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As JetNation Turns: QB Edition

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If you are a fan of the New York Jets, you are well aware that, there is never a dull moment.  Last year the QB situation took center stage with all the Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez talk.  This year is proving to be interesting as well when it comes to the quarterback situation.  The cast of characters may have changed but the drama surrounding the quarterbacks remains.

On this quarterback only episode of As JetNation turns we have:

Greg McElroy: He was hurt in camp (ankle and knee), then the Jets cut him.  The College GameDay broadcast team contacted him with a job offer.  He followed that up with an injury settlement from the Jets and then ended up on the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad.

Matt Simms:  The son of NY Giants QB Phil Simms started training camp as the #4 man on the depth chart.  He made the most of every opportunity he received in the preseason and he received good news on roster cut down day.  Nobody came knocking on his door and the former Don Bosco Prep star made the team.

Graham Harrell: Graham we hardly even knew ya.  He was signed on 8/28 and was an insurance policy in the 4th preseason game.  Except Matt Simms played almost the whole game, minus a kneel down.  Harrell was released by the Jets when they brought in Brady Quinn.

Mark Sanchez:  He seemed to have won the battle for the starting position after Geno Smith played poorly against the Giants in the 3rd preseason game.  Then Sanchez entered the game behind backup offensive lineman and injured his shoulder.  The Jets haven’t provided much information but it seems like they are concerned about the injury.  Mark told the media today, “I’m feeling better each day. (I) just keep rehabbing and hopefully I’ll be back soon.” The Jets will give an injury update on Wednesday and are expected to name the starting QB against the Bucs at that time.  With each passing day it is looking more and more unlikely that Mark Sanchez will be able to start week one.

Brady Quinn: The newest addition to the set, he signed today.  How long will he be a member of the cast?  That remains to be seen.  Right now it looks like he will play the role of veteran backup.

Geno Smith:  The success of the show will be on his shoulders.  He is expected to be named the week one starter since Mark Sanchez is injured.  The Jets will want to avoid playing musical quarterbacks so Geno will be given every opportunity to keep the job.

Stay tuned JetNation, the show is about to start.


This Article Was Written By Phil Sullivan

Phil Sullivan

I started JetNation in 2005 and have been a New York Jets season ticket holder since graduating from high school. My dream is to see the New York Jets win the Super Bowl. Until then, I will be right here on JetNation writing, dreaming and talking NY Jets football.


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