Extra Point: The Solution to the Jets’ Quarterback Problem
The New York Jets drafted rookie quarterback Geno Smith this off season, raising the issue of who will be the Jets’ starting QB? Will Rex Ryan stick with Mark Sanchez, who’s only accolade in the last few years is being SportCenter’s 40-time Worst of the Worst Plays champion? Or will he go with the rookie out of West Virginia?
To me, the answer is simple. Pick Geno Smith. Aside from the fact that Mark Sanchez is possibly the worst quarterback in the NFL, Smith has a lot of great tools that are setting him up to be a good NFL quarterback. In the last two years, we have seen huge success from young, mobile QBs like Colin Kaepernick, Robert Griffin III, and Russel Wilson. Smith falls right into this category, and I believe will surprise a lot of people with his talent. Smith had a relatively good college year, and while he won’t be the next Joe Montana, he will certainly add to the Jets offense.
But regardless of talent, you have to look at the past. Sanchez has led the Jets nowhere in his time as the starter. In my mind, Rex Ryan needs to take a chance with Geno, and at least try him out for the first few weeks of the season. With Sanchez at the helm, the Jet have no chance of improving, but Geno Smith offers a glimmer of hope to the previously hopeless New York Jets audience.