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Is Geno Smith out of chances?
Some fans celebrated Mark Sanchez's injury as a chance for the Jets to begin again with Geno Smith, but so far, Smith has shown a very Sanchez-like predilection for throwing interceptions. Smith lasted only a single quarter in the Jets' loss to the Dolphins on Sunday, and though he's been told he'll be the starter for next week's matchup against the Raiders, we wouldn't fault Rex Ryan for thinking long and hard on that decision -- the Jets are (amazingly) still in playoff contention, and a few more wins could mean a lot for Ryan's job security next season.
Tim Tebow may be gone, but that doesn't mean the Jets' quarterback situation is settled. General manager John Idzik said that there's going to be an open competition for the QB spot, including everyone from struggling incumbent Mark Sanchez to backup Matt Simms. Whether the quarterback who starts the season will be the same person who finishes it is another question, but the Jets are keeping what options they have open on all fronts.
At least the Jaguars didn't let David Garrard actually put on his uniform Sunday before cutting him. Just two days before the start of the regular season, and five days before their opener against the Titans, the Jaguars surprised many by releasing Garrard and handing the starting job to Luke McCown. Does Garrard have a brighter future than Jack Del Rio?
What would you have done?
The Jaguars owed Garrard $9 million this year and apparently felt that money could be put to better use elsewhere. Like moving boxes, perhaps.
Jack Del Rio or David Garrard?
Del Rio seems to have a permanent place on the hot seat, but is his former quarterback a better bet for employment a year from now?
Is Blaine Gabbert the future?
Luke McCown gets the starting job for now in Jacksonville, but is the future in sure hands with first-round pick Blaine Gabbert (above).
Is this just the first domino?
The timing may make it difficult for Garrard to win any starting jobs, but is he better than Rex Grossman or some of the starters currently in possession of that label?