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Jets must stop blind loyalty to Ryan Fitzpatrick

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Oct 2, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) gets hit by Seattle Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark (55) in the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 2, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) gets hit by Seattle Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark (55) in the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports /
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The New York Jets must stop their blind loyalty to a journeyman quarterback who clearly, got paid top dollar for his potential but is nowhere near living up to his contract.

The New York Jets lost their consecutive game of the season to the Seattle Seahawks which now has them at 1-3 on the year. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick once again put up a dud of a game, yet, he still got to play towards the end despite being frazzled.

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It’s clear that at this point in time, Fitzpatrick is not getting the job done. Against the Seahawks, Fitzpatrick totaled 261 passing yards, 23 completions, one touchdown, and three interceptions. That’s right, in the past two weeks Fitzpatrick has combined for nine whopping interceptions.

The truth of the matter is, Fitzpatrick is not getting the job done. Yes, the Jets are just 1-3 now but they’re already in the bottom of the AFC East. The fact that Fitzpatrick was still kept inside both meltdowns in Kansas City and now at home speaks volumes that the Jets are too committed in him.

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It’s easy to see why since they invested $12M into him to be their starter this season to finish what he started last year. Now that he’s been playing terribly, the Jets need to logically look at the situation at hand.

Surely, if they decided to go with Geno Smith or even Bryce Petty if he’s healthy enough to start, it would look like a foolish move considering they didn’t pay Fitzpatrick to ride the bench.

But at the end of the day, it’s not about loyalty to a struggling player because of an overpaid contract. It’s about putting your team in the best position to win football games.

Surely, not all the blame should land on the shoulders of Fitzpatrick these past two weeks but it’s not like he’s playing perfect football. He lacks arm strength, focus, and execution in the grand scheme of things. He was and will continue being the reason why the Jets lose football games.

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Overall, it’s time the Jets highly consider seeing what they can do with another option under center. The Jets won’t win football games with him continuing to be a turnover machine.

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