The New York Jets have been nothing short of flaming dog poop this year. The quarterback situation has been an especially vital part of the circus act. It started back in training camp, when coaches were upset that Michael Vick was content with his backup role at quarterback. As our Samer Kalaf put it then:
To recap: the Jets tried to build a quarterback competition, micromanaged the fuck out of it, removed the entire aspect of competition, and now Jets coaches are sad that they have to stick with Geno Smith.
Fast forward back to the present, two Thanksgivings after the buttfumble, the Jets continue to operate like a suburban high school band program. After Vick finally took over for Geno Smith, going 1-2 as the starter, Rex Ryan curiously named Smith the starter again this week for Monday night's game against the Dolphins. The move, according to the New York Daily News, is a directive from above. And a lame-duck Ryan doesn't care enough to fight it:
Sources told the Daily News that offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg was among the majority of people in the organization, including players, who wanted to stick with Vick. Ryan also preferred the veteran, but placated his superiors to avoid conflict on his way out.
Ryan, the quintessential people pleaser, isn't interested in sabotaging GM John Idzik or owner Woody Johnson during his final few weeks.
He wants to take the high road before looking for his next gig, according to sources.
I wonder how many college quarterbacks will take an extra year of eligibility.
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