FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — This might not be decided as quickly as you think.
Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith are locked in a tight quarterback competition, with neither one pulling away so far.
Rex Ryan and the New York Jets might not know who their starting quarterback is until sometime during training camp in August — and the coach is willing to be patient. Quarterbacks coach David Lee says Wednesday that “we’ll know when we know” that the Jets have their starter.
Lee says Sanchez has worked hard on holding onto the ball to limit turnovers, while Smith is a work-in-progress who has focused on his footwork, among other things.
Ryan also indicated that the Jets could be open to having Smith run some read-option plays — despite it not working with Tim Tebow last season — if Sanchez wins the job.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories
- Red Sox Beat Yankees 8-7 To Complete 3-Game Sweep
- Bumgarner Stops Mets’ Win Streak At 8 With 6-1 Victory
- Jets Add Depth To Secondary, Offensive Line On NFL Draft’s Final Day
- Giants’ McAdoo: ‘We May Have Zero Starters Out Of The Mix’ From Draft
(TM and © Copyright 2013 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)