Geno Smith won’t have to worry about getting booed this week.
Jets coach Todd Bowles said Smith will not play Thursday night in the preseason finale against the Eagles. The Jets will go with Bryce Petty and rookie Christian Hackenberg in the game. Starter Ryan Fitzpatrick also will get the night off.
The decision could be an indication Smith has secured the No. 2 quarterback job after getting pushed by Petty this summer. Smith has not been overly impressive, but he gives the Jets an experienced backup, having played 31 games in his career.