Just when it looked like things couldn’t get any worse for the New York Jets, this weekend happened. In the meaningless battle of New York, the Jets “won” their preseason game against the New York Giants despite three interceptions by Geno Smith. His horrid performance opened the door for Mark Sanchez to solidify the starting job in the Big Apple, but then he went down with an injury to this throwing shoulder.
X-rays on Sanchez’s shoulder were negative so there’s still hope the Jets’ quarterback situation will just be terrible instead of absolutely awful, but I wouldn’t plan any playoff trips anytime soon.
On the bright side, Sanchez was 5 of 6 for 72 yards in the exhibition before going down, but if he’s forced to miss time, nobody in New York is fond of the idea of Smith playing in the regular season…at all. It’s bad when a team is counting on Mark Sanchez to get healthy for the opener, but that’s life for Jets fans these days. Count your blessings if you root for any of the other 31 NFL teams.