Jun 11, 2013; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) and New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) during the New York Jets minicamp session at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

DISCUSSION TOPIC: New York Jets’ QB Competition, Post OTAs


It’s a topic that we are not going to be able to get away from until week one, or a decision is announced, which ever comes first. With that, we are going to keep with the debate, but a more obscure possibility that could happen. And, I want to hear what you guys and girls think.

The question stemmed upon what I was reading from the media members in attendance for the practice sessions. No, I am not saying I was charting their passes, because we all know that means very little. OK, it means nothing. But, what I found interesting is how the QBs really aren’t impressing anyone so far. Yes, it is early, but they have been quite the mediocre tandem so far.

That got me thinking, and I want to hear from you! What if the competition were to continue, and nobody moves ahead. Say we are through 3 weeks of preseason games, and the stats are nearly equal. Neither of the QBs are really taking hold of the offense, and haven’t distinguished themselves.

My question to you is, in that scenario, who do the Jets start? Does a tie go to the incumbent? Or is it time to make the changeover and turn the keys over to Geno in a tied situation.

Please sound off on this one below. I want to hear your opinions.

Tags: Jets Qb Competition Mark Sanchez New York Jets

  • Dustin Schrank

    Sanchez is already ruined so IMO toss him in and continue to develop Geno Smith until he shows improvement. With the current WRs and TEs I wouldn’t want to start a rookie anyways. I don’t think its possible for someone to hate the chez more than me but I say start him in that situation to give the future QB time to craft his game.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.willie.509 Joe Willie

      I hate Sanchez more then Hitler–on the football field playing for my team and ruining my favorite pastime the past 2 years—otherwise I hope he and his family enjoy the 50 million and live a long life.

    • Paul Newbold

      I agree Dustin. There’s no rush..let Sanchez earn his $$$ and let Smith adjust to the pros! And ban the first reporter from the locker room who asks a back up quarterback for a press conference!! Back ups need to be seen, not heard! LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.willie.509 Joe Willie

    –their practicing 7 on 7s with shorts and tee
    shirts on—HELLO and the 4 year starter looks like crap—let it play out–But I like u Alan–what else u gonna write about? lol

    • Paul Newbold

      Any one is going to look like crap with these receivers hands. Besides, Namath said Sanchez is the better fit for the Jets! LOL

      • Paul Newbold

        Please excuse my humor. But my man Namath just cracks me up!

        • TheJetPress

          He is an interesting dude that Namath when he wants to be.

          • Paul Newbold

            I have his autograph on a bar napkin…..imagine that! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.willie.509 Joe Willie

    just go to you tube and type in “Geno Smith 2012: Game Four ” -that’s our future which for Rex is NOW or he deserves what he gets.

  • Steven Psargias

    Sooner or later Geno will start.We all saw what sanchez can do.Even when the team was winning it wasn’t because of him playing great or even good.He’s a below average QB and that is not what the NY JETS need.We all wish it will be sooner than later for Geno to take over the O.Patience Jet fans patience. All in “sooner” due time.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.willie.509 Joe Willie

      3 rookie qbs took their teams to the playoffs last yr–As George Allen used to say–THE FUTURE IS NOW!

  • Piazza31nyj

    I am prepared to go to opening day vs Tampa bay. If mark is named starter for
    that game I will sell my tickets. I hate him and never want to see him take the field in a jets uniform ever again. If you are a Jets fan you’re rooting for Geno to
    win and that’s exactly how I feel.

  • TheJetPress

    You all are tough. Don’t sell your tix over it piazza…we need you. We need all of you out there. I don’t want to jump in here because you all are pretty regular readers so you know how I feel about Mark. Keep debating if you like.

  • Paul Newbold

    Hot Topic Indeed! For me, I’m really torn. I’ve never been a Sanchez fan ( I threw my beverage at the tv, draft day). I don’t believe he is the “incumbent”, so a tie doesn’t get resolved that way. I’m not sold on Geno Smith at this point, I have serious doubts he is the Jet future. Day 1 Start Sanchez (no reason to throw Geno to the dogs), hope he makes a decent showing for himself ( he may achieve some value on the trade market). Then either set a date for Geno, or if Sanchez falters, you get to see what we have. Its a rebuilding season, and with this receiving corp, I don’t expect much regardless!

    • Jetsluva

      WTF are you talking about. Geno started of with more physical talent than any QB we’ve had in a decade. He’s already clearly better than Sanchez, he just needs more time to learn the offense and get used to being under center. He’s faster, stronger arm, better pocket presence and more accurate than Sanchez. No question he’s the right QB for this team. He was hand picked by Marty who knows a thing or 2 about QB’s.

      • Paul Newbold

        Time will tell. I wish the kid the best, I’m rooting for him. That’s exactly why I said start Sanchez. Give the kid time to develop. Its not an easy transition for any QB, add to that a new offense, new players and the NY media……

  • Jetsluva

    Mark should be way out in front of this kid. He’s had 4 full seasons, extra time with the playbook and film room, private tutoring with Garcia on the WCO… The fact that Geno is playing him even shows you that he’s the better player and as he learns this totally new level of play and PRO offense, he’s gonna take the starting job. Mark is on borrowed time.

  • matr dontelli iii

    if the anticipated starting receivers continue to ride the stationary bikes instead of practicing and continue to drop passes when they get off the bikes maybe they should ride the bikes on the field and try to catch passes that way. if when the games start they’ve shown no substantial improvement then mark should start. you don’t throw geno out there with no weapons. goodson could tell you a thing or two about going out without weapons. last year was a complete and utter offensive disaster. sparano was incompetent as were the players. rex should have pulled sanchez halfway through the season, but didn’t. woodhead johnson decided instead of firing rex to give him basically one more chance. we’ll see if he learned anything. as bad as mark was he was seriously handicapped by the ineptitude of the entire offense, including the coordinator and head coach (i like rex and don’t like saying that about him but he did the offense no favors last year. if he doesn’t do better this year he’ll likely be fired, which i don’t want to see). if the season goes the way last one went then you put geno in at some point, maybe at the bye or maybe when that tough stretch ends in november. the only way the season should play out without geno seeing the field should be if we are in the playoff hunt up until the last weekend. on the other hand, if the receivers start to look like nfl quality receivers during the preseason and if mark hasn’t shown anything then you can start geno, but only if it looks like he’s gonna have help. in the meantime the fans should be rooting for whoever the coaching staff puts on the field. if they play like crap then you boo them, but you don’t boo them this year for last year’s performance. if your idea of fanhood is going to the games and booing someone before they screw up then maybe it’s best to stay home.