According to Ian Rapoport, the Jets believe QB Geno Smith’s knee is “fine” and the MRI he’s undergoing is just precautionary.
Beyond that, Rapoport says that the decision to hold him out of Sunday’s game was also a precautionary measure taken by the team.
Following Sunday’s win over the Ravens, QB Geno Smith told reporters that he doesn’t think his knee injury is all that serious.
“I don’t think it will be anything too significant,” Smith said, via Rich Cimini of ESPN.
Smith did, however, say that he plans to undergo an MRI on his knee tomorrow to determine the severity of his knee injury.
Jets QB Geno Smith was taken to the locker room to have his right knee examined after he was sacked during the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Ravens.
Smith has been replaced by Ryan Fitzpatrick.
The Jets just decided to make a change at quarterback and see what Smith could do with the opportunity, so it would be pretty disappointing for him to sustain a knee injury after just a few quarters.
Smith, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Jets back in 2013. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $5.019 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $675,000 for the 2016 season before testing the open mark next year.
Entering today’s game, Smith has appeared in one game and completed 4-of-6 passes for 31 yards, no touchdowns, and an interception.
We’ll have more regarding Smith’s injury as the news is available.