It comes as somewhat of a surprise, but Mark Sanchez will start with the ones against Jacksonville, playing through the first half of the game. The announcement was made official by the team this afternoon.
Geno Smith, who has been practicing with with an ankle injury he sustained in the Jets' first preseason game, is not even a confirmed player in the match-up. Ryan declined to answer if Smith would play—this, coming off a "brutal," three interception practice.
Still, both Sanchez and Smith have played very, very even in practices. In my mind, the question still remains when will Smith start, as opposed to 'if.'
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