If the right signal caller is chosen, the Jets will be better off in the short and long-term. Saturday night should big a major measuring stick in deciding a winner between Smith and Sanchez.
Rex Ryan announced that Geno Smith will start for the Jets on Saturday.
The duo chatted with head coach Rex Ryan, offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, quarterback Mark Sanchez and general manager John Idzik as Gang Green gets ready for the upcoming season.
The running back fully participated for the second straight day after being limited by a hamstring injury all of training camp, and hopes to play Saturday night against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Rex Ryan says the New York Jets have not yet determined whether Mark Sanchez or Geno Smith will start the team’s next preseason game against Jacksonville on Saturday night.
The last thing Jets fans need to see during the second preseason game is Geno Smith not have plays called that give him the opportunity to win this quarterback competition.
These catastrophes in first preseason games can’t be taken too seriously. What can, though, is the overall body of a summer’s work.
New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith has fully participated in practice despite a sore right ankle that shortened his NFL debut at Detroit on Friday night.
The clock starts ticking right away, and Smith needs to show he has the tools to play right away. Perfection is not needed. Command and presence are required from day one.
The New York Jets didn’t score a touchdown until their preseason finale in 2012. The team is hoping a new year — and a legitimate quarterback competition — will bring better results.
Rex Ryan and Marty Mornhinweg announced Tuesday that Sanchez would get the nod over Smith because he’s the incumbent, and Mornhinweg added that Sanchez “earned it.”
Locked in a tightly-contested quarterback competition with rookie Geno Smith, Sanchez got the nod from coach Rex Ryan on Tuesday to be under center for the New York Jets in their preseason opener Friday night at Detroit.
Chris Ivory will eventually be the guy for the Jets, but until he’s 100 percent Bilal Powell has a real opportunity to show he never should have been written off in the first place.
Mark Sanchez insists he’s focused only on his own progress, and so far, likes what he’s doing for the New York Jets in training camp.
“I totally believe in the power of your mind,” Sanchez said. “As long as I’m studying and as long as I understand the plays and the reads like I know I do, then that’s just mental makeup. It just shouldn’t happen.”