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Jets insider Brian Costello reports that QB Mark Sanchez isn't expected to be ready to play until at least Week 3.  That shoulder injury is clearly more serious than the Jets have been letting on.  Sanchez still hasn't resumed throwing.  QB Geno Smith will have at least 2 games to put a stamp on the starting job.  Sanchez's Jets career might be over.

The New York Daily News reports that Jets coaches and front-office decision makers agree that the team should move forward with QB Geno Smith as the starter.  That refers not only to the time that Mark Sachez misses while getting over his shoulder injury, but even after he returns.  Smith completed 16 of his 30 passes for 199 yards, 1 TD and 3 INTs in his lone preseason appearance.  We're not at all interested in the Jets rookie for 2013 fantasy football purposes.

The Jets have refused to formally announce a starter, but NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that OC Marty Mornhinweg prefers QB Geno Smith to QB Mark Sanchez.  Neither proved overly impressive in preseason action, but Sanches did outplay the rookie before hurting his throwing shoulder in the 3rd contest.  This looks like a bad situation on all fronts -- one likely to hurt team chemistry during the season and one that fantasy football owners should avoid.

Jets QB Mark Sanchez is unlikely to be ready for Week 1, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.  Sanchez still hasn't thrown since injuring his shoulder last weekend.  That means the Jets will be forced to go with Geno Smith under center in the season opener against the Bucs.  The rookie can hang on to the starting job as long as he doesn't self-destruct.  Of course, neither Smith nor Sanchez belongs on your fantasy roster.

Jets QB Geno Smith won't play in Thursday's preseason finale.  The rookie could certainly use some work after tossing 3 INTs in the last exhibition.  With QB Mark Sanchez (shoulder) also out, QB Matt Simms will get the start.  In other words, we won't learn anything about the Jets' QB competition.  We're guessing Sanchez will start Week 1 if he's medically cleared.  If not, it'll be Smith.

Jets QB Mark Sanchez avoided a serious shoulder injury.  The team is calling it a "bruised right shoulder joint."  That's the good news.  The bad news is that Sanchez has been ruled out for the preseason finale.  That'll give QB Geno Smith another chance to prove capable of handling the Week 1 starting job.  We'll see how the rookie fares after tossing 3 picks in the 3rd exhibition.

And you thought the Jets QB situation couldn't get any worse!  It sure did on Saturday night.  Geno Smith started the game and proceeded to toss 3 INTs.  One was thrown behind the intended receiver and the other 2 were awful decisions.  Smith also ran out of the back of the end zone for a safety.  Then Mark Sanchez entered and injured his throwing shoulder.  He was in obvious pain and left the field with a giant wrap on the shoulder.  We'll see how serious the injury is.  Sanchez was looking like the favorite for the Week 1 starting job after Smith's performance.  But the Jets might now be forced to go with the rookie.  Regardless, it's a situation to avoid in fantasy drafts.

Jets QB Mark Sanchez left Saturday night's game with an apparent injury to this throwing shoulder.  Sanchez didn't enter the game until the 4th quarter, when he got hurt on a hit by Giants DT Marvin Austin.  Sanchez held his shoulder and left the field after a brief outing.  He has been the front-runner in the Jets' QB competition but sat as rookie Geno Smith started the team's 3rd exhibition contest.  We'll see if this issue is serious enough to sway the battle in Smith's favor.  Of course, Smith did nothing to earn the job, throwing 3 INTs in his lone preseason start.  Rich Cimini of ESPN New York said Sanchez wasn't even expecting to play Saturday night because he had already locked up the starting gig.

Jets QB Geno Smith will start Saturday's preseason game against the Giants.  Teams treat the 3rd exhibition as the regular season dress rehearsal, so this is just another sign that the Jets want their rookie to win the starting job.  At this point, it's a question of when Smith will take over this season, not if.  His rushing ability will give him added fantasy value.  But with New Yorks' thin and unproven group of pass-catchers, Smith will struggle to emerge as anything more than a backup for your squad.

Jets insider Manish Mehta reports that QB Geno Smith is expected to start the team's 3rd preseason game, "barring a setback with his ankle."  Mark Sanchez is the current favorite to be under center for the season opener, but the Jets clearly want to give their rookie a fair crack to win the gig.  If he turns in an impressive performance against the Giants on Saturday, Smith could vault back into the lead.  From a fantasy perspective, we'd rather see Smith get the nod.  His rushing ability would at least give him a hint of fantasy appeal.

Jets rookie QB Geno Smith returned to the field Monday after sitting out the 2nd preseason game.  He reportedly struggled in team drills, completing just 1 of 6 passes.  HC Rex Ryan still says the team hasn't settled on a starter yet, though.  Incumbent QB Mark Sanchez played well against the Jaguars but also threw an end-zone INT.

QB Mark Sanchez will start the team's 2nd preseason game on Saturday. It's unclear if that's a reflection of his standing in the QB battle or the fact that Geno Smith is questionable to play with his bum ankle.  The rookie has struggled in practice this week.  If Sanchez can string together a 2nd straight halfway decent performance this weekend, he could be in the driver's seat for the Week 1 starting job.  He'd still only be keeping the seat warm for Smith, though.  This continues to be a situation to stay away from in fantasy drafts.

Rex Ryan and Marty Mornhinweg has always seemed like a strange marriage.  The Jets HC is old school, preferring to win with a strong defense and running game.  But Mornhinweg, hired as OC this offseason, is a pass-first play-caller.  It sounds like the Jets are already struggling to find an offensive identity.  After they threw it 42 times and ran it just 16 in the preseason opener, Ryan talked about needing to run more.  "You never want to have just [16] rushes -- or whatever it was in a game," Ryan said. "You don't want that."   Mornhinweg, meanwhile, thought the run/pass ratio was just fine.  "Who said you need to be balanced?" Mornhinweg asked rhetorically. "You score points throwing the ball."  Based on personnel, the Jets should be a run-first team with RB Chris Ivory behind a solid offensive line.  We'll see if Mornhinweg adjusts his play-calling.

Jets QB Geno Smith practiced on Sunday after tweaking his ankle in Friday night's preseason opener.  Smith knows he can't afford to miss time if he's going to win the Week 1 starting job.  QB Mark Sanchez was better in the 1st exhibition, completing 10 of 13 passes for 125 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT. Smith finished 6 of 7 for 47 yards.  The rookie should be ready for the team's 2nd preseason game on Saturday.

Jets QB Geno Smith expects to play in the team's 2nd preseason game after exiting the 1st with a right ankle injury.  “I told the trainers I want to go back to practice on Monday and I expect to play in our next game,” Smith said. “We’ll take it day by day. It feels a bit sore right now, but I’m pretty sure it will get better.”  The rookie was walking without a limp after the game, and X-rays came back negative.  It sounds like he avoided a serious injury, but any missed practice time will hurt his chances of winning the Week 1 starting job.  Smith finished 6 of 7 for 47 yards on Friday night, leading the offense to just 2 first-downs in 4 possessions.  QB Mark Sanchez tossed a pick-6 on his 1st series but rebounded to finish 10 of 13 for 125 with 1 TD and that INT.  

Jets QB Geno Smith left Friday night's game early after rolling his right ankle and falling awkwardly.  The New York Daily News reports that trainers checked him on the sideline and had him jog on it a bit but that Smith then headed to the locker room.  The rookie completed 6 of his 7 pass attempts for 47 yards before leaving.  We'll pass along an update on the ankle when we see one.

Jets HC Rex Ryan announced that QB Mark Sanchez will start the team's preseason opener on Friday night.  It's no surprise that the Jets are giving the nod to their veteran.  Most reports out of camp have rookie Geno Smith as the better QB early on, though.  And he's expected to see action with the starters on Friday, too.  This battle will be won and lost in preseason action.  Our money is still on Smith being under center for Week 1.

The Jets released their initial depth chart with QB Mark Sanchez and QB Geno Smith listed as co-starters.  It's the same move Philly made with its QBs and that plenty of other teams do at positions such as RB.  The listing shows that the team isn't ready to name either QB a front-runner in their competition.  That's particularly noteworthy for Sanchez, who is the incumbent and has history with HC Rex Ryan.

Jets QB Geno Smith started over Mark Sanchez in the team's intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday.  That might mean the rookie is in the lead for the starting job.  It might not.  Smith was the better QB in the scrimmage, though.  He completed 9 of 16 passes for 77 yards.  Sanchez went 6 of 11 for 93 yards and an INT.  "This is really the beginning stages of the competition," HC Rex Ryan said. “I think it’ll be interesting when we go to Detroit (on Friday for the first preseason game)."  It sure feels like Smith is in the driver's seat.  If he just holds his own in exhibition games, he should be under center for the Jets in Week 1.

Jets rookie QB Geno Smith's performance was inconsistent this spring.  But OC Marty Mornhinweg insists he's "way ahead of the pace of a normal rookie."  Mornhinweg believes Smith's athleticism will allow him to make an impact early on, even if his mechanics need work.  "Guys that are quite skilled sometimes get away with some mechanical (flaws) in a game," Mornhinweg explained. "They're just so good athletically that they get away with them for a period of time and then they get better and better and better and better... Geno is an excellent athlete. He's really progressed at a high level. He's done this fast and it's because he put in the hard work both on and off the field in preparation."  Mornhinweg added that it's "up to Geno" whether he wins the Week 1 starting job.  For our take on the situation, check out our AFC Training Camp Battles.

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