Originally posted on Turn On The Jets  |  Last updated 8/20/13
The New York Jets quarterback competition has received an expectedly high level of scrutiny and criticism. It has been a battle filled with conspiracy theories, poor facial hair decisions and an ankle injury. Yet, there is a good chance we will know who the Jets starting quarterback will be against Tampa Bay by this time next week. Many Jets fans have seem to forgotten that Geno Smith was a second round pick. He was a second round pick for a reason. “Not Being Mark Sanchez” isn’t enough to be handed the starting job. Do you really want another young quarterback coddled by this organization? Smith has had an up and down Summer and has thrown a grand total of seven passes in pre-season action after missing last week’s game with an ankle injury. All signs point to him starting this Saturday night against the New York Giants and likely seeing at least a half of action with the first unit. So what does he need to accomplish to make himself a viable option for week one? It is hard to pinpoint
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