Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is willing to accept a one-year, $12 million deal from the New York Jets to end the stalemate over his contract, the New York Daily News reports.
The Daily News reported Thursday that the Jets are not interested in offering Fitzpatrick that deal for various reasons, including the large salary cap hit.
The Jets’ most recent offer to Fitzpatrick had reportedly been for $24 million over three years, which was too low for the quarterback’s liking after coming off a career-best season in which he set a Jets franchise record with 31 touchdown passes. Fitzpatrick said in May that he wants to return to the Jets, despite the lengthy contract negotiations.
The first year of New York’s three-year offer would have been worth $12 million, but the team had given no indication that it is willing to accept a short-term deal.
Fitzpatrick, 33, would resume the starting role over Geno Smith if he re-signs with the team.