Ryan Fitzpatrick took over on Sunday and will be the team's starter against the Browns this week, this after being benched just one week ago. It is unclear who the backup QB will be, as Bryce Petty just returned from a preseason shoulder injury, and Christian Hackenburg does not seem to be ready for NFL action.
Smith threw four of eight for 95 yards and a touchdown before the injury. This torn ACL makes it the second straight year with a major setback, as his season last year was cut short due to a broken jaw. The young QB is scheduled to be a free agent at the end of the season, making his Jets career all but over.
In other NFL news, announced on Monday night, veteran running back Arian Foster has retired at the age of 30. He revealed the news on UNINTERRUPTED via a letter, and his retirement is effective immediately. Foster spent most of his career with the Houston Texans, becoming that franchise's all-time rushing leader.
A torn Achilles tendon in October of 2015 not only ended that season for Foster, but also his tenure with Houston as he was released last March. He would go on to sign with the Dolphins in July, and won the starting job in preseason. That spot for him lasted just two games due to Foster injuring his groin and hamstring in week 2 against the Patriots.
The veteran missed the next three games, and most likely lost his starting job, as Jay Ajayi became the fourth player to record consecutive 200-yard rushing games, making him the team's No. 1 tailback. Foster was probably going to be a backup once he got healthy.
The 30-year-old finishes his career with 6,527 yards and 54 touchdowns. He stated in his letter that he is "walking away in peace" and claimed that his "ambition and body are no longer on the same page."