Gailey said Smith will not have to win the starting job in training camp. During the offseason, the Jets traded for veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who broke his leg in December but who is expected to be ready to play by training camp.
Smith is 11-18 in his two seasons as a starter for the Jets, including losing 10 of his 13 starts last season. He completed 59% of his passes for 2,525 yards with 13 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 2014.
Smith's last start came in the season finale against the Miami Dolphins, when he compiled a perfect quarterback rating while completing 20 of 25 passes for 358 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in a 37-24 victory.
From the Associated Press:
Gailey says it "wasn't a thought" to hold a competition in camp because of the talent they've seen on film from Smith, who has mostly struggled in his first two seasons.
Jets coach Todd Bowles had said earlier in the offseason that Smith would begin training camp as the starter over Fitzpatrick.