Ryan Fitzpatrick will play in the AFC Championship game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, a league source told FOX Sports.
Fitzpatrick, the New York Jets’ quarterback who was selected first overall by the New England Patriots in the 2017 NFL draft, will start in the fourth quarter of the divisional round, league sources told FOXSports.com.
The Jets are on a bye this week.
Fitzpatrick was picked to start Sunday’s game in New England.
The Texans are on their bye for Sunday’s matchup with the Denver Broncos.
New England’s defense was ranked third in the NFL in scoring and fifth in total yards allowed last season.
The Patriots ranked seventh and the Broncos eighth.
Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. is in the concussion protocol after getting his helmet cut in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
Harris suffered a neck injury in the second quarter and left the game with an ankle injury.
Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib suffered a concussion and left with an MCL injury against the Denver Raiders on Dec. 7.
The Texans had a bye last week.