The New York Jets have Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith duking it out in a quarterback battle this summer. Sanchez has been oozing confidence all offseason while Geno has remained relatively quiet. Mark Sanchez though might be getting a leg up in this competition to an analyst who watched them work out.
“He looked good to me yesterday until he ran gassers at the end of practice,” said NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger, who attended Jets training camp in Cortland, N.Y., on Sunday. “And Geno Smith looked like he had done no conditioning. It was actually embarrassing to see how far behind he was behind (Mark) Sanchez and (Matt) Simms and everybody else that’s there.”
Smith however was impressive in parts of practice that might have been more important according to Baldinger.
“However, he did look good getting in and out of the huddle, getting to the line of scrimmage, getting the ball out of his hands quickly.”
Geno Smith’s ability to throw the ball though might give him the edge over Sanchez despite their difference in conditioning.
“You see a lot of accuracy, a lot of zip on the ball obviously from Geno,” NFL Network analyst Heath Evans observed. “You see some balls sailing, or what I would say floating, for Mark Sanchez.”