Ryan now believes the organization should move forward with Smith. This also coincides with the realization that Smith could start in Week 1 because of Sanchez's shoulder injury, according to Rapoport.
There was some contention on how much influence Idzik had on who won the starting job -- his hand-picked quarterback or the shaky incumbent.
Growing pains for Smith will be expected, especially with so few offensive weapons. However, the Jets have little choice but to let him learn on the job.
After the Jetscut Greg McElroy on Saturday, Matt Simms -- who enjoyed a splendid close to the preseason -- will be the No. 3 quarterback, with Sanchez, when he returns from injury, as the backup. At this point, it seems clear that Sanchez's ludicrous contract continues to keep him on the Jets' roster.