Jets | Matt Simms not a threat to Geno Smith
Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:57:36 -0700
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said that QB Matt Simms isn't a threat to steal QB Geno Smith's starting job. "Well, I think there are a lot of guys that like Simms, I don't think there's any doubt, but to say as our starting quarterback? I don't see that," Ryan said. "Again, I'm obviously saying that that couldn't happen, but we see Geno as our starting quarterback now, and that's how we see it. We like Matt -- or Phil, if you want." The Jets are happy with Smith's play, other than some miscues, and have acknowledged that he will go through his bumps and bruises as part of the learning experience.
Smith will likely have a long leash, since the Jets see him as the future starter at QB in the long run. Starting him for fantasy purposes would be foolish, though.
Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini