In a not-so-surprising move, the New York Jets (8-8) will look to improve the quarterback position this upcoming offseason, according to a report from ESPN.com.
In the annual wrap up of the regular season press conference, general manager John Idzik and head coach Rex Ryan addressed the QB position and Idzik expressed his desire to possibly upgrade.
“We’ll look at quarterbacks, yes, we will look at quarterbacks,” Idzik said.
Rookie Geno smith had an up-and-down season but finished strong while leading the Jets to a 3-1 record over the final four weeks of the season including a 20-7 win over the Miami Dolphins in the season finale.
Smith finished with an abysmal 12 to 21 touchdown to interception ratio in 2013 while completing 247 out of 443 pass attempts (55.8%) with 3,046 yards. The West Virginia product added a further 366 yards on the ground on 72 carries and finished tied atop the list of rushing TDs by a quarterback with 6.
Over the aforementioned last four ballgames, Smith curbed some of the interception woes by connecting for four scores and just two picks.
Previous incumbent Mark Sanchez – who missed the season after shoulder surgery — figures to be cut, according to the ESPN.com report, due to a $2 million roster bonus looming should he remain on the roster through March.