The Jets are in the midst of a season-threatening slump, but Todd Bowles isn't ready to make a change at the quarterback position.
After Bowles made his announcement Monday, a reporter asked if Fitzpatrick would be on a short leash against the Dolphins.
"He's our starting QB," Bowles replied.
The numbers are pedestrian, but they look pristine when compared to what backup Geno Smith produced over two-plus seasons in Gotham. Of course, Smith didn't have a playmaker like Marshall to throw to under Rex Ryan.
A switch to Smith could shake up a listless team, but it would also feel like a panic move given Smith's past struggles and suspect reputation within his own locker room. The Jets' problems in the past five weeks go well beyond the quarterback position. Jumping back on the GenoCoaster in the middle of a playoff push hardly feels like a solution.