Todd Bowles confirms Jets’ QB for next week

After Monday night’s performance, the Jets’ quarterback position looked up in the air.

Until head coach Todd Bowles brought it back down to earth.

“Fitz will be back next week,” Bowles confirmed after the 28-3 loss to Arizona.

Fitzpatrick didn’t look like a starter, throwing his 11th interception of the season, a terrible pass in the end zone that killed an otherwise promising drive and confirmed once and for all that the Jets’ season is over and done.

Bowles pinned the failure of his offense on Fitzpatrick’s protection.

“It definitely wasn’t Fitz’s fault,” Bowles said. “He barely had any time to throw.”

Geno Smith was put into the game after pacing the sidelines all night, and looked good early, going 3-for-3, but was himself intercepted, by Tyrann Mathieu.

Smith hasn’t been shy about making it known that he believes himself starter material, telling ESPN’s Lisa Salters before Monday’s game that he was “getting antsy.”

Bowles’ announcement will only make him more so. Not to mention Jets fans.

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