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 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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