Now that the Geno Smith era officially began Thursday gainst the New England Patriots, former New York Jets quarterback Vinny Testaverde underscored a pair of blessings “in disguise” after news that Mark Sanchez needs surgery to repair a dislocated throwing shoulder.
Testaverde empathized with a “tough setback” for Sanchez, but the former Jets quarterback noted how Sanchez’s confidence can benefit from time away from increasingly negative news media and fan scrutiny.
What’s more, Testaverde cited how any potentially divisive quarterback controversy just disappeared for coach Rex Ryan’s team.
“It’s a tough setback for Mark, especially being a starting quarterback and there was a competition and you’re not able to perform and you basically lose your starting position because of injury — it’s tough,” Testaverde told USA TODAY Sports before Thursday night’s Jets game against the New England Patriots.
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