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Geno Smith: Jets Unfriendly Quarterback Competition

Geno Smith apparently doesnt think much of his competition for the Jets quarterback job this fall.

The brash rookie, who played at West Virginia, told a newspaper over the weekend he feels he has a great shot of unseating Mark Sanchez for the No. 1 job when their battle resumes this week in training camp.

Im prepared, Smith told the Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette on Saturday. Im just getting better daily. Ive improved so much from the time the [Pinstripe Bowl] ended [in December] to now. I continue to improve steadily.

I feel like I have a great shot [at winning the job]. I did a pretty good job overall of just adapting to the system and playbook and felt very comfortable with it by the end of [organized team activities] and mandatory minicamp [in June].

Sanchez is thought to still hold the upper hand for the starting job, in large part because Smith didnt fare as well in minicamp as he seems to think, but the competition is still considered open going into the Jets reporting day Thursday in Cortland.

It doesnt appear likely to be a friendly competition, either, considering Smith was a glaring invited no-show at Sanchezs Jets West workouts earlier this month in Mission Viejo, Calif.



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