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New York Jets coach Rex Ryan has seen enough of rookie quarterback Geno Smith.
After a subpar outing against the Miami Dolphins in the first half, Ryan benched Smith, the team's second-round pick and starter since Week 1, at the start the third quarter on Sunday. Smith was replaced by quarterback Matt Simms.
Prior to Smith’s benching, he completed 4-of-10 passes for 29 yards and one interception (no touchdowns) against the Dolphins. His passer rating was 8.3.
It was definitely time for Ryan to make this move.
Smith has thrown eight touchdowns and 19 interceptions this season. He also lost five fumbles and did not throw a touchdown pass in New York’s past five games prior to his benching.
Smith was battling with Mark Sanchez for the starting spot in the preseason, but Sanchez got hurt in the third preseason game, which forced Smith into the role. While he has had some decent moments, he probably could have used a season to sit and learn. He has arguably played worse than fellow rookie Read More »from Jets bench Geno Smith against Miami Dolphins after another subpar performance