The New York Jets continue to embarrass themselves on a weekly basis. Even with the worst starting quarterback in the NFL, they continue to be delusional in sticking with Ryan Fitzpatrick.
On Sunday, the New York Jets lost what can only be described as an embarrassment of a game. The franchise is headed into a very dark and unstable place as it’s apparent that locker room issues are now becoming the norm. Defensive ends Sheldon Richardson and Muhammad Wilkerson were benched for the first quarter with no explanations why. All that was said throughout the game was it was a “coach decision” which again, screams dysfunction behind closed doors.
Wide receiver Brandon Marshall and Ryan Fitzpatrick got into it right on the sideline for the football world to see. Of course, it was downplayed but at the end of the day, the players, coaches, and fans across the globe are as frustrated as they come from how this team has been playing. Nothing, however, is as infuriating as the loyalty head coach Todd Bowles has with sticking with Fitzpatrick.
As per Rich Cimini of ESPN, Bowles said in his post-game conference that Fitzpatrick will remain as his starting quarterback. It was a refreshing sight to see quarterback Bryce Petty finally get a few reps in as a starter when Fitzpatrick went down with a knee injury. It was a nightmare of a sight, however, to see Petty pulled for Fitzpatrick to return and continue being abysmal.
Doing the exact same thing over and over again while expecting different results is the definition of insanity. Fitzpatrick threw not one but two interceptions against the Miami Dolphins. Of course, the Jets lost this game as there is nothing really to smile or get excited about when watching this team.
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The Jets are not competitive and even though they have a young quarterback that is anxious and excited to prove his worth, they continue to be delusional. Fitzpatrick isn’t going to magically turn things around and make a run at the NFL Playoffs. Any other team would have benched him by now as he leads the NFL in interceptions at 13. They have nothing to lose in demoting him and giving Petty some valuable reps as a starter since who knows, maybe he can make fans want to watch football games again.
Overall, things continue to get even worse for this franchise. A quarterback change would bring some life on offense and above all else, bring a new dimension. The Jets can’t score touchdowns but want to keep Fitzpatrick in as a starter that clearly, isn’t getting the job done. This is insanity at its finest.