After a dispute that left New York Jet's fans wondering and becoming impatient, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Jets front office have finally settled on a deal Wednesday, that brings him back tothe team just in time for the start of NFL training camp session.

Fitzpatrick stays a Jet for now

The deal that Fitzpatrick signed with the Jets, a one-year, $12 million contract, came as the Jets were concluding their first day of training camp. The contract also includes another $3 million in incentives, which could soon boost to $15 million in total value. The agreement between both parties ended a five month disputebetweenFitzpatrick and the Jets in which he wasn't agreeing to the deals the team were placing in front of him.

He didn't agree to the original choice, a three-year, $24 million contract, with a $16 million guarantee. With the Jets having only $9.1 million in cap space left, room will have to made to accommodate him now that he's back on the roster. Jets head coach Todd Bowles has maintained his decision that Fitzpatrick would be the starter if he was re-signed. With Fitzpatrick back, the Jets can focus on winning and playing well.

Key asset to the team

The Harvard-educated quarterbackwas traded to the Jets last year from the Houston Texansin exchange for a late round draft pick. The Jets are the sixth team he has played for in 16 seasons for the journeyman. He took over the role of the Jet's starting signal caller after starter Geno Smith had his jaw fracturedafter being punched by a teammate and outside linebacker IK Enemkpaliin an altercation while in the locker room.

Fitzpatrick had his best statistical yearin 2015, leading the Jets to a 10-6 record, his first winning season as a starting quarterback, and threw 335 completed passes and 3,905 passing yards, while also breaking the franchiserecord of passing touchdowns in a season with 31.The Jets came close to making the playoffs last year, but during week 17's game, also the season finale, against the Buffalo Bills, the Jets endured a collapse as Fitzpatrick threw three interceptions in the fourth quarter and they lost 22-17 and were eliminated.


With Fitzpatrick as the starter, the Jets have Smith in the second slot. Second year quarterback Bryce Petty and rookie Christian Hackenberg will be competing for the third slot. The team is stacked with key players like wide receiver Brandon Marshall and cornerback Darrelle Revis, so the Jets should do something good this upcoming season.

The Jets will have to improve in some key areas, but all in all, they look like a strong team.

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