Jets coach Rex Ryan left open the possibility the team could use a two quarterback system this fall with Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith just months after scrapping the failed Tim Tebow experiment.
“I know what everybody’s thinking if we did that — didn’t we try that last year?” Ryan said, taking a playful jab at himself over the Tebow situation. “I think certainly that’s a possibility. To probably make assumptions now probably isn’t the thing to do, but we’ll let this thing work out and pan out and we’ll see.”
The difference between Kaepernick and Smith, though, is Kaepernick ran a pistol offense in college that was similar to the read-option offense the 49ers used last year with him. Smith ran some read-option plays early in his college career at West Virginia but not in the system the Mountaineers ran the last two years.