Lunch with the New York Jets: Ryan Fitzpatrick ready to deliver


Enjoy your lunch today with some great reading material on the New York Jets. In this edition, articles on Geno Smith, how the Jets will do with Ryan Fitzpatrick under center and why the franchise as a whole continues to be a circus even after a wonderful off season. Enjoy!

Geno Smith’s jaw will heal, but he’ll have hard time recovering from this mess by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"Smith’s surgically repaired jaw will heal in six to 10 weeks, according to the Jets, but we may have seen the last of him as the Jets’ starter. It’s Ryan Fitzpatrick’s team now, and there’s no guarantee Smith will ever return to his old gig."

Inside Slant: With Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jets improved at QB by Kevin Seifert (ESPN)

"If Fitzpatrick is so skilled, it’s fair to ask, then why wasn’t he competing with Smith for the Jets’ starting job? The simple answer is that the organization was committed to finding out, once and for all, whether Smith is the long-term answer."

Fitzpatrick Steps Into Starting Role by Eric Allen (

"After acquiring Fitzpatrick from the Texans in March, the Jets took a cautious approach with the 11-year veteran this spring as he recovered from a broken leg. But Fitzpatrick, who completed 63.1% of his passes in 2014 with 17 TD and 8 INT, was full-go on Day 1 of training camp."

‘Smug’ Geno Smith goaded his sucker-puncher: witnesses by Sophia Rosenbaum (New York Post)

"“These guys were in each other’s face,” Clark said on ESPN’s radio show “Mike & Mike.” “Geno put his finger in his face and told the guy, ‘Well, you’re not going to do anything about it.’”"

Sad Jets reach new low with sucker punch by Steve Serby (New York Post)

"But long-suffering Jets fans have been forced to endure more wild and wacky episodes of dysfunction, outrageousness, mindlessness and amateur-hour silliness than fans of any other sports operation."

Jets Are a Franchise as Broken as Their Quarterback’s Jaw by William C. Rhoden (New York Times)

"For the Jets, a season that has not begun has been turned on its head. Before they have even played a game, people were again asking, why do bizarre things always happen to the Jets?"

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