David Nelson of the New York Jets confirmed today that the Jets are leaning towards Geno Smith as their starter.
“When the coaches say, ‘First-group offense,’ we know who’s walking in the huddle,” Nelson said Tuesday. “It’s not something that needs to be said. He’s the guy and we’re moving forward.”
Barring an injury, he will be the Jets’ opening-day quarterback, but the team isn’t willing to anoint him just yet. Rex Ryan confirmed the obvious, saying Geno has the edge.