Report: Rex is on board with Geno Smith now


The conventional wisdom was that Mark Sanchez’s best chance at keeping the Jets starting quarterback job was his familiarity with coach Rex Ryan.

But it seems that Ryan may have seen enough.

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, citing sources, reports that Ryan is on board with General Manager John Idzik that it’s time to move on from Sanchez, and that “Ryan believes that Smith is the better option if healthy.”

Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg was previously on that train as well, which helps knowing they can build a plan around the limitations of a rookie.

Of course, Sanchez’s injury situation makes it a moot point for Week One, since he wasn’t expected to return for the opener because of his shoulder injury.

But this report says that Ryan was prepared to make Smith his starter before an ankle injury sidelined him in the preseason, which was followed by a “brutal” practice and some improved performances by Sanchez.

The whole thing smacks of Ryan realizing his own future is on the line this year, and that going with Smith at least gives him a chance to extend it. The next set of questions will be what they do with Sanchez, and whether it’s worth hanging onto an $8 million backup.

25 responses to “Report: Rex is on board with Geno Smith now

  1. If The GM,OC and Head Coach want to move on from Sanchez. Best thing to do is cut him out right. He serves no purpose on the roster then. You turn the keys of the car over to Geno Smith, maybe sign a veteran QB that comes loose like a Vince Young or Brady Quinn and let Simms be the 3rd QB.

  2. How is the franchise a joke because they are moving on from a bad quarterback to a 2nd round pick as starter.

    Anything the Jets do is labeled as bad. The Pats and Niners cut draft picks. It’s an embarassment of riches and smart and fair.. The Jets cut draft picks, Failed regime moves.

    This report is coming from the same guy who labeled the Jets idiots if they considered cutting their 4th string QB Greg McElroy.

  3. The Jets are so bad and disorganized they are beginning to make Buffalo look good, and that is so very hard to do

  4. Now maybe we can move on to a new jets story. Unless of course we are going to get multiple sob stories about how bad Sanchez had his feelings hurt.

  5. Patriots, Bills & Dolphin fans are on board with Geno Smith too.

    We are also on board with Mark Sanchez too !

  6. kcfan- you have the nerve to speak on the jets? even with our “circus” we went 6-10, which is 300% more wins than kc..please keep quiet in the cellar.

  7. It’s really getting old with the clown car crap.. Pats pick up Tebow and then release him no jokes there.. Packers bring in a head case QB then drop him “no joke there.. What’s there clown car Posse of RB’s going to look like?? Sign one cut one.. Bills start and undrafted QB because their stud (at least that’s what the press tells us he is) QB has a boo boo. How many other story lines out there that are a lot funnier than the JETS.. Hey anyone here abut the Raiders.. Pryor, Pleeeese… It’s no question we are going to suck this year.. No question.. RELEASE SANCHEZ, EAT THE $$$ AND SHOW SOME BALLS AND DIRECTION…. JUST SAYIN..

  8. Tebow > Smith > Sanchez

    Good thing they really took a chance to see if Tebow could win them games. When he was given the chance, he certainly was good enough to beat the Steelers and Jets in the playoffs.

    Such a joke

  9. ok now I believe Ryan is the king of burning bridges. Lets just say (hypothetically) Geno goes in and stinks it up- not just rookie bad but real bad. What is Ryan going to do then? Hey Mark, I know I said in the press that its time to move on from you but do you think you can do me a solid and save my job?

  10. It is what it is. I think they should keep doing what they been doing, why not? it is in my team best interest. Bill

  11. One can only HOPE that Oakland has some interest in Sanchez.. That would prevent firstroyal’s scenario…. Pleeeeeeese, Sanchez needs to be in the “Black Hole” Pleeeeeeese.

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