Smith returned to practice this week, only to have the ankle flare up following an ugly four-interception session Wednesday. Coach Rex Ryan acknowledged that Smith wasn't "close to 100 percent" before announcing that Sanchez and the starters would play the entire first half against the Jaguars.
The two quarterbacks have produced almost identical numbers in training camp, but if Sanchez shines against the Jaguars, the Jets would have a tough time handing Smith the start in Week 3. It's looking more and more like Sanchez's job to lose, especially if Geno can't get on the field.The Around The League Podcast is now available on iTunes! Click here to listen and subscribe.