The New York Jets came into the season with a lot of uncertainty at the quarterback position. They maintained that they were going to have a open quarterback competition, but it got delayed when Geno Smith was injured, than Mark Sanchez was injured and for the season.
That forced them to go with rookie Geno Smith. It’s been rocky at times but he’s shown flashes of brilliance and leadership skills. Following a close loss, he personally apologized to the defense for letting them down after turning the ball over.
“I think Geno Smith has played, for the most part, very well,” NFL Films senior producer Greg Cosell said, via NFL.com. “You’d expect him to be a little uneven, which he’s been, but I think there are some quarterback attributes that really stand out when you watch him. Number one, he’s willing to pull the trigger, and on difficult throws — and on difficult throws on the intermediate and deeper levels. Number two, he’s willing to stand in the pocket and deliver when there’s pressure, when there are bodies around him.
“Those are very positive traits,” Greg Cosell said. “And the way they call games, the way Marty Mornhinweg calls games, they clearly are developing trust in him.”
He could’ve staked his claim as the Jets quarterback. Head coach Rex Ryan has already said: “I think it’s now his system.”