Fitzpatrick to remain Jets’ starting QB vs. Indianapolis Colts

NEW YORK — Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain the New York Jets’ starting quarterback for the team’s game next Monday night against the Indianapolis Colts.

Coach Todd Bowles made the announcement a day after the Jets lost 22-17 to the New England Patriots and fell to 3-8.

Fitzpatrick was mostly solid against New England, going 22 of 32 for 269 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions, but fumbled on New York’s final drive when he was hit while attempting to throw. The Patriots recovered and ran out the clock.

With the Jets all but eliminated from playoff contention, some fans and media are calling for the Jets to play Bryce Petty or Christian Hackenberg to evaluate the young quarterbacks. Bowles says there will come a time for them, but says Fitzpatrick gives New York the best chance to win now — which remains his goal.