Schein: Super Bowl XLVIII forecast
Adam Schein predicts each conference's rep in New Jersey -- and picks a winner. (Popular opinion need not apply.) More ...
According to Rapoport, there is a growing understanding that rookie quarterback Geno Smith will start Sept. 8 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Smith was held out of the Jets' preseason finale against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night, though he was moving well while going through pregame warmups with quarterbacks coach David Lee.
Either way, the door now is wide open for Smith. The rookie is a safe bet to hold onto the starting job if he can lead the team without calamity against the Bucs. We'll see about that.