Jets’ Bowles Backtracks, Won’t Say Who Will Start At QB Sunday

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — After his team was crushed by the Cardinals on Monday night, Jets coach Todd Bowles told reporters that Ryan Fitzpatrick remained his starting quarterback heading into Week 7.

On Tuesday, however, he had softened his stand.

Bowles wouldn’t say who will start under center Sunday against the Ravens. He, however, said he has revisited his decision and plans to discuss it with his staff.

“When they know, everybody else will know,” Bowles said. “If I decide to make a move, (you’ll) know tomorrow.”

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Bowles said he would never announce such a switch immediately after a game because he would want to discuss it with his assistants and general manager Mike Maccagnan first.

In the 28-3 loss to the Cardinals, Fitzpatrick was 16-of-31 for 174 yards with an interception. For the season, he has completed just 57 percent of his passes with five TDs and 11 interceptions.

Geno Smith replaced Fitzpatrick late in Monday’s game, but he threw an interception and fumbled. The Jets (1-5) also have young quarterbacks Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg on the roster.


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