Jets leave Ryan Fitzpatrick’s locker open while he rescues kid from tree
Ryan Fitzpatrick doesn’t have a contract with the Jets, but he still has a locker, in yet another sign that this summer’s most drawn-out negotiation is going to end positively.
According to Seth Walder of the New York Daily News, the quarterback’s old spot doesn’t have a nameplate over it, but is otherwise ready for him to move back in.
Wide receiver Brandon Marshall’s is only a few spots down, and he said it’s clearly there waiting for Fitzpatrick, and everyone knows it.
“I think the team, the coaches, people upstairs, guys in the locker room, everyone said it,” Marshall said. “It’s just the business side of things just trying to work itself out. Everyone said he makes us better having him on our team. So obviously there’s opportunity for him to come back.”
While Fitzpatrick and the team can’t agree on his value, he remains close to many of the players (who may or may not have protested his absence previously at OTAs).
“Yeah. He’s doing good,” Marshall said. “Yesterday one of his kids was stuck in a tree. So we were like Facetiming and he’s like, ‘Oh, I’ve got to get my kid. He’s stuck in a tree.’ He’s funny. His beard is back. Like literally, all the way back.”
Maybe he’s waiting to shave until his contract is settled, which could leave him looking Amish by the time training camp rolls around.