The first question that needs to be answered is whether Ryan Fitzpatrick is worth $10 million or more per season. In the real world, it's an easy one: no. He's an NFL quarterback, not a world leader. He hasn't cured cancer. He didn't solve the national oil crisis or prevent global warming.
Now that we have things in perspective, let's draw a conclusion within the parameters of the world in which he exists. Fitzpatrick is 15th in yards passing per game, fourth in completion percentage, fifth in touchdown passes, seventh in interceptions and seventh in passer rating among quarterbacks who have thrown 100 passes or more this season.
Fitzpatrick is on pace for more than 3,938 yards and 32 touchdowns. Drew Brees and Peyton Manning were the only quarterbacks in the NFL who threw for more than 3,900 yards and 32 touchdowns last season. Tom Brady threw for exactly 3,900 yards and 36 touchdowns. Aaron Rogers threw for 3,922 yards and 28 TDs.
I'm not suggesting Fitzpatrick is an elite quar...