Jay Fiedler (born December 29, 1971) was an American football quarterback for the NFL's New York Jets after spending several seasons as starter for the Miami Dolphins. He was born on Long Island in Oceanside, New York.
An alumnus of Dartmouth College, Fiedler had stints with the Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars before finding steady work with the Dolphins beginning in 2000.
Among active quarterbacks in the NFL, Fiedler owns the fifth-best starting record (minimum 25 starts) with a 37-23 record for a .617 winning percentage mark.
Fiedler signed with the Jets as an unrestricted free agent on March 11, 2005 as a backup quarterback to Chad Pennington. He suffered an injury on his right shoulder in a game on September 25 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and as a result, missed the rest of the season. Jay is one of the few Jewish players in the NFL.
Fiedler was released by the Jets on February 22, 2006.