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

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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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