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Jets QB Geno Smith’s Tears ACL, Ryan Fitzpatrick Returning As Starter


Jets HC Todd Bowles confirmed that QB Geno Smith has a torn ACL and they plan to have Ryan Fitzpatrick start Week 8’s game against the

“It’s tough luck for the kid. Fitzpatrick finished the game up and we’re going with Fitz,” Bowles said. “Fitz is our best option to go in and win this week,


Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is now reporting that the initial belief after Jets QB Geno Smith underwent an MRI on his injured knee is that he has a torn ACL.

  • Rapoport says that Jets’ players are just learning of the injury right now.

Earlier in the day, Rapoport reported that the Jets believed Smith’s knee was “fine” and the MRI he was undergoing was just a precautionary measure.

However, it sounds like Smith’s knee injury turned out to be much worse than anticipated.

If Smith does, in fact, have a torn ACL, he’s out for the season, which means the Jets will end up placing him on injured reserve in the coming days.

Ryan Fitzpatrick figures to get another opportunity to be the team’s starting quarterback, despite being benched last week.

Smith, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Jets back in 2013. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $5.019 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $675,000 for the 2016 season before testing the open mark next year.

This season, Smith has appeared in two games and completed 8-of-14 passes (57.1 percent) for 126 yards, one touchdown and an interception.

We’ll have more regarding Smith’s injury as the news is available.

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