New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain the team’s starter, and there hasn’t been much thought about a change, head coach Todd Bowles said Monday.
“When we meet every Monday, our discussion involves who starts at every position,” he told reporters. “We’ll discuss everything we’re doing Monday like we always do.”
The Jets, who started off the season 4–1, now sit on the playoff bubble at 5–5. Fitzpatrick has thrown for 5 touchdowns to go along with four interceptions over the past two games.
Smith, a second-round draft choice of the Jets in 2013, is the team’s other option. He played 14 games in 2014, completing 59.7% of his passes for 13 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. It was a step up from his rookie year, when he threw for 12 scores, with 21 interceptions.
He saw action in relief of an injured Fitzpatrick in Week 8, competing 27 of 45 for 265 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in a loss to the Raiders.
Kickoff between the Jets and Dolphins is set for a 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.
- Kenny Ducey