The Jets still haven’t chosen their Week One starting quarterback, and coach Rex Ryan doesn’t know when they will.
Ryan said today that there’s no schedule for picking either Mark Sanchez or Geno Smith, other than that the Jets will choose a quarterback when they think they’re ready to choose a quarterback.
“When we feel good about it we’ll make that decision and we’ll see. But certainly we haven’t put a timetable on it, as far as naming a starting quarterback, but when we feel good about the decision as an organization, then we’ll make that decision,” Ryan said.
It’s safe to say Ryan’s choice will come some time before the Jets kick off their season against the Buccaneers at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 8, but other than that there’s no way to know when the decision will be made.
However, if Sanchez (whom Ryan is still describing as “day to day”) needs more than another week to recover from his injured shoulder, that will make Smith the starter by default. Ryan may not have a day in mind when he’ll pick the starter, but if Sanchez isn’t healthy enough to go next Sunday, that will make Ryan’s decision for him.