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New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
Jets general manager John Idzik made it clear he’ll look at other quarterbacks this offseason. But it turns out Geno Smith will see a familiar face in the QB room. Backup Matt Simms, who was set to become an exclusive-rights free agent, has been signed through 2014. He’ll make $495,000 – the second-year minimum salary – next season, according to the league records. Despite the signings of veterans...Read more »
Geno Smith didn't have to wait long to find out his fate. The Jets rookie quarterback told reporters that he will, in fact, start Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders. Smith -- who was benched at the start of the second half of the Jets' 23-3 home-loss to Miami Sunday -- said he was informed of the coaching staff's decision by quarterbacks coach David Lee when he arrived at the team's facility...Read more »
Matt Simms predicted after getting upended trying to lunge for a first down in his NFL debut Sunday that he would be hearing from his father, Phil, afterward. He was right. "He was happy that I played hard but just wanted me to be a little smarter, I guess," Simms said. "I don't blame him. I understand." Simms said he suffered no ill effects from the play against the Bengals,...Read more »
Brady Quinn said he learned of David Garrard’s impending arrival on Wednesday. But after a full day to process the news and a day of practice with four quarterbacks on the field, Quinn isn’t sure exactly what to make of his future with the Jets. “They told us, ‘Hey, David was feeling better. He called and he wants to be re-evaluated. He wants to play again,” Quinn, 28, said Thursday. After years...Read more »
Even with Mark Sanchez sitting on the injured reserve list, the Jets’ quarterback situation still is an open question unless rookie starter Geno Smith gets a grip on the turnover situation. Smith has been responsible for 11 turnovers through four games, including eight interceptions. The quarterback competition in training camp only was resolved by the shoulder injury to Sanchez, not by their relative...Read more »