Dec 29, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) scores a touchdown in the final seconds of the first half against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets Will Not Commit To Geno Smith As Starting Quarterback


The New York Jets surprised a lot of people around the league with their performance this season. Expectations had them finishing at the bottom of the league, but they were able to finish the year at 8-8. Geno Smith started all 16 of those games, but was very inconsistent during the year.

As a rookie in the league, Smith averaged just 190.3 passing yards per day while throwing 21 interceptions, four lost fumbles and 12 touchdowns. The Jets don’t plan on crowning him as the starting quarterback for next season just yet. There is a long offseason and the team will be looking to add more talent at the quarterback position while getting rid of some of the extra baggage (Mark Sanchez).

“We’re all excited about having Geno as part of the Jets but we will always look to improve every position in any manner we can … We’ll look at quarterbacks, yes we’ll look at quarterbacks,” said Idzik, via the New York Daily News.

Imagine where the Jets could be with some consistent quarterback play. They finished the year at 8-8 with Geno Smith running the show.

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  • Paul Newbold

    Of course they’ll “look at quarterbacks”, they have no viable back up behind Smith. Surely you can’t take Idzik’s statement and twist it around and say the Jets “won’t commit to Geno Smith”