Florham Park, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Jets will start Geno Smith
at quarterback for Monday’s game against the Miami Dolphins.
Smith, who started the first eight games this season, replaced Michael Vick
under center during this past Monday’s 38-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills, a
setback that dropped the Jets to 2-9.
Jets coach Rex Ryan made the decision and informed both quarterbacks Wednesday
Smith had been the Jets’ starter for the first 24 games of his career after
the team selected him in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He was
benched in the Week 8 loss to Buffalo after throwing three interceptions in
the first 10 minutes of the contest and Vick was named the starter the
Vick started the past three games for the Jets, leading the team to a victory
in Week 10 against Pittsburgh to end an eight-game losing streak. He struggled
in Monday’s game against the Bills, completing just 7-of-19 passes for 76
yards with an interception while being sacked five times.
Smith entered in the third quarter and connected on 10-of-12 throws for 89
yards while being sacked twice.
In nine games this season, Smith has thrown for 1,459 yards with seven
touchdowns and 10 interceptions.