Sensing “a changing of the guard,” ESPN New York’s Rich Cimini stated on NFL Live that rookie Geno Smith may have gained a “slight edge” over bush league veteran Mark Sanchez in the Jets’ quarterback battle.
Likely of more significance, the 26-year-old Sanchez continues to embarrass and bang the pooch in training camp.
“If Mark (Sanchez) has more days like this, we could see a changing of the guard at QB,” said Cimini.
Leading the league with 52 turnovers over the last two seasons, Sanchez is hideously erratic and unreliable in the pocket.
In stark contrast to the used Trojan, Smith completed an extremely impressive 67.4 percent of his passes over 44 games in Morgantown.
The greatest quality a signal caller can possess is accuracy and Sanchez is incapable of competing with Smith in that vital category.
Once projected as a top-10 prize by many insiders, the 6-foot-2, 218 pound Smith is brimming with potential and clearly has a brighter future than the “Sanchize.”
With the swamps of Jersey in dire need of a facelift, Gang Green supporters should hope “Mark (Sanchez) has more days like this” to ensure Geno Smith is under center against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 8.by