Source: Ex-Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will visit Jets – ESPN

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Locked in a contract standoff with free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick, the New York Jets are exploring other quarterback options, and one of them is Robert Griffin III,

The former Washington Redskins starter-turned-backup is scheduled to visit the Jets on Friday, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported.

The Jets are performing due diligence and remained focused on re-signing Fitzpatrick, according to a league source.

Fitzpatrick and the Jets are far apart in negotiations. The Jets are believed to be offering between $7 million and $8 million per year, roughly half of what Fitzpatrick is seeking.

The Jets also have expressed interest in trading for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, but their interest never appeared serious.

They have only two quarterbacks under contract, former starter Geno Smith and second-year player Bryce Petty, who has no regular-season experience.

Fitzpatrick, who arrived last year in a trade with the Houston Texans, led the Jets to a 10-6 record and he set the franchise record with 31 touchdown passes. But he’s 33 years old and the team doesn’t see him as a long-term solution, which explains their hesitance in contract negotiations.

Griffin, once the face of the Washington franchise, was injured and fell out of favor with two different coaching staffs. He didn’t play last season and was released last week because his $16 million became guaranteed for 2016.

Source: Ex-Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will visit Jets – ESPN

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