It’s hard for any rookie quarterback to make the transition from a college style to that of the NFL. Geno Smith seems to think he is doing well switching from his spread offense at West Virginia to the West Coast offense the Jets use. At the NFL Rookie Symposium on Monday, Geno Smith said,
I’ve already made a giant leap.
Regarding the things he’s had to adjust to from switching offensive styles, he also stated,
Coming from a spread system where the biggest transition for me is going to be the footwork. It’s not as if I can’t do it, it’s the fact that I haven’t done it enough. The good amount of reps that I got in rookie camp, minicamp, OTAs has helped me make that leap and transition, and make giant strides. I have an opportunity to fight for a starting job in a great place right now, so I look forward to it.
The battle for starting QB of the Jets seems to be a close one. Many of the players are behind Mark Sanchez, but Geno Smith is rising as a prime candidate to take over the job.