But it appears that whatever the long-term implications of a quarterback change might be there, the short-term questions are moot.
That opens the door for Smith to start (which he may have done anyway).
That opens the door for questions about the future if he plays well (which he could).
That opens the door for questions about the future if he doesn’t (which he also could).
But for the moment, the health questions will keep the Jets coaching staff from having to make the hard call.