Because we think that extra million is just one too many.
“He’s going to do great,” Vick said on Tuesday in regard to Smith. “He’s going to be 10 times better than what he was last year, and I’m looking forward to it.”
Despite the talk of competition, it seems this is Geno’s job to lose. Michael Vick was listed as the backup, and third-stringer Matt Simms had the edge over rookie Tajh Boyd.
Geno Smith and Michael Vick failed to get the New York Jets into the end zone Saturday night as the defense shut down the offense in the team’s scrimmage at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex.
Jets quarterback Geno Smith isn’t just bigger and stronger this year. He says he’s quicker, too.
Marty Mornhinweg might be the not-so-secret key to the New York Jets’ success this season. Yep, even more than Geno Smith. Or, Michael Vick. Even Eric Decker, Chris Johnson and the offensive line.
While the Jets have said there is competition at every position this summer, Vick has called Smith “the starter” from the moment he signed.
For the first time in a very long time, the Jets are showing conviction. They are sticking to a plan. They have inserted contingencies in case it goes awry, but their vision at QB is crystal clear.
For a first Cortland practice, Smith certainly performed like a guy intent on retaining his starting job. “I think Geno looked better than I’ve ever seen him,” WR David Nelson raved.
You’ve heard it all before: Rex Ryan is fired up about his Jets. But on Thursday the head coach was really fired up.
As always, the Jets enter a season draped in uncertainty. They have a coach already on the hot seat, a general manager ready to can him, and a young quarterback who’s a few wind-swept throws from being plucked from the lineup.
As the Jets head to Cortland for training camp this week, questions abound related to the specifics of general manager John Idzik’s offseason retooling. For instance, is Eric Decker really a No. 1 receiver? And where did all the corners go?
New playmakers, fresh-faced rookies and a rejuvenated Rex Ryan. They all have the New York Jets feeling pretty optimistic heading into training camp, with their sights set on ending a three-year playoff drought.
The Jets have much to accomplish this camp. If they get it done, Rex might just have a shot at sticking around.
Jets wide receiver David Nelson said Sunday that despite critics saying stats don’t make Geno Smith look like the franchise quarterback, Smith’s worth ethic has earned him the team’s support.