Geno Smith rumors have the New York Jets close to naming him the starting quarterback. Smith as the Jets starting quarterback makes the most sense, especially with the shoulder injury that incumbent Mark Sanchez is dealing with. According to a report from ESPN on Friday (August 30), Sanchez could end up missing several weeks rather than just a few days as originally reported.
This is the opening that the rookie has needed all preseason and now the job might be his permanently. Smith looks to open the regular season with a Week One game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. If he finds success in his first professional game, the front office might not want to revert back to Sanchez after that. For Jets head coach Rex Ryan, it might even be helpful that the decision has been taken out of his hands.
Even with the prospect that Sanchez won't be available for the regular season opener, Ryan hasn't named his official starting quarterback. This leaves him an "out" if Smith doesn't perform well and gives the coach an easy way to take a step back from giving the reigns of the team over to a rookie.
These Geno Smith rumors indicate that the rookie is just one small step from being named the New York Jets starting quarterback. He just needs to stick to the game plan against Tampa Bay, limit his mistakes on the field, and talk up the team in the post game press conference. If he can lead the team to a win, the fans might not even let Ryan put Sanchez back on the field.
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