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Ryan Fitzpatrick nominated for FedEx Air Player of the Week

New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick throws

New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick throws a pass in the first half of a game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 in East Rutherford, N.J. Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Ryan Fitzpatrick’s breakout performance earned the Jets a much-needed victory over the Giants on Sunday. But it also may earn the journey quarterback an award.

Fitzpatrick has been nominated for the FedEx Air Player of the Week award, along with Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers. FedEx will make a $2,000 donation to the American Red Cross in the winner’s name.

Fitzpatrick threw a season-high 390 yards (second-most in his career) and two touchdowns for a 107.9 passer rating in the Jets’ 23-20 overtime victory. With the win, Todd Bowles’ team improved to 7-5 and kept its wild-card playoff hopes alive in the AFC.

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