Jets Rumors & News

  • Jets believe Geno Smith's knee is 'fine' "For a quarter and a half against the Ravens, all was going well for Geno Smith. The Jets newly-crowned starting quarterback was providing the spark the previously-anemic offense so desperately needed. He was moving the Jets, firing passes all over the field, and even connected with Quincy..." October 24

  • Jets to stick with Ryan Fitzpatrick as starter after Geno Smith ACL tear

    Pro Football Talk "Jets coach Todd Bowles confirmed that quarterback Geno Smith would be out for the year with a torn ACL, and he’s not ready to start experimenting with other quarterbacks yet. Bowles just told reporters that Ryan Fitzpatrick would start this week, with Smith going to injured..." October 24

  • Jets' Geno Smith reportedly out for season after tearing ACL "The GenoCoaster broke again. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that based on an initial MRI, Geno Smith tore his ACL, per sources with direct knowledge of the situation. Smith will have a second opinion on Tuesday. It's another brutal blow for the New York Jets..." October 24

  • Geno Smith fires back at Joe Namath over injury criticism

    Yardbarker "You’re not really the quarterback of the New York Jets until you get called out by the most famous Jets quarterback of all-time. Joe Namath is 73 year old and last played for the Jets 40 years ago in 1976. Despite not having played for the Jets in four decades, Namath isn’t afraid to speak his..." October 24

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick: Coaches, front office stopped believing in me

    Pro Football Talk "Jets coach Todd Bowles isn’t answering questions about who will start at quarterback for the Jets in Week Eight, but Ryan Fitzpatrick was willing to offer his two cents after replacing an injured Geno Smith in Sunday’s 24-16 win over the Ravens. Fitzpatrick was 9-of-14 for 120 yards and a..." October 24

  • Sheldon Richardson upset Brandon Marshall spoke about locker room fight

    Sportsnaut "Sheldon Richardson and Brandon Marshall got into a heated verbal spat after losing to the Kansas City Chiefs back on September 25. The fight was first reported by ESPN a few days ago, and Richardson isn’t happy Marshall has been open with the press about the incident. When asked about the..." October 24

  • Joe Flacco active, Muhammad Wilkerson inactive

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens are down a pair of starting offensive linemen for Sunday’s road game against the Jets, but their replacements won’t have to tangle with one of the Jets’ top defensive linemen. Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson is inactive for the game due to an ankle injury that kept him from..." October 23

  • Geno Smith doesn’t think knee injury is “significant”

    Pro Football Talk "Jets quarterback Geno Smith left his first start since Week 17 of the 2014 season in the second quarter after being sacked by Ravens linebacker Matt Judon and did not return to action due to a knee injury. Smith did return to the sideline during the second half while wearing street clothes and..." October 23

  • Fitzpatrick, defense fuel Jets past Ravens

    The Sports Xchange "EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Geno Smith and Ryan Fitzpatrick -- a pair of past, possibly present but almost certainly not future New York Jets quarterbacks - sat at the far end of a busy locker room Sunday afternoon. They leaned into the vacant locker of injured third-string quarterback Bryce..." October 23

  • Joe Namath calls out Geno Smith for not playing through injury

    New York Post "Joe Namath is still shooting from the hip. The legendary Jets quarterback apparently has some doubts about a not-so-legendary Jets quarterback, questioning the legitimacy of Geno Smith’s knee injury on Sunday. Smith, playing for a benched Ryan Fitzpatrick, lasted a quarter and a half at..." October 23

  • Geno Smith headed to locker room with apparent injury "Newly minted New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith is headed to the locker room after suffering an apparent injury against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday." October 23

  • Todd Bowles decided to bench Ryan Fitzpatrick after watching film

    CBS Sports "Jets coach Todd Bowles benched quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick this week after initially backing the veteran following Monday night's loss at Arizona, a change of heart that materialized after reviewing game film, sources said. Fitzpatrick struggled again, this time despite being given detailed..." October 23

  • Jets giving Smith 'fair chance' to keep starting job "The New York Jets made a quarterback switch this week, benching incumbent starter Ryan Fitzpatrick and inserting embattled backup Geno Smith. Smith finally gets the chance he has quietly and not-so-quietly longed for. So what should we expect from the former second-round draft pick? Jets..." October 23

  • Brandon Marshall touts his maturity

    Newark Star-Ledger "Emotional outbursts and disputes with teammates are familiar territory for Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who has been a mercurial player through his 11-year NFL career. So it wasn't entirely surprising that Marshall got into a heated verbal (but not physical) altercation with a fellow..." October 23

  • Todd Bowles attributes Matt Forte’s struggles to blocking not age

    Pro Football Talk "After generating 196 yards rushing and three touchdowns in the team’s first two games, Jets running back Matt Forte has seen his production drop significantly in four straight losses — from 65 yards to 27 to 53 to 19. He also has a career-low 3.5 yards per carry. Those numbers prompted..." October 22

  • Jets place Henderson on non-football injury list

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets placed veteran linebacker Erin Henderson on the non-football injury/illness list Saturday. Henderson had started four games this season and led the team in tackles in each of the last two games. His absence creates another hole in the defensive lineup with first-round linebacker..." October 22

  • Jets' Eric Decker says he won't miss any 2017 action after 2 surgeries

    Newark Star-Ledger "Jets coach Todd Bowles said recently it'll be "close" in terms of whether wide receiver Eric Decker will be ready for the start of the 2017 season. Decker just underwent hip surgery, and still has to undergo shoulder surgery, to repair a partially torn rotator cuff. During his regular..." October 22

  • Goodell blames fans for not understanding NFL’s domestic violence policy

    The Comeback "Roger Goodell gave an interview to BBC Sports, in which he essentially says the league’s handling of domestic violence suspensions is fine. He blames fan ignorance or narrow-mindedness for the perception that he’s not going far enough. Roger Goodell is essentially the man behind the curtain,..." October 22

  • Introduces “Roster Options,” Which Is Basically a Way to Profit Off People Cheating at Fantasy Football

    Total Pro Sports "One of the key components of fantasy football is agonizing over your weekly roster, trying to decide which players are due for a big game and which should remain on the bench. It’s what makes fantasy football gratifying. If we didn’t have to use knowledge and instinct to make tough choices, we..." October 22

  • Sore foot hindering Jets’ Muhammad Wilkerson

    Newsday "Muhammad Wilkerson hasn’t looked like himself. And there’s a good reason. “Is my foot bothering me? Yes,” the Jets’ defensive end admitted to Newsday. Wilkerson was limited in practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday’s session with a sore ankle. He said he’s been dealing with the pain..." October 21

  • Agent's Take: Here's 11 QBs who could be starting elsewhere in 2017, like Tony Romo

    CBS Sports "Everything starts with the quarterback in today's NFL. Sustained NFL success is difficult without good quarterback play, although the Broncos won Super Bowl 50 because of a suffocating defense. The search for the ever-elusive franchise quarterback drives some of the NFL's most important..." October 21

  • Jets' Marshall, Richardson had verbal confrontation after loss to Chiefs

    ESPN "If the New York Jets' season continues to crumble, they may look back at the Week 3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs as the turning point. It was the start of their current losing streak and the beginning of Ryan Fitzpatrick's collapse. And the frustration of that defeat erupted in the postgame..." October 21

  • Jets Not Looking To Trade Key Pieces

    Pro Football Rumors "To say that things are going poorly for the Jets would be an understatement. Gang Green is 1-5 through six games, reverting back to Geno Smith at quarterback, and recently lost Eric Decker for the remainder of the season (and possibly longer). Still, owner Woody Johnson says the Jets are not..." October 20

  • Todd Bowles on Geno Smith: Teammates ‘don’t hate’ him

    Sportress of Blogitude "To say that New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles gave a less than ringing endorsement of new starting quarterback Geno Smith would be something of an understatement. Smith of course has been inserted as the starter of the Jets’ Week 7 match-up with the Baltimore Ravens in lieu of the profoundly..." October 20

  • The NFL is cracking down hard on illegal celebrations. Players and fans ask, why?

    Washington Post "Twerking? Don’t do it, Antonio Brown. Shooting a fake bow and arrow? No way, Josh Norman and Brandin Cooks. Taking off your helmet? Nope, Odell Beckham Jr. Shooting a jump shot over the crossbar? Forget about it, Vernon Davis. NFL officials are throwing penalty flags for illegal..." October 20

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick ‘disappointed’ in Todd Bowles’ decision to start Geno Smith at quarterback

    New York Daily News "Ryan Fitzpatrick stood at his locker in front of a large group of reporters and cameramen, just as he does every Wednesday. He answered questions as they came, just as he does every Wednesday. But it didn’t take long for Fitzpatrick and the rest of the Jets to be reminded that this Wednesday was..." October 20

  • It's 'possible' Jets play Bryce Petty, Christian Hackenberg this year, says Todd Bowles

    Newark Star-Ledger "Jets coach Todd Bowles on Tuesday left open all possibilities for his quarterback situation in the season's final 10 games, now that the Jets are off to a 1-5 start. Bowles said backup Geno Smith could start over Ryan Fitzpatrick on Sunday against the Ravens. Both players will be free agents..." October 19

  • Brandon Marshall: Great to see Geno “punch adversity in the face” "The New York Jets are back where they started. Geno Smith is the starter at quarterback and Ryan Fitzpatrick is the backup. This, of course, was Todd Bowles' initial plan last summer before IK Enemkpali shattered Smith's jaw with a sucker punch over a $600 plane ticket. It took 14 months for..." October 19

  • Jets name Geno Smith starting QB

    CBS Sports "Geno Smith be will the Jets' starting quarterback this week, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Even coach Todd Bowles has a breaking point, and apparently it came Monday night. After watching Ryan Fitzpatrick play some of the worst football we can remember -- including 11 interceptions and..." October 19

  • Jets owner: 'Very confident' with Bowles, Maccagnan "Despite a four-game spiral that has Jets fans clawing at their eyes, New York won't make any changes in leadership. Owner Woody Johnson told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport at the NFL Fall League Meeting in Houston on Wednesday that changes weren't coming to the team's leadership after a 1-5..." October 19

  • Sagging NFL TV ratings leave owners scrambling for answers

    USA Today "It’s an election year, silly. That wasn’t the entire company line, but the impact of the dramatic presidential election cycle was certainly a prevailing sentiment as NFL owners gathered Tuesday for their quarterly meeting and assessed the league's unusual and precipitous dip in TV..." October 19

  • Eric Decker may not be ready for start of 2017 season after surgery

    Larry Brown Sports "New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker is out for the remainder of the 2016 season, and there appears to be some doubt if he’ll even be ready to start 2017. The Jets announced that Decker, who was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury last week, underwent surgery on Tuesday for a..." October 19

  • Why Jets' Todd Bowles doesn't want to fire Chan Gailey right now

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Jets' offense is a joke right now. During their current four-game losing streak, which dropped them to 1-5, they have scored two real offensive touchdowns, plus one fluke fumble recovery. The Jets have been outscored 51-7 in the second half during this skid. They have scored three,..." October 19

  • Cardinals, Johnson run away from Jets

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- David Johnson ran the Arizona Cardinals back to the .500 mark. The second-year running back rushed for three touchdowns and 111 yards, and the Cardinals won their second straight, beating the sliding New York Jets 28-3 Monday night. Johnson, who carried 22 times,..." October 18

  • Eric Decker’s 2017 Season In Question

    Pro Football Rumors "Jets wide receiver Eric Decker underwent hip surgery today, according to a press release from the team. Once he’s off crutches, he’ll have to undergo a procedure on his shoulder. He’ll need six months to recover from the hip operation followed by eight months for his shoulder, though he’ll be..." October 18

  • Jets' Todd Bowles leaves door open for a potential quarterback change

    CBS Sports "Moments after the Jets' embarrassing loss to the Cardinals on Monday night, Todd Bowles committed himself to Ryan Fitzpatrick for yet another week, saying that Fitzpatrick would start against the Ravens on Sunday. A day later, Bowles backed down from that remark and left the door for a possible..." October 18

  • Brandon Marshall says he's reason Jets benched Ryan Fitzpatrick: 'It's my fault'

    Newark Star-Ledger "Ryan Fitzpatrick was downright dreadful Monday night. The Cardinals embarrassed the Jets' quarterback on national television. He was missing passes left, right and sideways. The offense had no rhythm with him under center. He threw for just 174 yards, completed only 51.6 percent of his..." October 18

  • Sean McDonough rips NFL officiating, blames it for ratings decline

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets did not exactly put on a great show Monday night, and the officiating didn’t help. Head official Jerome Boger and his crew threw a whopping 19 penalty flags, making the game — which was never close — extremely hard to watch. Ratings have been down across..." October 18

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick still Jets' starter after being pulled, Todd Bowles says

    ESPN "Despite a four-game losing streak and a disappearing offense, Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain the New York Jets' starting quarterback for at least another game. "Fitz will be back next week," coach Todd Bowles said after a 28-3 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Monday at University of Phoenix..." October 18

  • Jets to wear Dennis Byrd helmet decal

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets have moved quickly to honor defensive end Dennis Byrd, a former player who died on Saturday and whose career ended as a result of a 1992 neck injury. The team will wear a helmet decal bearing Byrd’s number 90 for Monday night’s game against the Cardinals. Per a source with knowledge of..." October 17

  • Former Jets defensive lineman Dennis Byrd killed in car crash

    Tulsa World "Dennis Byrd, a former University of Tulsa football player whose NFL career ended after a neck injury, was killed in a two-vehicle collision on Oklahoma 88 north of Claremore on Saturday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. The collision sent two others to the hospital in critical condition,..." October 16

  • Jets’ David Harris doubtful, 121-game start streak in jeopardy

    Pro Football Talk "Jets linebacker David Harris is expected to snap his streak of 121 consecutive starts on Monday night. The Jets officially listed Harris as doubtful with a hamstring injury for their Monday Night Football game with the Cardinals. Harris’s streak is the longest active consecutive starts streak..." October 15

  • Bowles: 2nd-rounder who won't play in 2016 doesn't hurt Jets

    New York Daily News "Mike Maccagnan’s job comes with the kind of Monday morning quarterbacking from armchair general managers convinced that assembling a championship roster is as easy as winning their fantasy football leagues. It’s not that simple, but second-guessing comes with the gig, so you have to wonder..." October 14

  • Sheldon Richardson says Jets' defense 'not even close' to where it should be

    Newark Star-Ledger "— Through four games, the 1-4 Jets' defense barely resembles the group that thrived last season, and was expected to do so again this year. Let's compare some numbers. Last season, the Jets finished fifth in Football Outsiders' defensive DVOA. This season, they are 30th. Last season,..." October 14

  • Donald Trump makes fun of NFL concussion protocol

    247 Sports "Donald Trump is apparently not a fan of the NFL's concussion protocol. The Republican nominee for president made fun of the amount of time players miss now due to head injuries. The NFL has made significant changes in its concussion protocol over the past few years. While players often miss a..." October 13

  • Eric Decker being placed on IR, season likely over "The Jets will likely be without one of their biggest offensive weapons the rest of the way. Wide receiver Eric Decker is being placed on injured reserve, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday. Decker is expected to have shoulder surgery, which will likely result in his season..." October 12

  • Jets claim Jeremy Butler off waivers from Buccaneers

    Today's Pigskin "For a player who spent most of this season on a practice squad, Jeremy Butler had quite the productive rookie year. The second-year wide receiver will now attempt to prove he’s worthy of a 53-man roster spot in another city. After the Buccaneers waived Butler, the Jets made sure he wasn’t going..." October 11

  • Brandon Marshall: Last-place Jets are in ‘perfect position’

    New York Post "If you listened to Jets receiver Brandon Marshall after Sunday’s 31-13 loss to the Steelers at Heinz Field, you got the impression the Jets are on the verge of big things. “I’m more than confident that we will turn this thing around,’’ Marshall said. “The story will be sweet if …’’ Marshall..." October 10

  • Jets’ WR Quincy Enunwa expected to play through knee injury

    Today's Pigskin "The New York Jets have listed wideout Quincy Enunwa as questionable due to a knee injury, but it does not appear bad enough to keep him out of the game. He is expected to play today. The Jets take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. There could be some open space for Enunwa and others as the Jets try..." October 09

  • Roethlisberger riddles Jets for four TDs in easy win

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The cast of players around him keeps changing, even on a week-to-week basis due to injuries, suspensions and the passage of time. Ben Roethlisberger himself doesn't seem to change at all. Roethlisberger threw four touchdown passes, giving him a Steelers' all-time best 15..." October 09