful here... the phrase is all intents and purposes. You're welcome.
  10. Kirwan on Fitz

    If you decide to read it, know that it will take less than a minute of your time.
  11. Kirwan on Fitz

    That said, a sixth grader could've written this "article." There's no evidence that he watched a second of film on Fitz, or even a YouTube video. He read some stats and regurgitated them in a friendly way. Misguided JN members can put together better pro-Fitz arguments.
  12. Kirwan on Fitz

    I have no idea why Kirwan hasn't held a job in the NFL for nearly 20 years. None.
  13. What was projected doesn't matter. It was projected to be easy, turned out to be the easiest. This years is projected to be significantly more difficult, and we'll see how it plays out. Like I said, though, it's highly unlikely that the team will wind up with the easiest schedule in the league two years in a row.
  14. I guess I should have dropped this here: Decker and Fitzpatrick are best buds. He's supporting his friend as much, or probably more, than he's supporting his QB. This is a non-issue. Here's an article from USA Today: http://jetswire.usatoday.com/2016/05/17/eric-decker-believes-jets-offense-can-have-same-success-with-geno-smith/ How many threads do we need on this nothing?
  15. Decker and Fitzpatrick are best buds. He's supporting his friend as much, or probably more, than he's supporting his QB. This is a non-issue. Here's an article from USA Today: http://jetswire.usatoday.com/2016/05/17/eric-decker-believes-jets-offense-can-have-same-success-with-geno-smith/