Jets Rumors & News

  • Still unsigned, Ryan Fitzpatrick is golfing as camp approaches

    Pro Football Talk "Free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick remains unsigned as NFL training camps begin to open, and when last we heard about him he was declining to talk about his contract status. But Fitzpatrick will talk about golf, telling NBC he found teeing off at the American Century Championship “nerve..." July 23

  • Todd Bowles to name 'senior council' of players to lead Jets locker room

    Newark Star-Ledger "Todd Bowles quickly made an impact as the Jets' head coach in his first season last year, weathering a series of off-field issues to guide the Jets to a 10-6 finish, their best in five years. Year 1 of the Bowles Era in Florham Park was marked by discipline, accountability, and decisiveness. In..." July 23

  • Carson Palmer on the Jets-Ryan Fitzpatrick dispute: Pay the man

    ESPN "Ryan Fitzpatrick isn't commenting on his contract dispute with the New York Jets, but one of his BFFs -- Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer -- is talking. Not surprisingly, Palmer said the Jets should pay the man, claiming Fitzpatrick gives them "a legit shot." Presumably, he meant for..." July 22

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick’s 3 unhelpful words as Jets’ stalemate drags

    New York Post "Only the autograph seekers and playing partners provoked conversation from Jets unsigned quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick on the golf course Wednesday during a practice round for the American Century Championship. Embroiled in a contract stalemate with the Jets throughout the offseason, Fitzpatrick..." July 21

  • An Overwhelming Number Of People Don’t Think Kids Should Play Tackle Football

    Uproxx "The true toll that playing football takes on the brain has come into focus over the last several years. We’ve reached a point where even the NFL is saying that playing can cause irreparable brain damage (Tell the truth! Tell the truth!), so it’s clear that America will need to reckon with the..." July 20

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick's N.J. house is for rent, as Jets standoff drags on

    Newark Star-Ledger "With the Jets preparing to report to training camp next Wednesday, free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick's house in this posh Morris County suburb is available for rent. It is unclear why Fitzpatrick decided to not renew his lease. It doesn't neccesarily mean he won't re-sign with the Jets...." July 20

  • Report: Jets, Fitzpatrick have not talked in over a month

    Sportsnaut "It’s really starting to look like Geno Smith will be under center as the New York Jets' starting quarterback when training camp gets going in just over a week. As most of you likely already know, the Jets are in the midst of a contract stalemate with free-agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick...." July 20

  • Despite Rooney Rule, minority NFL coaches still aren't hired often enough

    Sporting News "The number of minority coaches and assistants in the NFL has flatlined to an incredibly low number, reports. In the past five years, 22 new coaches have been hired, with Todd Bowles being the only minority coach hired despite the parameters set by the Rooney Rule in 2003. Former NFL..." July 19

  • NFL reportedly won't keep track of PSI numbers with microchips in footballs

    CBS Sports "Even after two years of tedious debate over whether or not Tom Brady and the Patriots could have masterminded a plot to mildly deflate some footballs, the NFL does not plan to use microchips installed in footballs to track PSI numbers. The NFL is putting microchips in footballs, though. The..." July 19

  • Matt Forte on Bears exit: 'You're just a jersey number to them'

    Larry Brown Sports "Cordial breakups are apparently not the Chicago Bears’ forte. In a recent interview with, Jets running back Matt Forte discussed his departure from the Bears, the only NFL team he had ever played for. “At first you’re like, why wouldn’t they want a guy who does everything right,..." July 19

  • NFL teaches officials to rule all 'bang-bang' passes incomplete 'when in doubt'

    CBS Sports "Some good news in regards to the constantly confusing catch-rule emerged Monday: NFL officials finally received a simpler way to rule on passes that result in unclear outcomes. Some bad news, however, also surfaced: More incomplete passes might be coming this season. As ESPN's Kevin Seifert..." July 18

  • Brandon Marshall: I Don’t Know What’s Going On With Fitz, It’s Scary

    CBS New York "The New York Jets have had a somewhat tumultuous off season. From Muhammad Wilkerson’s franchise tag drama coming down to the wire last week to fellow defensive end Sheldon Richardson once again being suspended by the league, it’s fair to say that the team has had its fair share of drama. One..." July 18

  • Roger Goodell never called Mark Wahlberg to complain about 'Ballers', NFL spokesperson says

    USA Today "In an appearance on Mike & Mike last week, Mark Wahlberg claimed that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took time out of fighting with Tom Brady in court and the other things he does as the NFL Commissioner to call and complain about HBO’s Ballers, which uses a number of storylines from the league..." July 18

  • Why Jets' Geno Smith would be upgrade from Ryan Fitzpatrick, says Bart Scott

    Newark Star-Ledger "Two months ago, ex-Jets linebacker and current CBS analyst Bart Scott harshly criticized free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Among many other things, Scott said, "It's all downhill right now for Fitz." On Thursday, Scott clarified those comments, while explaining why Geno Smith could..." July 18

  • After long wait, Muhammad Wilkerson deal came together quickly

    Pro Football Talk "When the 4 p.m. deadline for franchise-tagged players to sign multi-year deals passed without word of an agreement between the Jets and defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson, no one was too surprised. There had not been many signs of progress over the course of the offseason and the popular..." July 17

  • Jets' Mo Wilkerson contract used Eagles' Fletcher Cox deal as framework "The Jets could've signed defensive Muhammad Wilkerson for much cheaper if they just locked him up last offseason. That much is clear. But since last offseason, contract values for defensive linemen have skyrocketed. And on Friday, just before the franchise tag deadline, the Jets gave Wilkerson..." July 16

  • Jets' Thompkins impressed by Geno Smith's professionalism

    The Score "As the clock ticks towards a potential deal between Ryan Fitzpatrick and the New York Jets, fellow quarterback Geno Smith is maturing. Smith, who lost his starting job to Fitzpatrick after infamously having his jaw broken due to an unpaid debt, has been taking first-team reps with the Jets..." July 16

  • Jets' Wilkerson likely to begin training camp on PUP list

    Elite Sports NY "Just because he’s now $86 million richer doesn’t mean Muhammad Wilkerson will suddenly be ready for New York Jets training camp. Muhammad Wilkerson is now $86 million richer after signing a term of five years with Mike Maccagnan and the New York Jets on Friday. This doesn’t mean magical..." July 16

  • Muhammad Wilkerson's Jets contract: What it means for Sheldon Richardson

    Newark Star-Ledger "Now that the Jets have given defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson a new five-year contract, we can begin examining the deal's implications. Remember, Wilkerson isn't the Jets' only talented young defensive lineman. They also have Leonard Williams and Sheldon Richardson. Williams was drafted..." July 16

  • Jets surprise with Wilkerson deal. Is Fitzpatrick next?

    ESPN "Wilkerson's deal should create more flexibility in the Fitzpatrick negotiations because it opens the possibility of a one-year deal. The Jets had only $3.4 million in cap space before the Wilkerson contract, but that should grow by a few million because they no longer have to carry his bloated..." July 16

  • Muhammad Wilkerson signs five-year deal with Jets "Muhammad Wilkerson has signed a long-term deal with the New York Jets, the team announced Friday. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports Wilkerson's new contract will pay him roughly $85 million over five years, a source said. Wilkerson confirmed the length of the contract in a video posted to..." July 15

  • Former NFL players suing Riddell need to understand their own guilt, too

    Sporting News "The customer is not always right, as those who work or have worked in the service industry know. Riddell Inc., America's largest football helmet distributor and official provider for the NFL from 1989-2014, is dealing with some unhappy customers who are both right and wrong. Former Pro Bowl..." July 15

  • Would Jets franchise tag Muhammad Wilkerson again in 2017?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The NFL's franchise tag deadline is approaching. By 4 p.m. Friday, if a franchise tagged player does not sign a long-term contract with his team, then he will essentially be forced to play 2016 on a one-year contract for the tag figure — and he cannot sign a long-term deal until after the season...." July 14

  • Calvin Pryor set to jump from potential bust to Pro Bowler

    New York Post "As the Jets get close to training camp, I am going to examine the roster and give you my top 25 players. Each weekday, we will reveal another person on the list, leading right into camp. I am not including rookies on this list because I do not feel it is possible to fully evaluate them before they..." July 14

  • Polian: Next NFL CBA will focus on commissioner power

    Sportsnaut "Roger Goodell has irked the NFLPA with his actions during this current term for the Collective Bargaining Agreement. While the agreement runs through 2021, issues are already popping up as hot topics for the upcoming NFL CBA, set to be negotiated in five years. Bill Polian suggests that the..." July 14

  • Report: Jets, Ryan Fitzpatrick have made 'no progress

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Jets are set to begin training camp in just over two weeks, and the starting quarterback that nearly led the team to a playoff berth last season is still a free agent. Brian Costello of the New York Post reports that the Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick have made “no progress” in their..." July 12

  • Study finds Patriots have the best fans, Jaguars the worst

    The Score "New England Patriots fans have something else to brag about. A study conducted by Emory University professor Michael Lewis has Patriots fans ranked as the best in the NFL, followed by the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, and Philadelphia Eagles. The results of the study..." July 12

  • At what point would Jets move on from Ryan Fitzpatrick?

    New York Post "With just over two weeks remaining before the Jets report to training camp, the team is no closer to deals with two of its most important players. The Jets remain at an impasse with free-agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and disgruntled defensive star Muhammad Wilkerson, on whom the team..." July 12

  • Why Jets will give Buster Skrine so much scrutiny

    New York Post "As the Jets get close to training camp, I am going to examine the roster and give you my top 25 players. Each weekday, we will reveal another person on the list, leading right into camp. I am not including rookies on this list because I do not feel it is possible to fully evaluate them before they..." July 12

  • Fantasy: 10 breakout candidates to target in your draft

    The Score "Every fantasy owner wants to discover the star player no one saw coming. It gives you bragging rights over the competition and puts you in position to make a run at the title. With only a few weeks left until players report to training camp, let’s take a look at this year’s breakout..." July 11

  • Jets, Muhammad Wilkerson still not talking contract, per source

    Newark Star-Ledger "The July 15 deadline for the Jets and defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson to come to terms on a long-term contract is a little more than a week away. According to a person with knowledge of the situation, the two sides are still not talking. That person, who spoke to NJ Advance Media on condition..." July 08

  • Jets, Muhammad Wilkerson still not talking contract

    Newark Star-Ledger "The July 15 deadline for the Jets and defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson to come to terms on a long-term contract is a little more than a week away. According to a person with knowledge of the situation, the two sides are still not talking. That person, who spoke to NJ Advance Media on condition..." July 07

  • The NFL's Catch Rule Got A Little More Complicated

    Deadspin "The NFL published its updated 2016 rulebook this week, and here’s a list of some of the bigger changes. But c’mon, we all want to see what the ever-evolving, always-baffling catch rule looks like now, so we can pretend we have any idea what we’re talking about when there’s a catch..." July 07

  • Why Quincy Enunwa is now an indispensable Jet

    New York Post "As the Jets get close to training camp, I am going to examine the roster and give you my top 25 players. Each weekday, we will reveal another person on the list, leading right into camp. I am not including rookies on this list because I do not feel it is possible to fully evaluate them before they..." July 05

  • What If Geno Is The Answer?

    Gang Green Nation "With the Ryan Fitzpatrick situation in a stalemate, and very little on the open market, it is absolutely conceivable that the New York Jets will be starting Geno Smith at quarterback this season. Now that may send chills down your spine, and I guarantee some fans will throw the towel in before the..." July 05

  • How does Jets wide receiver core stack up vs. rest of NFL?

    USA Today "With training camp right around the corner, it is time to take a look how the Jets roster is stacking up compared to the rest of the league. Let’s kick things off with arguably their strongest group: the wide receivers. Jets WR roster: Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Kenbrell Thompkins, Devin..." July 05

  • Jets' Skrine welcomes larger role

    The Score "New York Jets cornerback Buster Skrine is likely to face more targets in 2016, a proposition that he's actively welcoming. Skrine is slated to start within the Jets' base defense after Antonio Cromartie was released in February. Playing alongside Darrelle Revis, Skrine will likely be picked on..." July 03

  • Jets' McClendon disagrees with comparisons to 'monster' Harrison

    The Score "Steve McLendon may be taking Damon Harrison's spot on the New York Jets depth chart, but he doesn't see himself "taking over" for the big guy. McLendon was signed in free agency from the Pittsburgh Steelers after the Jets lost Harrison to the New York Giants, but he doesn't see much connection..." July 03

  • Wilkerson appears unlikely to show for start of Jets’ camp

    Pro Football Talk "When we last checked in on Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson, he was declining to say if he would show up at training camp. But with Wilkerson still unsigned as the calendar turns to July, it’s appearing less likely that he’ll be there. Darryl Slater of the Newark Star-Ledger writes..." July 03

  • Jets' Smith not sure when he'll return from ACL injury

    The Score "New York Jets wide receiver Devin Smith won't put a timeline on his recovery from a season-ending ACL injury. Smith, selected in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft, recorded nine receptions for 115 yards and a touchdown in 10 games before his knee injury cut his rookie season..." July 02

  • Forte still reeling after leaving Bears: 'Always just a jersey number'

    Pro Football Weekly "Loyalty in the NFL really has two strains: Loyalty between a franchise and a player, and loyalty between those in the locker room. Sometimes, despite their best wishes, time has a way of slowly detaching franchises from players that have given them wins, records and fans for their..." July 02

  • Sheldon Richardson “grateful” suspension wasn’t longer

    Pro Football Talk "Thursday was a day for handing out suspensions around the NFL, including a one-game ban to Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. Richardson was suspended as a result of last year’s arrest for evading police while driving 143 m.p.h. with a..." July 01

  • Report: Goodell earned $32M in 2015

    The Score "The NFL paid commissioner Roger Goodell $32 million for 2015, according to a tax filing obtained by Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal. Since the NFL changed its status from a non-profit to a profitable venture, this is the last year Goodell's salary will be on public record. " June 30

  • Sheldon Richardson suspended for Week 1 vs. Bengals

    SB Nation "New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson will miss the season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals after receiving a one-game suspension for violation of the league's personal conduct policy. Richardson, 25, pleaded guilty in January to resisting arrest stemming from a dangerous road..." June 30

  • How Much of an Impact Will Matt Forte's Receiving Skills Have for the Jets?

    Gang Green Nation "Since the Jets signed Matt Forte, I have thought the move was as much about adding a number three option to the passing game as it was about adding a number one back. The proof might be in the production of the man the Jets re-signed as the number two back behind Forte, Bilal Powell. Over a six..." June 28

  • Former NFL coach, defensive guru Buddy Ryan dies at age 82

    ESPN "Former NFL head coach and influential defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan has died, agent James Solano confirmed Tuesday. He was 82. Ryan, who coached in the NFL for 35 seasons, was known for building some of football's top defenses behind a relentlessness that focused on creating havoc on the..." June 28

  • NFL offseason arrests less frequent than years past

    Sportsnaut "Negative press dominates headlines, but the NFL is seeing a positive development when it comes to players getting arrested in the offseason. As detailed by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, only nine NFL players have been arrested this year since January 1, which is down from 13 last year, 21..." June 27

  • NFL owners haul in $222.6 million each for 2015 shared revenue

    Sportsnaut "The NFL, and its owners, just keep getting richer. In a report by Eben Novy-Williams of Bloomberg, the league divided up $7.1 billion in revenue, which is an increase of six percent from the previous year. ESPN’s Darren Rovell has done the math, and as we can see each NFL team owner received a..." June 27

  • Eric Decker tired of Fitzpatrick contract situation "The Ryan Fitzpatrick-saga continues to unfold painfully slowly in New York this offseason. Seemingly every Jets player is incessantly asked questions about how much they want the quarterback to return for a second season. During a one-on-one interview with NFL Media's Tiffany Blackmon -- airing..." June 23

  • Jets head coach Todd Bowles told Brandon Marshall to shed some weight

    Fox Sports "In a game of inches, every single pound matters. Especially for a 32-year-old wide receiver competing against defensive backs as many as 10 years younger with fresh legs. New York Jets veteran wideout Brandon Marshall is coming off one of his best seasons in which he caught 109 passes for 1,502..." June 21