AFC East

New York Jets Make the Right Call Turning to Geno Smith

Geno Smith gets another chance to start at quarterback for the Jets. Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets sit at 1-5 in last place in the AFC East and one of the worst records in the NFL. If the Jets have any chance of making a playoff push the team needs to find a spark and a quarterback change could be in the works.

Ryan Fitzpatrick has been struggling ever since the Jets week two victory over the Buffalo Bills. On the season, Fitzpatrick has a 5 touchdown to 11 interception ratio and a 47.5 QBR.

Adam Schefter of ESPN tweeted that the Jets will be turning to Geno Smith this Sunday to hopefully provide a change to the Jets sluggish offense. Schefter shared the news this morning tweeting, “Jets plan to name Geno Smith their new starting QB today, per league sources.”

The will be Smith’s first start since since Dec. 28, 2014. Smith told told ESPN sideline reporter Lisa Salters he was “getting antsy” to get on the field and now Smith will be getting his opportunity.

Smith has had plenty of work with the current starters as he was the presumed starter in all off-season workouts while Fitzpatrick had his contract dispute. Jets fans may be tired of seeing Smith as the starter of its team, but the Smith has never had an extended period of time to work with the Jets current skill group.

Jets head coach Todd Bowles has not ruled out Bryce Petty or Christian Hackenberg from playing this season which makes this opportunity a huge chance for Smith to prove he can be the Jets starter for the rest of season. Smith is back in the spotlight of New York and this is a big chance to showcase he can be the answer at the Jets quarterback position.

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