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Brandon Marshall: I’m Going Down in the Boat With Ryan Fitzpatrick

Seattle Seahawks v New York Jets Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Despite Ryan Fitzpatrick’s struggles in 2016, wide receiver Brandon Marshall expressed confidence in the wideout after today’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

On how confident he is with Ryan Fitzpatrick as his quarterback…

Oh yeah, I’m standing this ship with him. Obviously right now, we’re all looking each other in the eyes, holding each other accountable, and pushing each other. At the end of the day I’m going down with the ship with him. I don’t like how any of us are playing. Myself, all of the starters. We need to pick it up and play better.

On if the Jets need to assess the quarterback position…

I am going down in the boat with Ryan Fitzpatrick. Okay? You got it? So can you not ask me anymore questions about that? I am going down in the boat with number 14.

It is nice to see Marshall standing up for his teammate and all, particularly since Marshall has had some culpability on some of Fitzpatrick’s interceptions this season.

We are rapidly approaching a point where such support isn’t going to matter, though. The stats speak for themselves. Right now Fitzpatrick has 4 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Those are the types of numbers that lead to a change sooner rather than later.