The New York Jets are in a staring contest with their starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, and neither side appears ready to blink. The Jets are reportedly offering Fitzpatrick, who set a team record last year with 31 touchdown passes, a contract around three-years, $21 million. Fitzpatrick is looking for more, after leading the team to a 10-6 record and throwing for nearly 4,000 yards. As the Jets and Fitzpatrick each wait for the other side to change their stance, it appears the Jets are preparing to visit with a big name free agent quarterback:
Major QB development: former Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is scheduled to visit the NY Jets later today, league source tells ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2016
Griffin was the second overall pick by the Washington Redskins in 2012, a draft pick in which they traded up to make and gave the St. Louis Rams three first round picks and a second round choice in exchange. With huge expectations, Griffin entered the league and immediately appeared to be paying off for the Redskins. He threw for 3,200 yards with 20 touchdowns and 5 interceptions as a rookie, winning the Rookie of the Year award and earning a Pro Bowl berth.
Everything fell apart for Griffin after that as he dealt with injuries, benchings, development as a pocket passer, and more. He only played in 9 games in 2014, then did not make an appearance in 2015. The end of the RG3 era in Washington officially came last week when the team released him.