Smith rolled his ankle in the New York Jets first preseason game against the Detroit Lions, but he's still embroiled in a full-blown battle for the starting job with Sanchez. Head coach Rex Ryan has yet to make the announcement with which player will start this Saturday against the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium.
Smith was solid in his debut last weekend, completing five of his six passes before going down with his aforementioned ankle injury.
Sanchez was mediocre at best, however, tossing a horrendous interception to rookie defensive lineman Ziggy Ansah that was returned for a touchdown on New York's first offensive possession. Sanchez rebounded to throw a touchdown to Jeff Cumberland, but only after lofting another would-be interception -- thought that one was dropped.