AP source: Jets re-sign QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to 1-year deal
FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2016, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y. The New York Jets are heading to training camp with their expected starting quarterback still unsigned. Locked for months in a contract stalemate that remains uncertain to be resolved, Fitzpatrick is still waiting for a new deal. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)
NEW YORK (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Jets have re-signed Ryan Fitzpatrick to a one-year deal worth $12 million, ending months of speculation and uncertainty surrounding the team's quarterback spot.
Fitzpatrick set the franchise record with a career-high 31 touchdown passes last season while helping lead the Jets on a playoff push in Todd Bowles' first season as coach.
The deal was reached Wednesday night, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the signing.
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The well-traveled 33-year-old veteran appeared to be a certainty to re-sign in the weeks leading to the start of free agency, but Fitzpatrick and the Jets became locked in a contract stalemate over financial terms.
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