Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Ryan Fitzpatrick Has Been Great, But Brandon Marshall is the Jets' MVP

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Since the Jets lost four of five games to fall to 5-5 and the calls to replace Ryan Fitzpatrick started (oops!), the 33-year-old signal-caller has been nothing but outstanding in leading the Jets to five straight wins. Sure, he still can't challenge defenses down the field and makes a handful of truly ugly throws per game, but he's limited mistakes with just one interception in that span compared to 13 touchdowns. The Jets can live with his flaws if that continues.

Fitzpatrick has been great over the past month, and the Jets are obviously a confident football team with him at the helm. That much is undeniable. But now Fitzpatrick is garnering some MVP chatter when he isn't even the most valuable player on his own offense.

That honor belongs to wide receiver Brandon Marshall, another player the Jets traded a Day 3 pick for in the offseason. To say that general manager Mike Maccagnan hit a few home runs by trading a fifth-round pick for Marshall and what has now become a sixth-round pick for Fitzpatrick might be the understatement of the year. Their presence has completely transformed the Jets offense, but it's Marshall who has been the biggest difference-maker.

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