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Joe Namath apologizes to Geno Smith for tweet about his injury

Joe Namath finally owned up to a short-sighted tweet he made during the Jets‘ victory on Sunday.

Quarterback Geno Smith went down with a knee injury in his first start after his promotion. An MRI on Monday revealed that Smith tore his ACL and will miss the rest of the season.

Despite the injury, Smith managed to stay on the sideline, albeit wearing street clothes, from the second quarter on. The fact that Geno was able to stay present for the Jets’ comeback irked Broadway Joe. Namath questioned Smith’s toughness, believing he could’ve gone back in if he truly wanted to.

Here’s Namath’s tweet:

After the game, Geno took to Twitter to respond to the only Jets QB to win a Super Bowl:

Smith’s response came before he received the news that his ACL is torn. In his press conference after the game, Geno said he wanted to go back in, but the team’s doctors wouldn’t let him (for good reason).

Now, he has to go through a rehab right when another opportunity to start in the NFL presented itself.

Namath did the right thing on Tuesday morning, apologizing to Smith for his criticism when he didn’t understand the entire situation:

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