Q-and-A with Mike Macagnan on Fitzpatrick possibly retiring Dan Leberfeld

Q)Adam [Schefter] reported that Ryan Fitzpatrick might retire if the Jets don’t improve their offer. Are you concerned Ryan might retire?

Maccagnan: I will say this, and I’ve tried to be very consistent with this. We’re not going to comment, per se, on speculation with anything with any of our players that we’re currently in negotiations with. I would just leave it at that.

Q)Do you think Fitzpatrick could retire?

Maccagnan: Again, as I said, I’m not going to comment on any of that stuff. All our negotiations are with the player and the agent and we try to basically keep that between the two of us and not talk through the media in terms of weighing in on that.

Q)Would you prefer the other side didn’t negotiate though the media?

Maccagnan: Again, I think it’s been our policy with the agent and the player that we’re trying to conduct ourselves in a certain way and not negotiate this through the media. I don’t know how else I can phrase that, but at the end of the day, that’s kind of our policy.