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It is time for Ryan Fitzpatrick to step up with the Jets

Oct 23, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) looks to pass the ball during the second half at MetLife Stadium. The Jets defeated the Ravens 24-16. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 23, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) looks to pass the ball during the second half at MetLife Stadium. The Jets defeated the Ravens 24-16. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
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It’s time for the New York Jets to make 2016 something worth remembering. It all comes down to quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick stepping up once and for all.

Now with Geno Smith gone for the year, it is time for Ryan Fitzpatrick to take advantage of this second opportunity and lead the New York Jets to overcome their struggles. Sunday was supposed to be a celebration for the Jets for their win against the Baltimore Ravens. It didn’t turn out to be the case.

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Fitzpatrick made some harsh comments after the game that surprised many. He took the spotlight away from his team and made it all about himself. He just needs to work hard now and continue to improve instead of being self-centered. It could be rough in losing a starting job but Fitzpatrick can’t let his emotions get the best of him.

He was underperforming these past few weeks and the Jets finally were fed up and made a change. His trip to the bench was short-lived and saw game time Sunday after Smith went down with a knee injury.

Fitzpatrick was playing much better in this game and he didn’t throw an interception. He made smart decisions under center and didn’t make any costly errors, which shows basic improvements.

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Due to his comments, it’s time Fitzpatrick steps up and delivers a great performance against the winless Browns. He needs to gain belief back and go out there and perform the way he is capable of.

Fitzpatrick must deliver consistently, week in, week out if he’s to keep this starting job. If he doesn’t perform this weekend, he could find himself back on the bench and not have another chance at starting again.

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Overall, Fitzpatrick needs to stop whining and just get the job done for himself and his team. If he needs to use this as motivation, I am all for it, but he needs to gain the belief back from everyone in the Jets organization.

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