Todd Bowles Stands By Ryan Fitzpatrick


The New York Jets have manufactured one of the worst quarterback situations in football.  They currently have Ryan Fitzpatrick, the NFL’s leader in interceptions starting, and despite being the worst starter in the league statistically, head coach Todd Bowles feels that he’s the team’s best choice.

“Fitzpatrick is not the only one playing over there,” Bowles said. “This is a team game. We lose games with more than just Fitzpatrick. We lose it with the offensive line, defensive line, (defensive backs), linebackers, receivers, running backs, and he’s ultimately responsible for his position but not everybody else and everybody else is responsible for their job. So, when you look at the film and you see mistakes made, it’s across the board. It’s not just Fitz. And if I felt there was enough mistakes where I could put somebody else in there right now, I would put them in there. Bryce (Petty) is ready to play if Fitzpatrick can’t go and I have full confidence in Bryce. But if Fitzpatrick can go, he’ll play.”

About Charlie Bernstein

Charlie Bernstein

Charlie Bernstein is the managing football editor for Football Insiders and has covered the NFL for over a decade.  Charlie has hosted drive time radio for NBC and ESPN affiliates in different markets around the country, along with being an NFL correspondent for ESPN Radio and WFAN.  He has been featured on the NFL Network as well as Sirius/XM NFL Radio and has been published on Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, ESPN as well as numerous other publications.