NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan says the team remains focused on trying to re-sign quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, although it also has contingency plans.
During a conference call Friday, Maccagnan called Fitzpatrick “a very good fit” for the Jets. While the GM wouldn’t go into detail about where the sides stand in negotiations, he said the Jets are “actively trying to facilitate a contract with him.”
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The Jets and Fitzpatrick have reportedly been millions of dollars apart in contract talks.
“At some point in time, hopefully we can find a middle ground we’re both happy with,” Maccagnan said.
The Jets brought in Robert Griffin III for a visit last week, something Maccagnan said was the team just doing its “due diligence.” Maccagnan added that Geno Smith is “definitely a possibility” to start if Fitzpatrick signs elsewhere.
Maccagnan also didn’t rule out the possibility of trading defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson, who received the franchise tag, but added, “It’s not something we’re actively pursuing.”
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