Jets Rumors & News

  • Todd Bowles on Geno Smith: Teammates ‘don’t hate’ him

    Sportress of Blogitude "To say that New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles gave a less than ringing endorsement of new starting quarterback Geno Smith would be something of an understatement. Smith of course has been inserted as the starter of the Jets’ Week 7 match-up with the Baltimore Ravens in lieu of the profoundly..." October 20

  • The NFL is cracking down hard on illegal celebrations. Players and fans ask, why?

    Washington Post "Twerking? Don’t do it, Antonio Brown. Shooting a fake bow and arrow? No way, Josh Norman and Brandin Cooks. Taking off your helmet? Nope, Odell Beckham Jr. Shooting a jump shot over the crossbar? Forget about it, Vernon Davis. NFL officials are throwing penalty flags for illegal..." October 20

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick ‘disappointed’ in Todd Bowles’ decision to start Geno Smith at quarterback

    New York Daily News "Ryan Fitzpatrick stood at his locker in front of a large group of reporters and cameramen, just as he does every Wednesday. He answered questions as they came, just as he does every Wednesday. But it didn’t take long for Fitzpatrick and the rest of the Jets to be reminded that this Wednesday was..." October 20

  • It's 'possible' Jets play Bryce Petty, Christian Hackenberg this year, says Todd Bowles

    Newark Star-Ledger "Jets coach Todd Bowles on Tuesday left open all possibilities for his quarterback situation in the season's final 10 games, now that the Jets are off to a 1-5 start. Bowles said backup Geno Smith could start over Ryan Fitzpatrick on Sunday against the Ravens. Both players will be free agents..." October 19

  • Brandon Marshall: Great to see Geno “punch adversity in the face” "The New York Jets are back where they started. Geno Smith is the starter at quarterback and Ryan Fitzpatrick is the backup. This, of course, was Todd Bowles' initial plan last summer before IK Enemkpali shattered Smith's jaw with a sucker punch over a $600 plane ticket. It took 14 months for..." October 19

  • Jets name Geno Smith starting QB

    CBS Sports "Geno Smith be will the Jets' starting quarterback this week, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Even coach Todd Bowles has a breaking point, and apparently it came Monday night. After watching Ryan Fitzpatrick play some of the worst football we can remember -- including 11 interceptions and..." October 19

  • Jets owner: 'Very confident' with Bowles, Maccagnan "Despite a four-game spiral that has Jets fans clawing at their eyes, New York won't make any changes in leadership. Owner Woody Johnson told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport at the NFL Fall League Meeting in Houston on Wednesday that changes weren't coming to the team's leadership after a 1-5..." October 19

  • Sagging NFL TV ratings leave owners scrambling for answers

    USA Today "It’s an election year, silly. That wasn’t the entire company line, but the impact of the dramatic presidential election cycle was certainly a prevailing sentiment as NFL owners gathered Tuesday for their quarterly meeting and assessed the league's unusual and precipitous dip in TV..." October 19

  • Eric Decker may not be ready for start of 2017 season after surgery

    Larry Brown Sports "New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker is out for the remainder of the 2016 season, and there appears to be some doubt if he’ll even be ready to start 2017. The Jets announced that Decker, who was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury last week, underwent surgery on Tuesday for a..." October 19

  • Why Jets' Todd Bowles doesn't want to fire Chan Gailey right now

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Jets' offense is a joke right now. During their current four-game losing streak, which dropped them to 1-5, they have scored two real offensive touchdowns, plus one fluke fumble recovery. The Jets have been outscored 51-7 in the second half during this skid. They have scored three,..." October 19

  • Cardinals, Johnson run away from Jets

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- David Johnson ran the Arizona Cardinals back to the .500 mark. The second-year running back rushed for three touchdowns and 111 yards, and the Cardinals won their second straight, beating the sliding New York Jets 28-3 Monday night. Johnson, who carried 22 times,..." October 18

  • Eric Decker’s 2017 Season In Question

    Pro Football Rumors "Jets wide receiver Eric Decker underwent hip surgery today, according to a press release from the team. Once he’s off crutches, he’ll have to undergo a procedure on his shoulder. He’ll need six months to recover from the hip operation followed by eight months for his shoulder, though he’ll be..." October 18

  • Jets' Todd Bowles leaves door open for a potential quarterback change

    CBS Sports "Moments after the Jets' embarrassing loss to the Cardinals on Monday night, Todd Bowles committed himself to Ryan Fitzpatrick for yet another week, saying that Fitzpatrick would start against the Ravens on Sunday. A day later, Bowles backed down from that remark and left the door for a possible..." October 18

  • Brandon Marshall says he's reason Jets benched Ryan Fitzpatrick: 'It's my fault'

    Newark Star-Ledger "Ryan Fitzpatrick was downright dreadful Monday night. The Cardinals embarrassed the Jets' quarterback on national television. He was missing passes left, right and sideways. The offense had no rhythm with him under center. He threw for just 174 yards, completed only 51.6 percent of his..." October 18

  • Sean McDonough rips NFL officiating, blames it for ratings decline

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets did not exactly put on a great show Monday night, and the officiating didn’t help. Head official Jerome Boger and his crew threw a whopping 19 penalty flags, making the game — which was never close — extremely hard to watch. Ratings have been down across..." October 18

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick still Jets' starter after being pulled, Todd Bowles says

    ESPN "Despite a four-game losing streak and a disappearing offense, Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain the New York Jets' starting quarterback for at least another game. "Fitz will be back next week," coach Todd Bowles said after a 28-3 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Monday at University of Phoenix..." October 18

  • Jets to wear Dennis Byrd helmet decal

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets have moved quickly to honor defensive end Dennis Byrd, a former player who died on Saturday and whose career ended as a result of a 1992 neck injury. The team will wear a helmet decal bearing Byrd’s number 90 for Monday night’s game against the Cardinals. Per a source with knowledge of..." October 17

  • Former Jets defensive lineman Dennis Byrd killed in car crash

    Tulsa World "Dennis Byrd, a former University of Tulsa football player whose NFL career ended after a neck injury, was killed in a two-vehicle collision on Oklahoma 88 north of Claremore on Saturday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. The collision sent two others to the hospital in critical condition,..." October 16

  • Jets’ David Harris doubtful, 121-game start streak in jeopardy

    Pro Football Talk "Jets linebacker David Harris is expected to snap his streak of 121 consecutive starts on Monday night. The Jets officially listed Harris as doubtful with a hamstring injury for their Monday Night Football game with the Cardinals. Harris’s streak is the longest active consecutive starts streak..." October 15

  • Bowles: 2nd-rounder who won't play in 2016 doesn't hurt Jets

    New York Daily News "Mike Maccagnan’s job comes with the kind of Monday morning quarterbacking from armchair general managers convinced that assembling a championship roster is as easy as winning their fantasy football leagues. It’s not that simple, but second-guessing comes with the gig, so you have to wonder..." October 14

  • Sheldon Richardson says Jets' defense 'not even close' to where it should be

    Newark Star-Ledger "— Through four games, the 1-4 Jets' defense barely resembles the group that thrived last season, and was expected to do so again this year. Let's compare some numbers. Last season, the Jets finished fifth in Football Outsiders' defensive DVOA. This season, they are 30th. Last season,..." October 14

  • Donald Trump makes fun of NFL concussion protocol

    247 Sports "Donald Trump is apparently not a fan of the NFL's concussion protocol. The Republican nominee for president made fun of the amount of time players miss now due to head injuries. The NFL has made significant changes in its concussion protocol over the past few years. While players often miss a..." October 13

  • Eric Decker being placed on IR, season likely over "The Jets will likely be without one of their biggest offensive weapons the rest of the way. Wide receiver Eric Decker is being placed on injured reserve, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday. Decker is expected to have shoulder surgery, which will likely result in his season..." October 12

  • Jets claim Jeremy Butler off waivers from Buccaneers

    Today's Pigskin "For a player who spent most of this season on a practice squad, Jeremy Butler had quite the productive rookie year. The second-year wide receiver will now attempt to prove he’s worthy of a 53-man roster spot in another city. After the Buccaneers waived Butler, the Jets made sure he wasn’t going..." October 11

  • Brandon Marshall: Last-place Jets are in ‘perfect position’

    New York Post "If you listened to Jets receiver Brandon Marshall after Sunday’s 31-13 loss to the Steelers at Heinz Field, you got the impression the Jets are on the verge of big things. “I’m more than confident that we will turn this thing around,’’ Marshall said. “The story will be sweet if …’’ Marshall..." October 10

  • Jets’ WR Quincy Enunwa expected to play through knee injury

    Today's Pigskin "The New York Jets have listed wideout Quincy Enunwa as questionable due to a knee injury, but it does not appear bad enough to keep him out of the game. He is expected to play today. The Jets take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. There could be some open space for Enunwa and others as the Jets try..." October 09

  • Roethlisberger riddles Jets for four TDs in easy win

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The cast of players around him keeps changing, even on a week-to-week basis due to injuries, suspensions and the passage of time. Ben Roethlisberger himself doesn't seem to change at all. Roethlisberger threw four touchdown passes, giving him a Steelers' all-time best 15..." October 09

  • Report: Fitzpatrick playing for job against Steelers

    Larry Brown Sports "New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has thrown nine interceptions over the past two games, and another multi-turnover performance on Sunday could cost him his job. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that Fitzpatrick is “in many ways playing for his job” against the Pittsburgh..." October 09

  • Todd Bowles tells News that Ryan Fitzpatrick doesn’t need to be Superman & Jets need to finish games

    New York Daily News "Todd Bowles speaks with a brutal bottom-line honesty that can be tough to take for sensitive souls searching for excuses to explain the Jets’ miserable 1-3 start. He knows that none of this is acceptable. His team has reached the watershed moment of their season much sooner than he had hoped..." October 09

  • How can an NFL player go broke?

    Sporting News "How can an NFL player go broke? Originally answered on Sept. 7, 2016. This question originally appeared on Quora , the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. You can follow Quora on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+ . Any number of..." October 08

  • Darrelle Revis knows move to safety could be in his future

    Today's Pigskin "Long before he annexed Revis Island in New York, Darrelle Revis was a high school player dreaming of playing in an NFL stadium. Heinz Field is the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers and also hosts the district high school football championships every October. Revis’ alma mater, Aliquippa — which..." October 07

  • Jets Worked Out WR Andrew Turzilli

    NFL Trade Rumors "Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports that the Jets brought in free agent WR Andrew Turzilli for a workout in recent days. Turzilli just finished serving his four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drugs policy. Turzilli, 24, wound up signing on with..." October 07

  • Darrelle Revis doesn’t practice with Jets, is officially doubtful vs. Steelers

    New York Daily News "Cornerback Darrelle Revis (left hamstring strain) is officially doubtful for Sunday’s game at the Steelers, coach Todd Bowles announced. Revis missed his third straight practice Friday and will be a game-time decision this weekend. Receiver Eric Decker (shoulder) and starting right guard..." October 07

  • Why Jets aren’t about to throw Ryan Fitzpatrick under the bus

    New York Post "Ryan Fitzpatrick has been battered like a piñata for the past two weeks, by media and fans, after throwing nine interceptions over two games. Some of the criticism was deserved, but teammates say he is getting too much of the blame for the turnovers and the way the offense has played. “When..." October 07

  • Report: NFL Threatens To Fine Teams If They Use Too Much Footage On Social Media

    Deadspin "Buried in Albert Breer’s column for MMQB this morning was a nugget suggesting just how seriously the NFL is taking their declining primetime TV audiences. Ratings in the 18-t0-49 demographic have fallen between 12 and 16 percent for Thursday, Sunday, and Monday night games, and the NFL,..." October 07

  • Ratings Fumble for NFL Surprises Networks, Advertisers

    Pro Football Talk "Fewer people have been watching the NFL on TV this year. The NFL previously had said nothing about it. Now, the NFL has. And it’s along the lines of, “All is well.” “We’re missing some stars out there,” NFL media chief Brian Rolapp said, via the Wall Street Journal. Indeed they are, in part..." October 07

  • Jets WR Eric Decker uncertain about returning to field this season

    New York Daily News "Eric Decker claims he's progressing, but the prognosis on his season continues to look ominous. Decker, who hasn't practiced in two weeks because of a partial tear in his right rotator cuff, admitted Thursday that there's uncertainty about whether he'll be able to return to the field this..." October 07

  • Bart Scott: 'I would choke the hell out of Odell Beckham' if he was on my team

    CBS Sports "Odell Beckham says football isn't fun anymore -- which, on the surface sounds preposterous since he racked up 2,755 receiving yards and 25 touchdowns in his first two seasons. But he's off to a frustrating start in Year 3, the lowlight coming in Monday night's loss to the Vikings where he managed..." October 06

  • Brandon Marshall says he’ll show Antonio Brown his twerking celebration if Jets WR scores TD vs. Steelers

    New York Daily News "Brandon Marshall has big plans for this weekend. The Jets wide receiver said Wednesday that if he scores a touchdown against the Steelers on Sunday, he's going to twerk in the end zone in celebration. The move would pay homage to Pittsburgh receiver Antonio Brown, who's made a habit of..." October 06

  • The evidence that Jets’ Christian Hackenberg pick was a bad one

    New York Post "The central theme around the Jets these days is the same as it has been for most of the past 40 years — is the quarterback good enough? With Ryan Fitzpatrick throwing nine interceptions over his past two games, the cries for Todd Bowles to bench him have started, albeit softly so far. Part of..." October 05

  • 'We need Antonio Brown twerking,' Brandon Marshall says

    Sporting News "Brown is on the front line in the NFL's war against funny touchdown dances. He went for the "Key & Peele"/Hingle McCringleberry double pump on Sunday night against Kansas City and got flagged despite clearly stopping before the key, third pump. This came three weeks after Brown twerked too ......" October 05

  • Could Cowboys' Tony Romo be Jets QB in 2017?

    Newark Star-Ledger "There's quite the quarterback controversy brewing in the Lone Star State. With veteran Tony Romo out with a broken back, Dak Prescott is putting together an awfully impressive rookie season. He has the Cowboys sitting pretty at 3-1. He has yet to throw an interception. He has a quarterback..." October 05

  • Eric Decker feels better this week than last week

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets were missing wide receiver Eric Decker in last Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks due to a partially torn rotator cuff, something that can’t be given sole blame for the team’s lackluster offensive performance but certainly didn’t help their chances of putting up enough points to..." October 05

  • Todd Bowles not looking to bench Ryan Fitzpatrick: ‘Ryan’s fine’

    Sportsnaut "Todd Bowles is suffering from a strong case of denial when it comes to New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Before Sunday’s 27-17 loss against the Seattle Seahawks, Bowles made it clear that it would take another disastrous performance for him to consider benching the veteran quarterback..." October 04

  • Todd Bowles says Revis has mild hamstring strain, Forte didn’t get X-rays

    Pro Football Talk "Another bad day for the Jets (in a loss to the Seahawks) entailed a couple of potential injury issues, neither of which ended up being as bad as they could have been. Coach Todd Bowles told reporters on Monday that cornerback Darrelle Revis has a “mild” hamstring strain, based on an MRI...." October 03

  • Jets bust Dee Milliner involved in bar brawl

    New York Post "Dee Milliner’s trip to a bar was a bust, too. The cornerback who was waived by the Jets last month was involved in a bar fight in Alabama this weekend, according to TMZ. Milliner, who is from Alabama and played his college ball for the Crimson Tide, was at Dooley’s Pub in the early hours of..." October 03

  • Jets bonehead concusses self with a dirty head-butt

    New York Post "It’s hard to think of any Jets player who had a good performance in Sunday’s 27-17 loss to visiting Seattle, but right guard Brian Winters had a particularly bad day. Trailing 7-3 in the second quarter, Jets running back Matt Forte was stuffed on first down at the Seahawks’ 44-yard line...." October 03

  • Wilson plays through injury, excels against Jets

    The Sports Xchange "EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- As reporters filed into a conference room beneath MetLife Stadium for Russell Wilson's post-game press conference, somebody mentioned the Seattle Seahawks' team bus wouldn't leave without the quarterback. Especially after a game in which Wilson proved, yet again,..." October 02

  • Todd Bowles: Confidence in Fitzpatrick unchanged

    Pro Football Talk "Ryan Fitzpatrick threw three more interceptions on Sunday, giving the Jets quarterback nine in his last two games and 10 overall in a season that has started with three losses in the first four weeks. All three of Fitzpatrick’s picks came in the second half of Sunday’s 27-17 loss to the..." October 02

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain Jets starter ‘barring another epic meltdown’ "When asked about Ryan Fitzpatrick's six-interception performance against the Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets coach Todd Bowles said this week the quarterback "can't play worse." Sunday Fitzpatrick faces an even better secondary in the Seattle Seahawks. The Legion of Boom enters MetLife..." October 02