At a glance, it would seem like the release of ineffective quarterback Trent Edwards and a move to Ryan Fitzpatrick would mean that the Jets defense would be licking their chops.
However, given the circumstances, I believe the Jets would rather have faced Edwards. When given the opportunity, Fitzpatrick has shown that he can make plays at quarterback.
He has faced the Jets before with mixed results. As a member of the Bengals, he started a game against the Jets completing 20-33 passes. He only threw for 152 yards in that game. Last season, he started two games against the Jets completing a combined 19 of 48 passes and turning the ball over three times including two interceptions.
However, the Harvard man has demonstrated that he is mobile at quarterback and the passing game has been a challenge for the Jets this season. Fitzpatrick looked very good last week making plays against the Patriots, he will look for similar results this week as the Jets are banged up along the D-line and the secondary.