Is Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick playing for his job? Apparently, not yet.
After Sunday’s latest loss, which featured no further turnovers from Fitzpatrick, coach Todd Bowles made it clear that he’s not considering a quarterback change.
“He played well,” Bowles said of Fitzpatrick, adding that the team will “examine everything.” Asked later if that means Bowles may make a quarterback change, Bowles said, “No.”
One reason for the hesitation could be the team’s lack of faith in No. 2 quarterback Geno Smith. With Bryce Petty injured and rookie Christian Hackenberg simply not ready, Fitzpatrick necessarily gets more leeway.
Soon, it may not matter who the quarterback is. At 1-4, the Jets don’t have much of a margin for error, if they hope to make it to the postseason.