Report: Jets offered Fitzpatrick 3-year deal, $12M in 1st year

Brad Penner / USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets offered Ryan Fitzpatrick a three-year contract with $12 million in the first year of the deal, sources told Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post.

New York made Fitzpatrick that offer in March, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, but the veteran quarterback remains a free agent.

Fitzpatrick started all 16 games for the Jets last season, throwing for 3,905 yards and 31 touchdowns against 15 interceptions.

Jets star wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker vocally lobbied the team to re-sign Fitzpatrick, to no avail so far.

If the two parties cannot agree upon terms ahead of the 2016 season, Geno Smith becomes the team's starting quarterback. New York also drafted quarterback Christian Hackenberg in the second round. He'll challenge Smith and Bryce Petty for the team's starting role.

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