While the New York Jets’ quarterback competition is far from settled, Matt Simms certainly showed Thursday he might deserve to stick around when the season starts.
The big question for New York heading into training camp was simple. Mark Sanchez or Geno Smith? With the regular season closing in, the Jets are still looking for the answer.
Simms will “play most, if not all, of the game” against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium, the New York Post reported.
Harrell was released by the Packers last week after being beat out for the backup job by Vince Young. He had plenty of reps in the preseason, going 23-for-42 for 169 yards and an interception over three games.
Now what for the New York Jets? Well, they have less than two weeks to solve their big quarterback question before they face Tampa Bay on Sept. 8 in the regular-season opener.
The situation started as a mess and has turned into a disaster, all because of one hit in the fourth quarter of a game that Sanchez didn’t want to or expect to be apart of.
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.
David Garrard may be done with football, but that doesn’t mean he’s finished with the Jets.
Garrard is out of the Jets’ quarterback competition. A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Garrard plans to retire because of lingering knee issues.
The Jets’ quarterback competition just lost some luster — and a key component. According to multiple reports, David Garrard will not play for Gang Green in 2013.
After day one of minicamp, Jets’ quarterback Geno Smith gave himself an “F” Grade.
“Right now, it’s Sanchez, and that’s who we’re going with,” Holmes said Wednesday. “And we’re going to continue on this road until time permits.”
“What happened up there in New York last year was a joke, but then again so is their team,” Ditka said in a radio interview.
Johnson did acknowledge on Tuesday that fans should “be patient and have trust we’re doing the best thing for your team.” But on the other hand, he wants fans to know that there will be excitement in East Rutherford this coming season.
Mark Sanchez spoke for more than 20 minutes about the New York Jets’ crowded quarterback situation, saying all the right things throughout. Yes, he believes he’ll be the starter, and yes, he looks forward to the competition.