Fitzpatrick has struggled this year with turnovers. He's completed just 57 percent of his passes, with 5 TDs against 11 INTs. Fitzpatrick leads the NFL in INTs, with no other QB recording more than eight.
He was replaced by Smith during Monday night's loss to the Cardinals. The Jets are 1-5, and don't have much to lose by starting Smith at this point in the season. The former second round pick was 4 of 6 for 31 yards and an INT against the Cardinals.
In his four years with the Jets, Smith has completed 57.9 percent of his passes for 27 TDs and 34 INTs. He did complete 27 of 42 passes for 265 yards, 2 TDs and a pick in one game last year.
The Jets also have Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg on the roster.Back to the New York Jets Newsfeed