The New York Jets are in trouble. Not for the first time, we are heading towards a quarterback controversy in the Big Apple.
Jets’ starting quarterback Geno Smith has proven yet again that he is incapable of holding down the starting job. His latest performance in the Monday Night Football game at home to the Chicago Bears was case and point. Silly turnovers and a lack of consistent throwing will always be his downfall.
It’s all over
It is now high time that Geno Smith hands over the reins to Michael Vick.
During the 2013 NFL season - Geno Smith’s rookie campaign in the NFL – there wasn’t a competent back-up at the Jets that was in a position to challenge the second round draft pick.
That is because former Jets’ QB and Rex Ryan favorite, Mark Sanchez, was out injured with a shoulder injury that would see him lose the starting berth to Geno and never play again for the Jets.
But during the offseason, the Jets signed Sanchez’s replacement, Michael Vick. Everything is different now.
Geno Smith had a more than average rookie season in the NFL with the Jets. His passer rating of 66.5 is beyond bad, and most of that was down to his distinctive lack of ability when it comes to making pressured throws, with 21 of his passes last season getting intercepted.
To start this season, Geno has been at it again with four interceptions in only three games. And he shouldn’t be allowed to increase that number. Rex Ryan needs to act now and install Vick as the new Jets’ starting quarterback.
This doesn’t mean that this is the end of Geno Smith and his Jets’ career; rather, it just means the Jets need to press pause on his career. Vick is still a solid starter at an NFL level, and he just simply wouldn’t make as many mistakes as Geno is right now.
The only way the Jets won’t make the NFL playoffs is if they beat themselves out of the top six spots in the AFC. At the moment, that’s what they are doing. Errors against Green Bay Packers led to a defeat, and the same can be said about Monday night against the Bears.
Vick won’t make as many mistakes, and Geno can learn from the veteran signal caller in the process rather than depreciate as a QB. It’s a win win for the Jets and Geno.