The New York Jets spent a second round pick on Geno Smith in the 2013 NFL Draft and then started him in 16 games this season. That hardly means that Smith will be the Jets starter in 2014.
“We’re all excited about having Geno as part of the Jets, but we will always look to improve every position in any manner we can and that doesn’t change going into 2014,” general manager John Idzik said,via the New York Daily News. “We’ll look at quarterbacks. Yes, we’ll look at quarterbacks.”
One quarterback the Jets do not plan to keep around is former starter Mark Sanchez. The Jets will cut Sanchez before he is owed a $2 million roster bonus in March. He did not play in 2013 after undergoing shoulder surgery.
The Jets will likely bring n a veteran option and/or draft a quarterback in the middle rounds of the draft. Unless Smith takes a huge step forward this offseason the Jets offense figures to be sluggish again in 2014.
Smith completed 55.8 percent of his passes for 3,046 yards with 12 touchdowns and 21 interceptions.