It looks like QB Geno Smith is about to get another chance as a starting quarterback in the NFL. The Jets announced earlier today that the former 2nd round draft pick will start on Sunday against the Ravens in place of QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Jets are 1-5 and Fitzpatrick has been absolutely abysmal this season, leading the league with 11 interceptions. He had a Jets record tying performance of 6 picks against the Chiefs in Week 3.
Smith, who's known for a strong arm and poor decision making, has started in 29 games in his NFL career. He has 27 TDs and 36 INTs, in addition to being sacked 75 times and losing 8 fumbles. It's hard to expect a drastic improvement with this change, as Smith is a pretty known commodity who never lived up to any expectations from a 2nd round draft pick.
The Jets obviously should have made this change much sooner. There was no reason to watch Fitz throw one interception after another in previous weeks. This team was going nowhere and Bowles should have made the change when the Gang Green still might have a chance to steer this season in the right direction. It's all pretty much lost now and if Geno struggles as well, and he most likely will, there should be no hesitation to go down the depth chart. We just might have something in QB Bryce Petty or rookie QB Christian Hackenberg.