We’ll have to wait on news of the Jets’ starting quarterback for Saturday’s game vs. Jacksonville.
According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Jets coach Rex Ryan indicated Tuesday that he’s yet to pick a starter for the club’s second preseason game.
Mark Sanchez started the club’s preseason opener at Detroit, completing 10-of-13 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown. However, he was intercepted on a screen pass by Lions rookie defensive end Ezekiel Ansah, who returned it for a score.
Rookie Geno Smith, competing with Sanchez for the starting job, completed 6-of-7 passes for 45 yards at Detroit. He suffered a minor ankle injury in the 26-17 loss to the Lions, but he’s played through it this week.
According to Mehta, Ryan indicated Tuesday that Smith’s health is a “factor” in the decision on who starts Saturday.