Bowles declines to say Geno still No. 2 on Jets' QB chart

BY foxsports • August 21, 2016

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Todd Bowles declines to say whether Geno Smith remains the New York Jets' No. 2 quarterback behind Ryan Fitzpatrick or if Bryce Petty has surpassed him on the depth chart.

The Jets coach said earlier in training camp there was no change in the pecking order, but Petty had a strong showing in New York's 22-18 loss at Washington on Friday night. Meanwhile, Smith struggled in the game and appeared to perhaps lose his stranglehold on the backup job.

Against Redskins backups and playing with the second-team offense, Smith was 6 of 13 for 47 yards and an interception. With mostly third-stringers in, Petty was 16 of 26 for 242 yards and two touchdowns.

Bowles says Sunday that he has a plan for the quarterback rotation for the Jets' third preseason game against the Giants on Saturday night, but would not reveal it.


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