New York Jets’ quarterback Geno Smith has reportedly suffered a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season.
Poor Geno Smith.
In what was his first start with the New York Jets since Week 17 of 2014 will likely be his last as NFL.com reports that he suffered an ACL tear during the second quarter of New York’s 24-16 win over the Baltimore Ravens.
Smith completed four of eight passes for 95 yards and a touchdown before being taken out by linebacker Matthew Judon on a third and six.
Truly a punch in the face (no pun intended) for a frustrated quarterback that may have started for Gang Green for the remainder of the campaign.
Head coach Todd Bowles will likely give the starting job back to Ryan Fitzpatrick, who leads the league with 11 thrown interceptions.
The 33-year old did, however, complete nine of 14 pass attempts for 120 yards and a touchdown after relieving Smith on Sunday. Nevertheless, it’s not asinine to consider giving Bryce Petty a shot to develop in gameplay, given the slim chances of New York making the playoffs for the first time since 2010.