Florham Park, N.J. - The New York Jets have placed quarterback Geno Smith on injured reserve after he tore his ACL Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. Smith is in the last year of his contract and will miss the rest of season.
The game on Sunday was a chance for Smith to rejuvenate his career with the Jets, but that chance dwindled quickly. He went 4-of-8 for 95 yards and a touchdown pass before being replaced by Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Jets went on to win 24-16.
The Jets turned heads on the last day of training camp cuts by keeping four quarterbacks on the roster. With Smith on the IR, there are only three left: Fitzpatrick, Bryce Petty, and Christian Hackenberg.
New York signed linebacker Taiwan Jones after placing Smith on the IR. Jones spent most of last year on the Jets practice squad and was promoted to the active roster by the end of the year, but saw no playing time. Jones was with the team throughout the preseason, but didn't make it to the regular season. In the preseason, Jones made 15 tackles, had four passes defended, and picked the ball off once.