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Geno Smith throws three interceptions, one touchdown in first NFL start

Jets rookie QB Geno Smith threw three interceptions in the first half of his first NFL game. (Mark Cunningham/Getty Images) Jets QB Geno Smith threw three interceptions in the first half of his first NFL game. (Mark Cunningham/Getty Images)

Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith had his first-ever NFL start Saturday against the Giants. He threw two first-quarter interceptions and one more in the second quarter. Smith also threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Ben Obomanu.

At half time, Smith had 11 completions out of 25 pass attempts.

The New York Daily News reported that if Smith managed to play turnover-free against the Giants, he would get the starting quarterback job. From the report:

The Jets’ farcical quarterback competition will conclude Saturday night with rookie Geno Smith needing two turnover-free quarters to secure a job that many people in the organization want him to win.

Although Rex Ryan hasn’t announced a starter for the third preseason game against the Giants, the Daily News has learned that Smith will get the nod if he doesn’t suffer a setback with his ankle in the next few days.

The “fair and open” competition has been a charade from Day One, complete with organizational shenanigans (including changing the rules along the way) designed to help Smith.

The Jets have said that the team will not name a starting quarterback until Sunday "at the earliest."

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