New York Jets: Todd Bowles Confirms Geno Smith As No. 2
Bill Streicher, USATSI

Finally, after weeks of anticipation, New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles has confirmed Geno Smith as the backup quarterback.

Finally, and again, the man has spoken.

New York Jets second-year head coach Todd Bowles has confirmed that Geno Smith will be the squad’s backup quarterback.

For some fans, speculation has been running wild for quite some time about this very topic. Bryce Petty finished the preseason 32-of-56 for 481 yards, three touchdowns and one interception, prompting these fans to become intrigued by the No. 2 role.

Geno wasn’t overly impressive but maintained the faith of the entire coaching staff throughout.

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We, here, at Elite Sports NY, have been harping on the notion the Jets would keep four QBs heading into Week 1. And now that it appears Petty’s shoulder is banged up – as an MRI revealed no structural damage – the Jets are all but locked into the four QB model.

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