Who better to ask about the Jets never-ending quarterback controversy than a former Jets coach?

Herm Edwards, who coached the team from 2001-05, was asked to chime in on the Mark Sanchez-Geno Smith battle Monday on SiriusXM NFL Radio. Edwards seemed to believe that Smith, the rookie, probably has the inside track to finishing the season, and possibly even starting the season, as New York’s No. 1 quarterback.

“If it’s close, you gotta start Geno Smith, because he’s the future,” Edwards said. “Here’s the problem with Mark Sanchez. First game, he throws two interceptions? He’s got no shot.

“What can Geno Smith do?,” Edwards continued. “He can extend some plays, he’s got a pretty good arm, but he’s a young quarterback, so you gotta protect him with the run.”

Edwards, who played defensive back during his decade-long career in the NFL, also spoke about the league’s best secondaries, mentioning a surprise team near the top. Hear his thoughts below, and listen to Movin’ The Chains, weekdays at 3 pm ET on SiriusXM channel 88.

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