Jets Revert To Ryan Fitzpatrick As Starter

What’s old is new again in New York. The Jets announced that Ryan Fitzpatrick will start for them in Week 12, leaving Bryce Petty to serve as his backup. Ryan Fitzpatrick (Vertical)

When asked why he made the decision, coach Todd Bowles explained that he’s doing it because Fitzpatrick is healthy again. Many Jets fans are probably groaning at this since Fitzpatrick is likely not in the picture for 2017 while Petty could be a useful piece for the future.

Petty had flashes of brilliance against the Rams in Week 10, including a 52-yard bomb to Robby Anderson. Ultimately, however, the Rams D ramped things up as the game went along and the game turned into a low-scoring affair for both sides. Case Keenum wound up losing his job to Jared Goff after that game and Petty has lost his grip on the starting role.

Recently, Jets GM Mike Maccagnan claimed that he has “no regrets” about re-signing Fitzpatrick, but we have our doubts given his major struggles this season. The Jets could theoretically keep Fitzpatrick around, but it’s much more likely that they’ll cut him loose and absorb a $5MM cap charge in 2017 as a result.

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  1. Chris

    What about the story about players revolt if petty Bryce is named starter

  2. frankthetank1985

    This is the reason I haven’t watched a game all year. They are a joke and I can’t be bothered wasting time on them. They need to stop messing around and find a franchise qb. It’s obvious fitz isn’t it. Why bother playin him at this point in the season. Try the young guys to see what u have. Worse case, they suck and u get a top 3 pick and get a real qb with that.


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