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Geno Smith's confidence running high

Geno Smith | New York Jets

With Mark Sanchez's status uncertain for the season opener, the New York Jets may turn to their second-round draft pick Geno Smith to start against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. With Smith's confidence unshaken following an uneven preseason and his ankle is near 100 percent, all indications are he will be ready to play in the regular season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Gang Green is gearing up for the regular season without projected starter Mark Sanchez. With his status still uncertain due to a shoulder injury that he sustained in preseason, rookie quarterback Geno Smith is preparing to be the starter. Both quarterbacks are not only battling for the starting spot, but battling injuries. Smith sprained his ankle early in preseason, and is still not quite 10... Recommended Stories