But Sanchez said Friday there’s no problem with the fact Smith decided not to come to his Jets West camp in California, a weekend team-building event for quarterbacks and skill position players.
Sanchez told the NFL Network’s Michelle Beisner that Smith was invited.
“Everyone was invited,” Sanchez said. “I sent out an email to everybody, some guys got back quicker than the others, but everybody was invited. It’s not a big deal that he is not here.”
In fairness, Sanchez shouldn’t encourage it. If he wants to make the team his own, he should want exclusive access to the players within it.
But whether Smith stays in Florida to work out or hangs out with the cool kids won’t matter if one outplays the other in the preseason.