New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez was reminded how much Jets fans have not forgotten 2012 during Saturday night’s Green and White scrimmage.
Fans in attendance showered Sanchez with boos after his deep pass was intercepted by Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie.
“I think that’s bullcrap,” Cromartie said about the boos. “My thing is if you’re going to be a fan, be a fan. That’s what it’s all about. He’s our quarterback. Geno’s our quarterback and they’re in competition. You don’t come out here and boo anybody.”
Sanchez wasn’t bothered by the boos.
“Shoot, I don’t care,” Sanchez said. “That’s the way it goes.”
Sanchez did not have the best night, missing a wide open Clyde Gates in the end zone. He did hit receiver Stephen Hill on a 57-yard pass down the sideline for a touchdown on the final play of the scrimmage. But he also tripped over his own feet during a drop-back and fell to the ground. The media is calling it a “buttstumble.”
Rookie quarterback Geno Smith took most of the snaps with the first team. He went 9-of-16 passing for 77 yards.
“I think both of them did a great job,” Cromartie said. “Geno completed some passes that sometimes you don’t expect a rookie to complete. Mark finished off with a deep ball to Stephen Hill. For me, that’s what Mark is known for — getting the ball down the field and getting it to his weapons.”
The Jets open preseason Friday night in Detroit against the Lions.