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Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick Believes He Can Play In Week 10, Despite Sprained MCL


Ed Werder of ESPN reports that Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick believes he’ll be able to start in Week 10, despite the recent sprained MCL he suffered.

  • Werder adds that Jets HC Todd Bowles will go with Bryce Petty if Fitzpatrick is unable to suit up this week.


ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that an MRI on Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick‘s knee revealed that he has a sprained MCL but the injury is not considered serious.

  • Schefter does, however, adds that it could impact the Jets’ quarterback decision as to who start next week.


According to Rich Cimini of ESPN, Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will undergo an MRI on left knee Monday to determine the severity of his knee issue.

However, as long as everything checks out with Fitzpatrick’s knee, he will remain the Jets’ starting quarterback. Jets HC Todd Bowles confirmed as much after the game and added that he has no plans to make a change at quarterback.

Cimini mentions that Fitzpatrick had an ice pack on his knee after the game, but looked to be moving well overall and able to put weight on his left leg.

Otherwise, the Jets would turn to second-year QB Bryce Petty for their next game.

Fitzpatrick’s struggles with turnovers continue, so the idea of making a switch at quarterback appeared to at least be a consideration for the Jets, given that they don’t have much to loose at this point and it would allow them to evaluate Petty.

Fitzpatrick, 33, wound up signing a one-year, $12 million contract that’s fully guaranteed with the Jets after a prolonged stalemate that cost him most nearly all of the offseason workouts. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent next year.

Entering today’s game, Fitzpatrick has appeared in four games and completed 55.8 percent of his passes for 1,012 yards to go along with four touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 31 quarterback out of 33 qualifying players.

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