Geno Smith remains Jets starting quarterback

Jeff Zelevansky

Smith was benched early on Sunday, but will stay in the starting lineup for Week 14.

New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith was benched in the team's Week 13 loss to the Miami Dolphins, but will be back in the starting lineup against the Oakland Raiders in Week 14, Smith told Rich Cimini of ESPN New York.

Smith, 23, has been the starter in all 12 games this season for the Jets, but was yanked after just 10 passes on Sunday. With only four completions and an interceptions, Smith was supplanted in the lineup by Matt Simms, who didn't fare much better.

Simms completed 9-of-18 passes for 79 yards and an interception, as the Jets were held to only 177 yards of total offense in the 23-3 loss. It was the first game of the season that the Jets were held under 200 yards of total offense.

A second-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, Smith has eight touchdowns and an NFL-most 19 interceptions. The Jets also have veteran passer David Garrard on the active roster, although he hasn't yet had a snap with the team.

More from SB Nation NFL

Debrief: How I learned to love the Jaguars and Browns

Takeaways from every game: Panthers make it 8 straight

Refs confuse Redskins, thwart comeback attempt

NFL playoff picture before Monday night

Broncos beat Chiefs, again | Eagles streak past Cardinals

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.