Some fans think their might be a media agenda in the coverage of the Ryan Fitzpatrick contract saga. These fans believe some in the media are on Fitzpatrick’s side because they like him personally.
“Fitz must be the most charming man in the world cause NY sports writers love him,” tweeted one fan at me.
“I don’t know him I just know press wants him to play,” tweeted another fan at me.
I can assure you that I have no personal agenda here.
I barely know Fitzpatrick.
That might sound strange to some people, but let me explain.
Yes, I attended most of his press briefings last year, but I’ve never had a one-on-one conversation with him in my life.
Yes, I was with the scores of reporters surrounding him at his locker when he addressed the press, but does that qualify as knowing someone?
That would be like being in the first few rows of a concert and claiming you know the singer.
So I have no relationship with Fitzpatrick. I just think he’s the Jets’ best option at quarterback this year, and the team should up their offer a little, not a lot, but a little. Get it closer to the Sam Bradford deal.
And watching the OTA practices this off-season, confirms he’s the best man for the job. He’s much more advanced than the Jets’ other signal-callers, and is better at going through his progressions.
None of this is personal.
I’m “just going by what I see” to use an old Bill Parcells’ quote.
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