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.
Bowles: "Would be fair to say" that Geno Smith has solidified the No. 2 QB spot.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) September 2, 2016
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.
Cover 1, 4-man rush, shows off the arm and toughness. Gotta like that play. Petty, Robby, 6-0 #NYJ. #NYJvsPHI pic.twitter.com/P5VmqYBXHh
— Elite Sports NY (@EliteSportsNY) September 1, 2016