Now that the storm has calmed and things appear somewhat normal in East Rutherford, New Jersey, there is one question that still remains. Who will be the New York Jets starting quarterback?
There have been smaller fields in the Kentucky Derby than the Jets’ quarterback competition. The depth chart ballooned to six last Friday when they selected Smith, the former West Virginia star, in the second round. There was immediate speculation that Sanchez could be released.
The Jets’ coach, who hasn’t been the primary play caller since his first season, 2009, said Tuesday at the NFL meetings in Phoenix that he will handle the job.
Darrelle Revis was stunned that general manager John Idzik did not dismiss trade rumors involving the star New York Jets cornerback on Idzik’s first day on the job. Now Revis is explaining why, and it’s clear he’s still irritated about it.
Rex Ryan has stated that Mark Sanchez will continue to be the starter for the New York Jets. It is unclear whether Tim Tebow will become more prominent in the playcalling this week, after being noticeable absent during some key situations in Monday Night’s Game.
This week’s game could just as easily be billed as Revis vs. Moss as the two have exchanged enough trash talking to cover both teams – and then some. We all know that Revis doesn’t think too highly of Moss and I’m sure that the feeling is mutual, but there are more elements to this game than these two superstars.
The AFC East is usually dominated by the Patriots, but 2009 saw both the Dolphins and the Jets give reigning champs a run for their money. With the transactions made by the Jets and Dolphins this offseason, it looks like both teams are taking their chance at a division title very seriously. The AFC East is now home to potentially the best team in the NFL, but it might not be who you think.