Smith twisted his knee on a second-quarter sack, went to the locker room for an evaluation and returned in street clothes for the second half. He watched Ryan Fitzpatrick, the starter until this week, rally the Jets to a come-from-behind win. Namath, who knows a little something about knee injuries, chimed in via Twitter.
If you've got a right knee injury keeping you out of the game why are you standing on the sideline the entire 2nd half? How bad can it be?
— Joe Namath (@RealJoeNamath) October 23, 2016
Smith, who will have an MRI exam on Monday, said after the game he was "begging" to go back in the game. He didn't seem concerned by the severity, saying, "I don't think it's anything too significant, but we'll see."
Smith caught wind of Broadway Joe's tweet and responded.
Somebody tell Joe that the doctors have the final say on whether you can or cannot get back into the game...... and also that I love him!
— Geno (@GenoSmith7) October 23, 2016
His status for next Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns is up in the air. Coach Todd Bowles said "it's too early to tell" whether Smith will start, adding that he needs to get his injury status before making a decision.