The New York Jets have traded out QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for RB and LB Terrance West and a 2018 third-round pick, a league source tells The MMQB.
Fitzpatrick was the Jets’ No. 1 quarterback for five years, posting a 10-3 record and a 4.7 yards-per-attempt average in those five seasons, including a 10th-place finish in 2013.
The Falcons added two first-round picks and a second-rounder from the Jets in the deal.
The Falcons are now looking to bolster their backfield with the 2018 draft and may target running back Devonta Freeman.
West and West Virginia’s DeAndre Washington were the Jets most productive offensive linemen last season.
West spent time on the bench last season with an ACL injury and the Jets promoted West to starting right tackle.
Washington was one of the top offensive linemen in the NFL last season, with a career passer rating of 143.6 and a whopping 9.3 sacks.
He has a career sack total of 14.
He had a career-high nine quarterback hurries and also led the team with six forced fumbles.
Favre had a very strong season in Atlanta.
The Jets had a league-best 11-4 record, including four straight victories, in which he threw for 1,849 yards and 13 touchdowns with 12 interceptions.
The 31-year-old finished the season with a passer rating (93.3) of 142.2.
He also led all NFL tight ends with 19 receptions for 256 yards and three touchdowns.