It’s not official yet. But Geno Smith wants the world to know he is ready to be the starting quarterback for the New York Jets. Because of his injured right shoulder, Mark Sanchez has not been participating in Jets practice sessions. Online oddsmakers say that injury may keep him on the sidelines for the first games of the regular season. Speaking before a YouWager news source, Smith said, ”If my chance is Sunday, I’m going to go out there with the intent to lead my team to victory and that’s just the way it is.”
While Sanchez promises his shoulder is getting better every day, Smith says he will not hold anything back in his NFL regular season debut. He told YouWager’s source, ”I’m always going to play like that, be aggressive. I’m never going to hesitate, never going to shy away from anything and just go out there and play ball.”
For backup, New York recently signed veteran Brady Quinn. Head coach Rex Ryan said he didn’t think that Sanchez would be out for the season. ”That’s certainly not what we’re looking at right now,” he said.
Geno Smith is also dealing with an injury. Smith told YouWager’s source his sprained ankle is nearly “100 percent.”
The last time YouWager’s NFL football wagering fans saw Smith behind center, in a matchup against the New York Giants in Week 3 of preseason, he threw three interceptions and took a safety when the New York Giants pushed him back, past the end zone.
Smith claims he can shake that off. He told YouWager’s source, ”Well, it’s easy to move past a game like that. As a quarterback, physically, I think I’ve always been ready, I think I have some things that, which is the reason why they drafted me here, to bring some of that stuff to the table.”
Coach Ryan would not commit, publicly to any quarterback questions. He said, ”There’s a lot of factors that go into all those type of things, but if Mark’s healthy, then, yes, I would say he would be part of this football team.”
Sanchez tried to appear philosophical about the timing of his injury. ”You never want to be injured, especially when things are going well, things are heading in the right direction,” Sanchez told YouWager’s source. ”It’s just too bad that had to happen.”
Some sportsbook bettors, frustrated with the New York Jets in the 2012 NFL football betting season, will be glad to see major changes on the team’s active roster. Especially on offense. Something has to happen, they say. Coach Rex Ryan, like the Jets, is serious trouble. He may have to find new ways to put points on the board if he wants to keep his job. New York actually has the talent to mount one of the better defenses in the league this season. But the offense? Still too many questions, Internet wagering analysts say.
If Geno Smith’s confidence is any indication, things are looking up for the Jets. ”At this point, I’m ready for it,” he said.