SB Nation reports that New York Jets quarterback
Geno Smith will miss six to 10 weeks after getting sucker punched in the jaw by defensive end I.K. Enemkpali in the … Jets locker room, according to Seth Walder of the New York Daily News. Smith reportedly has a broken jaw and will require surgery. Enemkpali has reportedly been released.
Head coach Todd Bowles said that Smith got "cold cocked”
It has been a long trail of frustration for the Jets since that day when quarterback Joe Namath led them to an upset victory in the Super Bowl. Many other quarterbacks. Many new coaches. Coming close once or twice but generally stumbling. Nobody mistook Geno Smith for the second coming of Namath but he had moments and in that blissful time before the kickoff of the first game, fans could hope. Now those hopes will lie with Ryan Fitzpatrick, a journeyman from that well-known football colossus, Harvard University.
But there is always humor in a situation like this. And Jets fans are already saying that the Smith threw the first punch … but it fell two yards short.
Also, Jet’s fans might find some consolation in the fact that the New England Patriots starting quarterback may well be out for the early part of the season.