While it seemed like the New York Jets couldn't actually agree on whether or not there was a quarterback battle between Geno Smith and Michael Vick this offseason, Smith was named the starter for the preseason opener on Thursday. He doesn't inspire a whole lot of confidence due to his struggles as a rookie, but Smith actually had a decent game against the Indianapolis Colts.
He attempted only six passes, completing four for 33 yards. But given that he threw 21 interceptions against 12 touchdowns as a rookie, a game without turnovers is always noteworthy. The most important aspect of his performance is that he looked in control, and Vick didn't necessarily challenge him at all, completing 3 of 6 passes for just 17 yards.
Fantasy Football: Smith isn't much of an intriguing fantasy option at this point. But there's a finite amount of starting quarterbacks, and most of them find a place as a backup at the least. What's important here isn't Smith improving his standing as a fantasy candidate so much as it is him playing well enough to keep his starting job. If you're set on a Jets quarterback, Smith looks like the guy for now.