Another negative result of Jets-Giants imbroglio Dan Leberfeld
Mark Sanchez wasn’t the only player injured due to the handling of the quarterbacks in the Jets-Giants game, so was Big Blue safety Stevie Brown.
Jets quarterback Geno Smith overthrew a pass so badly in the first quarter, Brown, playing centerfield, grabbed an easy interception.
On the return, his leg got caught on the plastic field, and blew out a knee, and is done for the season.
If Sanchez had started this game, and the Jets used it as a dress rehearsal for the opener, as so often the case with the third preseason game, this injury probably doesn’t happen.
Whether you like Sanchez as a quarterback or not,, he clearly outplayed Smith this summer in the quarterback competition, and probably should have started the third game to help prepare the Jets’ offense properly for their opener against Tampa Bay.
Those who claim the competition was “too close to call,” were guilty of embellishment in my opinion.
Smith is a very raw quarterback, with a big upside, who isn’t ready to start yet. He’s a project right now.