Rex Ryan apologizes to Jets fans, says Geno Smith will start Week 6

Jets' QB problems continue
Monday October 6th, 2014

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan apologized to Jets fans and committed to Geno Smith as his starting quarterback next week in the wake of the team's fourth straight loss, a 31-0 defeat to the San Diego Chargers.

"I apologize to our fans, the ones that are left," Ryan said after the game.

Complete coverage of Week 5 action | Sunday afternoon superlatives

Ryan also said Smith will start in the team's Week 6 matchup against the Denver Broncos

The Jets benched Smith at halftime of Sunday's loss in favor of veteran backup Michael Vick, who threw for 47 yards and was sacked twice.

• Cowboys irked by vocal Texans fans invading Dallas 

In the first half Sunday, Smith completed just 4-of-12 passes for 27 yards. He threw one interception and finished with a quarterback rating of 7.6.

Through the Jets first four games, Smith has thrown for 922 yards, four touchdowns and five interceptions. He has also come under increasing fire after he cursed at a fan while walking off the field after a loss last week to the Detroit Lions

The loss on Sunday dropped the Jets to 1-4.

Brett LoGiurato

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.