After Geno Smith’s Knee Injury, Jets Have a Big QB Mess — Again
Gee, no Smith. No surprise.
Less than a quarter-and-a-half into his first start since 2014, New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith injured his right knee on a sack in Sunday’s 24-16 defeat of the visiting Baltimore Ravens.
Smith’s replacement — and New York’s starting passer before Sunday since Week 1 of last year, Ryan Fitzpatrick — not too subtly sounded off afterward at the Jets’ owner, GM and head coach for benching him in the first place.
All told, just another surreal Sunday in Jets world.
Smith actually wasn’t playing badly when he got hurt midway through the second quarter, with Baltimore ahead 13-7. He’d been sacked twice and completed just 4-of-8 passes, but he’d already thrown for nearly 100 yards (95) and connected with receiver Quincy Enunwa on a 69-yard scoring strike.
Then Smith’s right knee bent awkwardly when Baltimore’s Matthew Judon sacked him.
“Something just felt funny when I got up,” the oft-injured Smith said.