Rex Ryan immediately named Geno Smith as his starting quarterback next week against the San Diego Chargers.
Rex on QB next week: "If Geno is healthy, then Geno Smith will start... I'm not going to replace him"— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) September 28, 2014
Rex Ryan: "I'm not going to replace Geno. I feel good about him." #nyj— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) September 28, 2014
I'll have more thoughts on this later, but given the lack of faith the coaching staff showed in Geno today with its game plan there is something of a disconnect here. The way the Jets approached this game on offense indicated the coaching staff has no faith in Geno. It seemed like they went out of their way to avoid throwing it until they fell way behind, and when they did throw they were fairly basic reads. If you have a backup quarterback you think is good enough to give $4 million, this is a situation you put him in.
This is Rex's decision, and it might be that he's decided to go down with the ship.