New York Jets coach Todd Bowles has announced that Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain the team’s starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens. This news comes after Fitzpatrick was replaced by Geno Smith in the fourth quarter of Monday’s primetime matchup against the Arizona Cardinals.
This year, after signing a $10 million one-year deal, Fitzpatrick has simply been pathetic. Through six games, the quarterback has a league-leading 11 interceptions and has recorded a meager 5 touchdowns. In fact, the thirty-three year old has only finished two games with a quarterback rating over 90.
The Jets currently sit in last place in the AFC East, with an unsightly 1-5 record; at this point, Fitzpatrick doesn’t look like he will be able to turn the team’s fortune around. In the meantime, Smith has publicly pleaded to get some playing time. However, when he finally got his opportunity versus the Cardinals, he fared no better than Fitzpatrick, throwing an interception in his only series.