Geno Smith will most likely go down in 2014 as one of the worst starting quarterbacks to ever play. From interceptions to looking like he does not have any idea what to do on the field, he can only improve come next year. Some will argue that he does indeed have the skills to be good as a starter while the majority believe he was rushed too soon into the position. Regardless, the New York Jets shouldn’t entertain the very thought of having him be their starter come 2015.
Although he’s shown glimpses of competence, he simply isn’t ready yet. It’s always best to offer future franchise quarterbacks the maximum amount of time on the bench to master around possible.
The Jets are terrible at developing quarterbacks, but enough is enough. Based on this losing season alone, many changes are coming and believe it or not, the Jets should actually keep Smith around and have a real quarterback competition come training camp. Making sure the perfect quarterback earns the starting job works well for the future.
Last summer, the Jets tried to have “open competition” between their quarterbacks,and it absolutely was obviously done in Smith’s favor. Michael Vick and Matt Simms had no real shot to take the spot away from Smith since the Jets made sure to offer the majority of snaps to him. Naturally, it did more harm than good.
The very best situation the Jets can head into next season with is to possess lots of quality options. Ideally, the Jets would sign an established veteran quarterback via free agency, as well as trade so that you can help lead the ship. The Jets must also draft a good quarterback in the 2015 NFL Draft. That way, they’ve many viable options come training camp.