Marshall to go 'down with the ship' with Fitzpatrick

Brandon Marshall spent all offseason stumping for Ryan Fitzpatrick's return. The receiver isn't abandoning his quarterback despite nine interceptions in two weeks.

"I am going down with the ship with Ryan Fitzpatrick," Marshall said when asked if he still supported Fitzpatrick, via SNY.

A week after an embarrassing six-interception performance, Fitzpatrick cut that number in half Sunday, throwing three fourth-quarter picks against the Seattle Seahawks in a 27-17 home loss.

Against the Legion of Boom, Fitzpatrick ended 23-of-41 passing for 261 yards, 6.4 yards per attempt, one touchdown, three interceptions, and four sacks for a 53.0 passer rating.

Fitzpatrick's first interception came on a beautiful back-shoulder read by Richard Sherman, who traveled to blanket Marshall on the play. After the pick, Russel Wilson took just four plays to stretch Seattle's lead to 14 points.

Later, Earl Thomas snagged a Fitzpatrick pass popped up into the air by Jets receiver Robby Anderson. Sherman got his second pick of the game on a diving stab to close out the contest.

With Matt Forte stymied by Seattle's front, Fitzpatrick was forced to make plays late and couldn't carry the water.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported before the game that the Jets weren't ready to bench Fitzpatrick in favor of Geno Smith, despite the poor outing in Kansas City.

The drumbeat of change will echo louder in New York this week. Over that din, Marshall will continue to loudly back his preferred choice.

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