The New York Jets brought veteran journeyman quarterback Brady Quinn in as an insurance policy after Mark Sanchez and rookie Geno Smith went down with respective injuries. The team released Quinn last week in a financial move. If Quinn had been on the roster for Sunday’s game, his entire salary for the 2013 season would have been guaranteed. In a move that was not unexpected, Brady Quinn will re-join the Jets this afternoon.
The Jets already have a lot of guaranteed money invested in quarterbacks, with Mark Sanchez’s bloated contract. There is no way to determine exactly how much longer Quinn will remain on the Jets roster. He will likely be released again after Mark Sanchez is cleared to return to the field. Sanchez is scheduled to be evaluated this week.
Given the rookie performance of Geno Smith had on Sunday, there is no reason to believe that either Sanchez-if healthy, of Quinn, will hit the field anytime soon. If he has another solid performance on Thursday night against the New England Patriots, Smith should remain the starter for the remainder of the season, barring injury.