Jets turn back to Geno Smith

Florham Park, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Jets will start Geno Smith at quarterback for Monday's game against the Miami Dolphins.

"Everybody's on board with this decision," Jets coach Rex Ryan said on Wednesday.

Smith, who started the first eight games this season, replaced Michael Vick under center during this past Monday's 38-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills, a setback that dropped the Jets to 2-9.

Ryan made the decision and informed both quarterbacks Wednesday morning.

"I have said it all along that I feel we have two good quarterbacks, I definitely feel that. And we have another guy that is a decent quarterback as well, in [Matt] Simms. But I feel that way," Ryan said.

Smith had been the Jets' starter for the first 24 games of his career after the team selected him in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He was benched in the Week 8 loss to Buffalo after throwing three interceptions in the first 10 minutes of the contest and Vick was named the starter the following week.

"We purposely put Geno back, let him observe," Ryan said. "Now is the opportunity for him to step back in and let's see how it goes. I, for one, am excited to watch him. He has my support on this, and that's what I'll say about it."

Vick started the past three games for the Jets, leading the team to a victory in Week 10 against Pittsburgh to end an eight-game losing streak. He struggled in Monday's game against the Bills, completing just 7-of-19 passes for 76 yards with an interception while being sacked five times.

Smith entered in the third quarter and connected on 10-of-12 throws for 89 yards while being sacked twice.

In nine games this season, Smith has thrown for 1,459 yards with seven touchdowns and 10 interceptions.