OTA's are voluntary, I repeat OTA's are voluntary. Some in the media have been beating the conspiracy theory drum. Saying that Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall missed OTA workouts as a way of protesting Ryan Fitzpatrick's contract situation. Guess what? Both Decker and Marshall missed 3 voluntary workouts last week. They were both at the facility [...]
By Glenn Naughton Charles Robinson of Yahoo.com sent out a tweet earlier today divulging further details on the contract negotiations between the New York Jets and free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Jets' current offer is reportedly for a total of $24 million over three seasons. https://twitter.com/CharlesRobinson/status/737001035646926848 If correct, this answers the question many Jets [...]
By Glenn Naughton It's an unfortunate set of circumstances for Geno Smith, really. Here we are, months removed from the 2015 football season, anxiously awaiting the start of OTA's to hear about which players are impressing and which one aren't, then the on-field action gets overtaken by the business side of the game. At [...]
By Glenn Naughton Multiple media outlets, including Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post, are reporting that the New York Jets current offer to free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is a 3-year deal, with the first season being worth $12 million. https://twitter.com/MarkCannizzaro/status/736309454916997120 This is the closest thing we've seen to "concrete" evidence in regards [...]
The New York Jets have begun OTAs and there are some players of note aren't there (Nick Mangold, Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall). The workouts are voluntary so head coach Todd Bowles didn't seem too concerned and said he knew they wouldn't be there. Coach Bowles did give some injury updates on Wednesday. Here is [...]
By Glenn Naughton In an interesting twist in the team's contract negotiations with free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, multiple sources are reporting that Jets wide receiver Eric Decker is skipping voluntary workouts in protest. https://twitter.com/BrianCoz/status/735650682884247552 https://twitter.com/KimJonesSports/status/735651518251171840 After throwing a team-record 31 touchdowns last season, Fitzpatrick galvanized a previously divided locker room and won [...]
By Glenn Naughton At this point, we're all too familiar with the seemingly never-ending contract impasse between the New York Jets and free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. As one would expect, neither side has publicly discussed the terms of the deal in regards to what the team is offering, or what Fitzpatrick is demanding. [...]
Eric Decker was honored last week at the United Way of NYC's Gridiron Gala & received the award for Hometown Hero. We caught up with "Folk Hero" on the red carpet and briefly discussed his thoughts about the offseason, and his support for his teammate.