"I think he's taken off from where he left off [last season]," coach Rex Ryan said after announcing the decision. "I expect great things in the future."
Smith has been working almost exclusively with the first time offense during training camp and preseason, as
Smith started all 16 games as a rookie, completing just 55.8 percent of his passes and finishing with 12 passing touchdowns to 21 interceptions.
Smith hooked up with one of his new weapons, Eric Decker, for a 27-yard connection in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Smith found an open Jace Amaro on a playaction play for a 1-yard touchdown. He compiled 137 yards through the air while completing 9 of 14 passes. He added a touchdown and no interceptions, registering a 120.2 passer rating.
Smith was named the Week 1 starter for the Jets after the game.
As expected, the
Smith will start his third preseason game Friday against the Giants. In the first two games, Smith went 14 of 19 for 131 yards with an interception while adding a rushing touchdown.
Smith showed some struggles early on and was picked off by Terence Newman on his third series of work. He bounced back with a 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Smith compiled 98 yards through the air while completing 10 of 13 passes. He was unable to throw for a touchdown and had an interception, finishing with a 65.5 quarterback rating.
Through two preseason games, Smith has completed 14 of 19 pass attempts for 131 yards through the air.
He was replaced by Michael Vick, who will need Smith to stumble to have a chance at the starting job. Smith will play his second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16 at Cincinnati.
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