The Jets did what they had to do this week and what they probably needed to do all along.

The team announced that rookie quarterback Geno Smith would start this week which was kind of obvious given the condition of Mark Sanchez’s shoulder — unless Brady Quinn was going to make a late run at the job.

The anticlimactic nature of the announcement doesn’t hide the fact this is a major shift for the team as it seems going away from their former first-round pick was the intent of an awkward offseason.