In partnership with the NFL in the UK

NFL

Rex Ryan openly considered whether trade for Geno Smith to Bills could happen

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Considering Rex Ryan's recent decision making you would be forgiven for thinking he wasn't exactly Geno Smith's biggest fan.

If Geno's poor 2014 form playing a part in Ryan losing his job in New York wasn't enough the new Buffalo Bills head coach's decision to signed IK Enemkpali just 24 hours after the linebacker had been released by the Jets for breaking Smith's nose was a sign for some.

Odd thought

Now though, in a report from the New York Daily News, there are suggestions that the head coach actually openly considered the possibility of trading for the much maligned quarterback this offseason.

BECOME A WRITER

Do you have what it takes? Sign up today and send over your 250 word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay3

Article continues below

In an article discussing the fall out of Tuesday's locker room drama, Manish Mehta alluded to the surprise interest:

"Ryan believed in Smith despite all of the quarterback’s flaws. Shortly after getting the Bills job, he wondered out loud to friends whether the Jets would be open to trading Smith to Buffalo.”

Article continues below

Now, after events this week, there is absolutely no chance of Geno Smith arriving in Buffalo as long as his newly acquired nemesis is on the roster but the anecdote certainly makes for an excellent side not to the drama.

Bills question marks

Aside for that however, Ryan's open musing about the potential availability of Smith so soon after arriving at the Bills himself is yet another sign the coach has little faith in Geno's fellow young quarterback, EJ Manuel.

With Matt Cassell and Tyrod Taylor having arrived to compete against Manuel for the Bills starting job it looks like Manuel is facing a battle to stay of the bottom of the depth chart. A fate that Geno Smith could suffer when he returns from injury.

NFL fans: Does Geno Smith have a future in New York, or the NFL? Have your say in the comments below...

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
New York Jets
Buffalo Bills
NFL

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NFL Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again