ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski says he “likes the future of the Jets with Geno Smith at quarterback” according to an article written by Eric Allen for newyorkjets.com.
Smith has not exactly set the league on fire in his first two seasons with the Jets but, in his defense, the Jets put him in an offensive system which was unfriendly to quarterbacks and gave him the likes of Jeremy Kerley and Jeff Cumberland as his top targets. Now Smith has excellent weapons (Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Jace Amaro, Devin Smith) to fit the Chan Gailey’s spread scheme that’s similar to the one he excelled in at West Virginia.
Smith showed some glimmers of promise during the final four games of the 2014 season, completing 65.1 percent of his throws with a 6:2 TD-to-INT ration en route to a 105.3 passer rating. A big improvement in his third year in the league is not out of the question.
“When you watch Geno Smith, you see a lot of incredible plays, some amazing plays, some great reads, some great throws and what you have to do is do more of that,” Jaworksi said. “And I also see some inconsistent throws, some bad decisions. You have to have less of those.”