Recently acquired New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will not be ready for the team’s quarterback competition until training camp.
Ryan Fitzpatrick will be one of the signal-callers competing for the New York Jets’ starting quarterback position this offseason.
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However, he is going to be off to a late start.
According to Jets General Manager Mike Maccagnan, Ryan Fitzpatrick will be among those competing for the starting job in New York, but he will be out until training camp as he continues to recover from a broken leg suffered last year.
“We’re projecting [Fitzpatrick] to be back ready to go for training camp,” Maccagnan said, via Darryl Slater of NJ.com.
“He’ll be involved in some of the offseason stuff, OTAs. But again, [we are] taking it into consideration, too, the rehabilitation for his injuries. He may be limited to a certain degree in the OTAs, so I think Geno and Matt [Simms] will definitely get more reps, probably. Ryan will be involved also through the offseason program, but again, somewhat limited because of the rehabilitation from the injury.”
The timetable makes sense.
The broken leg for Fitzpatrick occured in mid-December, so he is still on the initial timeline.
Whether Fitzpatrick will be able to win the starting job over the likes of Geno Smith remains to be seen.
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