Todd Bowles expects Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to play at least two quarters of football in Saturday night's MetLife Bowl against the Giants, as the third preseason game is generally known as the last dress rehearsal for the starters prior to the regular season. In Wednesday's media availability, the head coach said Geno Smith will be the second QB to play against the Giants.
"You have to look at it all the same because you don't want to have a letdown, you don't want to have a mental letdown. It's all the same for me," Smith said after Wednesday's practice. "Every single rep counts, every single minute or rep you get in a game counts. You always have to have that mentality, so things don't change no matter what the situation is."
Smith, who is entering his fourth season with the Green & White, has thrown for a total of 126 yards along with a touchdown and an interception in two preseason games.
"It's really no different. I'm just continuing to work hard and preparing the same way," he said. "It's just going out there, executing and make the right reads."
Bowles did not reveal his plans about how much playing time, if any, QB's Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg would get in the second half.