EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 21: Quarterback Geno Smith #7 of the New York Jets looks on against the New England Patriots during a game at MetLife Stadium on December 21, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

In hopes of contending, the Jets just added a major piece to its roster

The AFC just got turned upside down.

Ryan Fitzpatrick has finally agreed to a return to the New York Jets.

Fitzpatrick, the veteran quarterback who broke the team's single-season touchdown record and was 103 yards from taking down Joe Namath's single-season passing yards record hasn't budged from his resistance to taking a reported three-year, $24 million deal.

With Fitzpatrick under center, the Jets had a one-year turnaround from 4-12 to 10-6, narrowly missing the playoffs.

Veteran Carson Palmer believes Fitzpatrick gives the Jets a "legit shot," and judging by the last ditch effort to re-sign the quarterback, it would appear the Jets feel the same way.

With Tom Brady facing a four-game suspension, Fitzpatrick and the Jets could get an early advantage over the Patriots in the AFC East just one year after barely missing the postseason.