New York Jets finally bench Fitzpatrick on MNF
The Jets have made the change. After Ryan Fitzpatrick threw his 11th interception on the season, killing off a 12 play drive with a turnover in the end zone, Geno
The Jets have made the change.
After Ryan Fitzpatrick threw his 11th interception on the season, killing off a 12 play drive with a turnover in the end zone, Geno Smith took the field.
The Jets were trailing Arizona, 28-3, in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s game, a scoreline and a season in dire enough straits for Todd Bowles to finally make the move.
Smith looked promising early on, completing his first three pass attempts, though nearly lost a fumble that was eventually recovered by the Jets.
But then, as fate would have, he was intercepted.
The team’s second round pick three years ago, Smith had not thrown a football in regular season competition since November 2015, when subbing for Fitzpatrick, who was injured in a game against Oakland.
Fitzpatrick finished Monday 16-of-31 for 174 yards, no scores, and a pick.
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