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 just six touchdowns in six starts -- Bowles benched the quarterback. In his place, Smith, a 2013 second-rounder who came in and promptly threw an interception. In Smith's defense, it was a great play by the Cardinals' defensive back, and short of a Butt Fumble reenactment, there was no way Smith shouldn't permanently replace Fitzpatrick. Except ... immediately following the loss, Bowles announced that Fitzpatrick would be the starter against the Ravens in Week 7. Some 36 hours later, Bowles apparently had a change of heart. To that we say: What took so long? Otherwise, it's a no-brainer, and reinforces the team's decision to not overpay Fitzpatrick, who held out the entire offseason.
Jets name Geno Smith starting QB
CBS Sports | Oct 19