After Ryan Fitzpatrick got off to an atrocious start this season, the Jets turned things back over to Smith who has mostly struggled since entering the league. Early on in Sunday’s game, Smith was sacked hard and fell awkwardly, leaving him with a major knee injury. The West Virginia product is slated for free agency this year and has likely played his last down as a member of the Jets.
Last year, Smith lost the majority of the season when a locker room fight with teammate IK Enemkpali left him with a broken jaw. Now, Smith’s season is over after less than one half of action.
It’s not immediately clear what the Jets will do at quarterback for the time being. Fitzpatrick looked capable when he was subbed into the game on Sunday, but the Jets already took the job away from him this month and they have reportedly decided against bringing him back for next season. The Jets may opt to see what they have in the younger Bryce Petty.
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