What a day for the New York Jets and quarterback Geno Smith.
It began with positive reports of Smith's training camp play but ended with the much maligned signal caller suffering a broken jaw and facing 10 weeks out. The Jets, meanwhile, later confirming they had released Ikemefuna Enemkpali - the man who landed the "sucker punch."
And now Smith has taken to Instagram to send a message to the franchise's fans just as the Jets reach out for a hasty free agency replacement to replenish their quarterback depth chart.
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Less than an hour after the news of Smith's injury broke, the quarterback was on Instragram evoking Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator with a promise to the Gang Green faithful.
The in-car selfie, with no obvious sign of jaw damage, appears to have been taken before the locker room incident took place but the Jets quarterback is clearly looking to make a point.
But, whilst Smith may be confident he will "be back" sooner rather than later, with surgery to come it looks like the third-year star could well miss the first five games of the 2015 season.
As such, the New York Jets haven't taken long to seek a replacement.
According to New York Daily News' Manish Mehta the franchise have reached out to a former Washington Redskins QB:
Grossman, 34, was a first round pick back in 2003 but hasn't been on an NFL regular season roster since the Redskins in 2013. Should he arrive in New Jersey in the coming days that would likely remain the case as the Jets seek a camp arm.
It is former Houston Texan Ryan Fitzpatrick who is likely to take over the starting duties from Geno Smith when the regular season rolls around.
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