New York Jets Rumors: coach Todd Bowles is not giving Geno Smith starting QB job easily, there will be a competition come training camp

The New York Jets will not hand the starting quarterback job to Geno Smith without any competition at all.

Contrary to what offensive coordinator’s statement last week that “right now, Geno Smith is the starter, coach Todd Bowles clarified that there will be competition for the starting job at the quarterback.

“Come camp time there will be competition at the spot (quarterback),” Bowles said. “I’ve said it from Day 1, Geno is the first-team quarterback and Ryan (Fitzpatrick) is second, Matt (Simms) is third and we’ll give Bryce (Petty) reps as we go. Just like every other position starter starting first team, if he’s playing well he’s the starter, if he’s not playing well and somebody is playing better, as is any other position, somebody else is going to play.”

Bowles added: “I view it as open competition with Geno being the starter it’s his to lose and it’s Ryan’s to take, it’s Bryce’s to take, it’s Matt’s to take, no different than any other position. Whoever starts out first team will get the first team reps … as preseason goes on, as production goes on at practice that could or couldn’t change from any position we have.”

What a changing of event for the entire New York Jets roster about the competition in which Geno Smith is about to lose. Truly, Smith is the No. 1 quarterback right now, but he has to play well during training camp to retain his position.

Fitzpatrick, who suffered a season-ending broken leg last year, participated in team drills for the first time during Wednesday’s Jets organized training activities.

“I’ve always felt like it was my job to go out and lead this team,” Smith said Wednesday, via Newsday.

However according to multiple reporters who attened Wednesday’s session, Smith struggled while taking the majority of the first-team reps.

Will Fitzpatrick be able to take the starting quarterback position from Geno Smith?

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