The never boring Jets found themselves in the spotlight when coach Todd Bowles announced that quarterback Geno Smith will be out for the next 6-10 weeks after a punch from now-former teammate IK Enemkpali broke his jaw during a locker room incident on Tuesday morning.
Bowles is the only member of the Jets organization to make comments to the media about Smith’s injury at this point, calling the disagreement between the two players “childish” and “something that sixth graders could have talked about” without resorting to violence. Bowles said he wouldn’t tell players not to discuss what happened, so the post-practice media scrums should be interesting.
Smith won’t be there, but he did post a stern-looking picture of himself on Instagram Tuesday afternoon with the caption “I’ll be back.”
The question of when he’ll be back won’t be answered for a while and we’ll also have to wait for an answer about what his role will be once he’s back. Should the Jets get off to a good start under Ryan Fitzpatrick, it won’t be easy to turn the offense back over to Smith if he’s spent two months away from the field while he heals.
This being the Jets, though, there’s a chance that a beard-related accident will knock Fitzpatrick out of the lineup well before that time.
[Photo credit: Geno Smith on Instagram]