The Jets didn't get that opportunity after Smith rolled his right ankle early in the third quarter of the preseason opener. The rookie quarterback escaped pressure, but he twisted his ankle to the inside at the tail end of a scramble.
"Trust me, I've been through a lot worse than that," Sanchez said of his pick-six during the broadcast, via Jane McManus of ESPNNewYork.com.
Handicapping the quarterback battle, Sanchez appeared to gain ground at Smith's expense Friday night. The veteran will have a chance to gain even more momentum if Smith's injury keeps him out for an extended period.