Despite stalled negotiations and a visit from former Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, the New York Jets reiterated their desire to re-sign free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick as their starting signal caller.
"We feel we have a good situation here for Ryan, and he's a very good fit for us," Jets GM Mike Maccagnan told reporters on Friday. "Our goal is to get Ryan under contract."
Negotiations between the two sides had hit a stalemate after the Jets reportedly offered Fitzpatrick around $7 million annually while the 33-year-old journeyman and his representatives, perhaps inspired by Brock Osweiler and Chase Daniel's respective contracts, felt he was worth more.
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The Jets then added another wrinkle to the equation when RG3 made a visit to the organization's facility last week.
But on Friday, Maccagnan dismissed Griffin's visit as "more of a meet-and-greet."
"Robert Griffin was a player that we looked at, but our focus is to get something done with Ryan," Maccagnan stated.
With the quarterback market at a standstill, there may not be another team willing to grant Fitzpatrick the offer he is looking for.
"Eventually, hopefully, we find a middle ground at some point," Maccagnan said.