Ryan Fitzpatrick continues to struggle and at the rate, he is going, it may only be a matter of time before the New York Jets realize that they need to follow another route.
The 33-year-old Fitzpatrick has hardly become the answer to the cause of Jets coach Todd Bowles but with no other credible alternative. The 12-year-veteran will remain as the starting quarterback for now. The Jets face the Pittsburgh Steelers next, by no means another tough opponent.
Under normal circumstances, NFL teams would have already replaced Fitzpatrick at the position. But the 33-year-old is no ordinary player and has had his moments throughout his career. However, that is no assurance that Bowles may be pressed to look at alternatives.
Shallow Quarterback Alternatives
Looking over at the Jets roster, only Geno Smith and Bryce Petty can fill up the slack with no promise. If the odds on which quarterback could up their stakes, it is obvious that Fitzpatrick would stand out.
But this with the assumption that his playing at manageable levels. Thus far, Fitzpatrick has been struggling with his pass completion rate and the troubles are expected to double against the Pirates, Fansided reported.
If Fitzpatrick fails to come out with a credible performance against the Pirates, it would not be surprising if Bowles ends up going with either Smith or Bowles as the new starter. This, however, does not discount the possibility of racking in some free agents like the troubled Johnny Manziel.
At 1-3, the Jets are in a hole. However, Fitzpatrick seems confident he and the team can get out of the slump, NewYorkJets.com reported.
From the looks of it, Fitzpatrick is still hoping that the Jets can turn things around. That could be possible only that it begs to ask if it can happen with him starting for New York.