Despite the universally considered poor play from Geno Smith as the New York Jets quarterback, his starting position isn’t at risk, at least not in training camp and until midway through this season.
According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora Smith, who’ll be entering his third season in the NFL with the Jets, will be given about half a season to show he can adapt to the changes in the team – a new head coach and a new offensive coordinator.
The Jets are hoping that the new offense run by Chan Gailey will be simpler and quicker for Smith, who seemed to struggle under Marty Mornhinweg’s offensive system, cited as too complicated for the former West Virginia star.
Smith has a 11-18 record as a starter in the NFL, completing only 57.5% of his passes while throwing 25 touchdowns and 34 interceptions. His passer rating did improve last season to 77.5, was better at avoiding sacks and slightly improved his net yardage numbers, but it was far from the ability a team wants to see from its starting quarterback.