Rex Ryan confirmed today that Geno Smith will officially start the team’s third preseason game against the Giants on Saturday.
“I think he’s looked good,” Ryan said. “I’m excited to see him play.”
Mark Sanchez will also play in the game, Ryan said.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comNot much of a surprise here at this point. Smith has only taking a small amount of in-game snaps due to his ankle injury and the Jets are going to want to get as good a look as possible at Smith before the start of the season. We understand that the Jets are trying to make a determination at the quarterback spot and they are choosing between a veteran who struggles to protect the football and a rookie who is adjusting to a new type of offense and is dealing with an injury.
Woody Johnson just posted this photo on Instagram, with the caption “Working hard for Saturday”: