Ryan Fitzpatrick’s benching didn’t even last two quarters.
Geno Smith tore his ACL on Sunday, and New York Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson said he has told the young quarterback to stop holding the ball for so long.
“I keep telling him to get rid of the football, but he won’t listen to me,” Richardson said after the Jets’ 24-16 victory against the Baltimore Ravens, via NJ.com’s Connor Hughes. “Told him I sack a lot of quarterbacks. You’d think he’d listen to me.”
Richardson also said the young quarterback was playing well, and that he caught a “tough break.”
Many have criticized Smith about how long he holds onto the football, and it may have cost him his career. He waited and waited and took a sack midway through the second quarter. Smith left the field with a knee injury. At first, the injury was not believed to be serious, but yesterday NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported he tore his ACL. ESPN’s Adam Schefter said Smith will be going to Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion.
Smith started his first game since 2014 on Sunday. He was drafted in 2013 as the Jets quarterback of the future. Fitzpatrick was benched after throwing 11 interceptions in six starts.