Sanchez said after Friday’s practice that he believes he has done what he needs to do to show he can be the man for the Jets this season.
“I feel like I’m having a great camp,” Sanchez said. “My arms feel good, my legs feel good, I feel strong, I feel accurate, I feel like I’m in command.”
For his part, Smith didn’t want to get into evaluating the status of the quarterback competition.
“It’s up to the coaches,” Smith said. “I just evaluate myself. I don’t worry about any of that other stuff. I feel like, at this point, I’m at least close to where I should be. Am I perfect? No. But am I making good strides? Yes. As long as I stay on that track, I’ll be fine.”
Smith and Sanchez will get a chance to show what they can do in game-like situations on Saturday night, when the Jets have their Green & White scrimmage.