Fitzpatrick has a little leverage Dan Leberfeld

For the people that say Ryan Fitzpatrick has no contract leverage because there are no other suitors, that might not be entirely accurate.

When you are a team’s best option at quarterback, in a quarterback-driven league, there is some leverage.

Also, I’ve heard that Fitzpatrick had his best season last year against a weak schedule.

Even if that is the case, do you think it’s a good idea to move on to a lesser quarterback, a younger quarterback, against a tougher schedule?

That doesn’t make a lot of sense.

The Jets need Fitzpatrick.

And fact that he’s their best option at quarterback, and they know it and he knows it, gives him some leverage.

Not a lot, but some.

Enough perhaps to increase the guarantee from $15 million, and bump it up a few million.

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