After missing four plays with a left knee injury during today’s game against the Dolphins, and subsequently wearing a brace when he returned to action, Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will undergo an MRI on Monday to ascertain the extent of the damage, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com. If he can go, Fitzpatrick will remain New York’s starter when the club faces the Rams next Sunday.
Fitzpatrick’s poor 2016 season continued today against Miami, as the veteran signal-caller completed only 17 of 28 passes for 193 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. Those two picks brought his season total to 13, the highest total in the league. The Jets are reportedly not interested in keeping Fitzpatrick around past this season, and even though the club has virtually no chance of a postseason berth — only the Browns have a worse record in the AFC — they’re sticking by Fitzpatrick, presuming his health checks out.
New York, of course, had already benched Fitzpatrick once this season, but were forced to turn back to him when Geno Smith suffered a torn ACL. The Jets still have two age-25-or-younger quarterbacks on their roster in Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg, but neither will get the chance for regular snaps just yet. Petty did step in during Fitzpatrick’s brief absence today, and completed two passes for 19 yards.
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