Rex Ryan tried to put any quarterback controversy to rest with one simple statement after the Jets' 31-0 loss to the Chargers: Geno Smith will start at quarterback next week against the Broncos.
Perhaps the Jets head coach believes Smith just needed a breather in a blowout and doesn't want to kill his confidence. Maybe he thinks the second-year QB is the better option after Michael Vick didn't do much against San Diego.
Peyton Manning against a struggling Jets secondary is shaping up to be an ugly matchup. But it looks like the team is going back to Smith for Week 6, who will likely have to put some points on the board to keep the Jets in this contest. The Jets offense is not in a good place right now and should probably be avoided.