Aug 9, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) his is ankle examined after limping off the field in the third quarter of a preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Geno Smith Out Tonight Against the Jaguars

This just in, maybe Smith’s injury is still significant. At least significant enough to keep him out of the lineup.

Just moments ago, the Jets announced that Geno Smith will not play at all in tonight’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mark Sanchez will play the first half, and Matt Simms and/or Greg McElroy will play the second half. Greg had his ankle taped up, but was seen on the field warming up for tonight’s game.

I guess we can remove the conspiracy theories, saying that Geno Smith was not named the starter so Mark Sanchez can win the starting job by default. Even though Geno practiced all week, if he is not ready to even play tonight, he certainly couldn’t have started.

To the chagrin of most Jets’ fans, this could be the night that Mark Sanchez salts away the quarterback competition. But, he has to make no stupid mistakes. We will see if that happens in just a couple of hours.

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  • Bennny K

    So far, Sanchez has not proven he deserves to be the starter. #halftime@JETS

    • TheJetPress

      He’s been very Mark…flashes of brilliance, flashes of Markness

      • Bennny K

        Brilliance might be a slight overstatement.

        • TheJetPress

          haha true….ok decentness

  • matr dontelli iii

    i would play greg and geno next week. i wouldn’t even play mark. it’s clear what we’re gonna get from mark. even in the west coast, get rid of the ball quickly offense, he doesn’t. let geno and greg split the time with and against the starters and see if either of them are worthy of starting and if not then they can start mark. we don’t need to see more to know what we’re gonna get. that series before the half showed us everything we need to see. if the other guys can’t do better then we have to live with mark’s seven for us seven for them play and depend on the defense, if they others can do better we need for them to prove it. how do you get the ball at the three yard line before the half, down three points and not score? sheesh! i surrender!

    • TheJetPress

      I don’t think we will see much of Mark on Sat night against the Giants, if any at all. This will be Geno’s night.