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As certain as the sun rises in the East each morning, you can count on the New York Jets to cause a controversy at the NFL Draft. Never failing to disappoint, the Jets did just that on Friday evening by selecting West Virginia QB Geno Smith. Smith fell right through the first-round on Thursday and was prepared to return home on Friday but ultimately changed his mind. Internet rumors started buzzing on Friday morning that the Jets would be taking a hard look at Smith with the 39th selection overall.
The Jets got on the clock and pulled the trigger on yet another quarterback, perhaps signalling the end of the Mark Sanchez experiment. New York gave Sanchez an ill-advised contract extension and are on the hook for nearly $9 million this season regardless of Sanchez’s fate.
The move is curious one however. Head coach Rex Ryan is a lame duck this season and might be gone after this season. He cannot be thrilled with the possibility of heading into a pivotal season with a rookie quarterbac...
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Count former coach and current NFL analyst Bill Cowher among those in the camp who believe that it's not time to give up on Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez just yet.
We reported this weekend that it looks like Mark Sanchez’s days as a Jet are numbered. It looks like that might not be the case just yet.
According to Bob Glauber of Newsday, the Jets plan on keeping Sanchez on the roster heading into the preseason.
League source: #Jets expected to retain QB Mark Sanchez into preseason, let him compete for starting job. Sanchez to show up for...
Even though the New York Jets drafted Geno Smith in the second round of this year’s NFL draft, general manager John Idzik claims that Mark Sanchez will get to compete.
“What this means for Mark is competition,” said Idzik, per ProFootballTalk.com.
Idzik was then asked if there are plans to cut him, like ESPN reported.
“There are plans to let him compete,” he replied.
COMING TO AN END
The Jets' selection of Geno Smith could lead to the team releasing quarterback Mark Sanchez despite the salary cap hit.
After enduring one of the most embarrassing descents in NFL Draft history, prolific West Virginia University quarterback Geno Smith was chosen with the 39th overall pick by the New York Jets on Friday. The 22-year-old Smith, who ran the 40-yard dash in 4.59 seconds at the NFL Combine in February, was projected as a top-10 pick by many insiders. To pacify the native Floridian, elite...
BOOM goes the dynamite. The New York Jets pull the trigger on a guy that falls into their lap.
The selection of Geno Smith may spell the end for quarterback Mark Sanchez, possibly being cut before June 1st, as the Jets may just bite the bullet with the cap hit.
That's all speculation for now, but Smith does join the New York Jets after expecting to be drafted early...
Geno Smith's surprising slide through the NFL draft stopped in the second round with the New York Jets.
The former West Virginia star, considered by many to be the top quarterback available in this year's draft, was taken with the seventh pick in the second round, 39th overall, Friday night. He could be the future replacement for Mark Sanchez.
Smith went from looking embarrassed...
Former New York Jets wide receiver Wayne Chrebet had the unenviable task of announcing the team's 39th pick in front of the raucous Jets faithful inside Radio City Music Hall Friday night. And, even before the fan favorite finished the name "Geno Smith," loud strains of mostly boos from the stunned crowd swept throughout the massive concert hall.
Smith was labeled...
The dust has finally settled on the New York Jets draft weekend. Since Thursday night there have been eight additions to the team’s roster, including six draft picks. We will individually spend time in the film room to break down each draft selection in-depth (and Chris Ivory) in the coming weeks. However, let’s round everything up to cap off the weekend.
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New York, NY - After falling out of the first round, former West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith almost packed it up and went home for Round 2. Almost.Now, he's in New York City to stay.With the seventh pick in the second round (39th overall) the New York Jets took Smith to add to an all ready crowded quarterback situation that still includes Mark Sanchez, David Garrard, Tim...
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New York Jets quarterbacks Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, and some of the other Jets players are getting some work in down on Shields Field at Fairleigh Dickinson University. In typical Tebow fashion, he’s practicing shirtless. Are the Jets really prepared to be held hostage for another season by this guy?-TO
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Friday was either a very good day or a very, very bad day to be named Sanchez in the sports world, as Sanchez stars from New York to Detroit to St. Louis had some of the best and worst evenings in the history of professional athletics.
There was more to boo than there was to cheer for the Sanchez contingent, but for the sake of keeping things light off the bat, we'll start with...
Geno Smith drafted by the New York Jets
Geno Smith is the newest member of the New York Jets.
After waiting the entire day and eventually slipping out of the first round of the draft, Smith returned to Radio City Music Hall, Friday, to hear his name called and realize his dream.
Smith joins a crowded quarterback corp that includes starter Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, and...
BY DAN BEGNOCHE & NICK ST. DENISThe first day of the 2013 NFL Draft was uneventful for Geno Smith. Day 2 made up for it.After going defense twice in the first round, the New York Jets flipped the switch with their early second-round pick in nabbing the West Virginia quarterback.As Smith took the stage following New York's incredibly surprising move, he wasted no time giving...