Jets QB Mark Sanchez will start vs. Jaguars
For now, at least, Mark Sanchez remains atop the depth chart as starting quarterback for the New York Jets. The team has announced that Sanchez will start the Jets' Saturday preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The announcement is not at all that shocking considering the week that Geno Smith, Sanchez's competition for the starting spot, has had. Smith injured his right ankle during last week's exhibition against the Detroit Lions, limping off the field after falling to the ground untouched. Then came reports that the rookie had his worst day of practice since the beginning of camp, a performance coach Rex Ryan termed "brutal".
Smith was taken by the Jets in the first round of April's NFL draft, and is expected by many to take the reins from the veteran Sanchez, who's become a lightning rod for controversy through four up-and-down seasons in New York.
More from SB Nation:
This article originally appeared on SBNation.Click here for the full article »