On his final play as the Jets’ quarterback in Saturday night’s preseason game against the Giants, Geno Smith paid tribute to Dan Orlovsky.
With the Jets at their own 1-yard line, Smith dropped back to pass, rolled out and stepped over the end line for a safety, in a move reminiscent of Orlovsky’s boneheaded play in 2008.
That was the last play of the night for Smith, who started and played into the fourth quarter. Once Smith left he was replaced by Mark Sanchez, whose first drive ended when he fumbled a snap and the Giants recovered. The shotgun snap was good, but Sanchez simply failed to catch it.
Given tonight’s performance, it’s tough to say who deserves to win the Jets’ quarterback competition. Actually, it’s easy to say: Neither Smith nor Sanchez looks good enough to start in the NFL. Unfortunately, the Jets don’t have any other options.