As the New York Jets made a necessary change with their starting quarterback situation, expect to see Bryce Petty sooner than later with how the season is progressing.
Every single year with the New York Jets, their quarterback situation always seems to be a hot topic. So far this season, not a single person could have ever imagined things have gotten this bad with the Jets.
Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has more than likely seen his final appearance as a starter as head coach Todd Bowles made the bold decision to bench him. Of course, this move should have happened a few weeks ago but it’s better late than never.
Geno Smith has now been given the keys to run this offense and hopefully, bring a much-needed spark on offense. It won’t be easy but change is good, especially with the most important position on the team.
This will all end up going in either a good or even worse situation for the Jets. While Smith can finally play with a better supporting cast around him, there is no guarantee he’ll be ready to handle everything in stride.
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It was great to see Smith take some time away from the spotlight but let’s all not forget that a few years ago, he was a turnover-producing machine.
The Jets will more than likely give Smith at least the next three, maybe even four weeks to see how he handles being a starter again. Winning fixes everything and if Smith wants to continue starting, he’ll need to give the Jets a reason why he shouldn’t be demoted like Fitzpatrick.
Quarterback Bryce Petty so far, is doing well in rehabbing his shoulder. He might be ready to go in just another week or two which means Smith has to really prove his worth, otherwise, Petty could see action sooner than later.
It’s safe to say that Fitzpatrick will be gone after this season and there is a big question mark with Smith. If he does well, he’s playing for his next big contract either with the Jets or elsewhere. It’s important the Jets give Petty some starting time this season, especially if it’s considering a losing one where they can only hope he can be a future franchise quarterback. He’ll need this starting experience as he’ll undoubtedly be competing for such a position in the future.
Overall, the Jets chose to keep four quarterbacks on the final roster and well, it’s at a point that we’ll probably see all of them at some point. Injuries can happen and a demotion can occur faster than a New York minute as frustration continues to build. Petty isn’t ready to start just yet but Smith needs to play some lights-out football before he’ll head back to the bench again.