With the game on the line for the New York Jets, the rookie quarterback insisted to teammates they could still win. He was right.
Nick Folk kicked a 48-yard field goal with 2 seconds remaining after Lavonte David’s personal foul on Smith following a big run gave him the chance. The Jets pulled out an improbable 18-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the season opener Sunday.
“I just went out there,” Smith said, “and told those guys it’s never over.”
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