FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Jets fans will have to wait to get a glimpse of the future. Todd Bowles is sticking with Ryan Fitzpatrick as the starter after yesterday's loss to the New England Patriots. The team feels that there's plenty to play for with five games left in the season.
"He's our starter, no different than anybody else on both sides of the ball right now," Bowles said.
Fitzpatrick had one of his best games of the season yesterday (22-32 for 269 and two touchdowns), but the Jets failed to seal the win and that has been the story of the entire season. At (3-8) the Jets have won't make the playoffs. It will be interesting to see these players finish the season because the majority of them may not remain next year.
While every week, the question of -- who will be the starting quarterback? -- becomes a grainy irritant to players and coaches. Why is Fitzpatrick still starting? Is a question that is equally annoying. At this point, nobody cares enough to dispute it.
"Right now, Fitz is our starter," said Bowles. "He gives us a good chance to win. Bryce is getting better.. He'll get some more experience as times goes on, just not right now."
The plan to rebuild this team should start with the quarterback position. So far, the grand plan has looked simple and bland. Naming Fitzpatrick the starter is a shaky decision. I'm having trouble in my head decoding this. Are they masking the fact that the season is over? Do they see something in Fitzpatrick that we don't? These are our 2016 Jets.
The Jets host Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts (5-6) next Monday night.