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The Jets Are Balking at Paying Ryan Fitzpatrick, Enter Colin Kaepernick or Robert Griffin III?

Ryan Fitzpatrick had a phenomenal season with the Jets – the best of his career. But he turns 34 in November, and the last time he had a great season, the Bills backed up the Brinks for the Harvard grad.

He crapped the bed.

The Jets clearly are playing hardball with Fitzpatrick, because this story just broke:

This is smart. I totally agree with the move … assuming there’s a backup plan. (That plan cannot involve Geno Smith.). The Jets have two very good receivers in Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker, will have a healthy Jace Amaro at tight end, and 2nd year receiver Devin Smith will stretch the field.

Couldn’t you plug in Colin Kaepernick or Robert Griffin III and see the same results? Or better? Remember, Fitzpatrick threw three interceptions (in the 4th quarter!) with the season on the line against the Bills in week 17.

As I argued with Brandon Marshall on national television: the Jets should look at someone else. Or have a quarterback competition. I’ve been bullish on RGIII for awhile.