Geno Smith Named Jets Starting Quarterback


After Head Coach Todd Bowles came out on Monday saying that the New York Jets would stick by Ryan Fitzpatrick, the team has undergone a change of heart with it seeming like Geno Smith will now be starting against the Baltimore Ravens.

After a 28-3 loss against the Arizona Cardinals, that put them at 1-5 on the season, Bowles came out saying “Smith played (the role of) a relief pitcher,” Bowles said. “Fitz will be back next week … It definitely wasn’t Fitz’s fault. He barely had any time to throw.”

After Fitzpatrick threw for 1,441 yards, five touchdowns and a league-worst 11 interceptions through six games, change was evident and the Jets seem to now be looking for change, opting to start Smith over Fitzpatrick.

Owner Woody Johnson spoke about the move to start Smith, saying “the coach made the decision and I back him 100%.”

Smith’s last start came in December of 2014 against the Miami Dolphins as he threw for a career high 335 yards, three touchdowns and a 158.3 passer rating.

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