Naming a QB: Sooner or Later?

Naming a QB:  Sooner or Later?

Rex Ryan was pressed at yesterday’s presser on when he’s going to name a starting QB.  The head coach has said previously that he’s going to let it play out, but last night he needs to see “LIVE” play, meaning he wants the pre-season games to do the talking.

Jets coach Rex Ryan made it clear Wednesday he expects the quarterback competition between incumbent Mark Sanchez and rookie challenger Geno Smith to extend into the summer.

“I don’t think we’re close to that right now,” Ryan said when asked if the Jets could name a starting signalcaller by the end of next week’s three-day mandatory mini-camp, which will run from Tuesday to Thursday. Nor would he say if either Sanchez or Smith has the upper hand in the race at this point.

“It’s way too early to say,” Ryan said when asked if one of the two had taken the lead. via

With the wide receivers on the shelf (ALL FOUR OF THEM), how could he possibly name a starter now?  The stats of both Geno Smith and Mark Sanchez for mini-camps and OTAs are abysmal,  but how much of that is really the QB’s fault vs. the wide receivers?


Want my gut feeling?  I know, I know, it’s EARLY, but if you FORCED me to make a prediction on who will be the starter for game 1 vs. the bucs:  It’s going to be MARK SANCHEZ.  Book it.

  • Iain Bartholomew

    If they have a genuine competition it’ll be Sanchez. If it’s weighted in Geno’s favour there’s not much Mark can do.

  • Tracy Crum

    Mark has had 4 full seasons of experience, months of time with the playbook and access to Marty, paid tutoring with Garcia in how to play in the WCO and still he doesn’t look substantially better than Rookie Geno

    Smith!!! It’s gonna be Geno. I just think Geno is MUCH more talented and as he gets more comfortable he’s gonna pass by Mark.

  • jaspegz

    i agree e