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JETS NAME RYAN FITZPATRICK THE STARTER FOR CINCY
Jets Star Ledger
By Eric Lugo
On Saturday, Coach Chris Mills named QB Ryan Fitzpatrick the starter for the opening night game against the Bengals. Said Coach Mills, "Listen we have high aspirations here and Fitzpatrick is the guy that gives us the best chance at getting to where we need to go." Fitzpatrick had to fend off stiff competition from 3 young QB's in Geno Smith, Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenburg. In the end, it seemed like the vet held off the young pups.
The offense seemed to operate pretty well with Fitzpatrick as the QB at the helm in the preseason but the deciding factor may have been WR Brandon Marshall. Marshall has been a huge advocate for Fitzpatrick, dating back to the offseason when the Jets and Fitzpatrick had a contract stalemate. "We need him back here as soon as possible...I talk to him everyday, we just have that chemistry when he's back there," said Marshall.
Just earlier today, the Jets announced they will keep all 4 QB's on the roster as they didn't want to leave Petty or Hackenburg on the practice squad. "We didn't want to chance it," said coach Mills.
We will see how this decision unfolds.
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