New York Jets legend Joe Namath gets all over Geno Smith for not playing through a knee injury against the Baltimore Ravens.Oh no, Joe … you didn’t.
New York Jets legendary quarterback — a man who’s mainly responsible for making the Super Bowl the worldwide phenomenon it is today — is creating controversy.
In the Jets 24-16 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, starting quarterback Geno Smith left the game due to a knee injury. He left and did not return.
Namath, a man who knows a thing or two about knee injuries, chimed in on Twitter:
If you've got a right knee injury keeping you out of the game why are you standing on the sideline the entire 2nd half? How bad can it be?
— Joe Namath (@RealJoeNamath) October 23, 2016
If there’s one thing we know around these parts, it’s that nobody should ever question somebody’s injury. Despite outward appearances, nobody ever truly understands how bad an injury is. It’s just an impossibility that one must accept.
Obviously, Namath took another approach.
Not only does Geno have to live with the disappointment of getting injured in his first start in over two years, but he has to deal with Namath’s comments now.