With single-season franchise record holder Ryan Fitzpatrick rotting in free agency, Geno Smith must be analyzed as the New York Jets starter.
Obviously, clearer and much calmer heads will cite the idea that Ryan Fitzpatrick will, indeed, be back in the green and white. Many feel it’s only a matter of time.
Whether that thought becomes reality or not, is anybody’s best guess.
For now, it is Geno’s job. Make no mistake about that. This is the case even with young Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg in tow. They’d have to prove their value in such a “show-me” league before unseating Mr. Smith.
Therefore, all of Jets fandom is currently bonkers.
No player currently donning the green and white has the fan either so enthusiastically giddy or desperately upset than Geno does. To some, the thought of him reclaiming his starting position is enough to dream about leaping from tall buildings. To others, he provides a glimmer of hope for the future – as he’s simply not been afforded a real shot.
Geno Smith is that one extremely polarizing figure in the Jets locker room.
Whichever side of the fence you stand on, make no doubt about this one sure thing: The man has positives and negatives.
Today, we breakdown both sides of the coin. We list the positives that helped him become a second-round NFL draft selection, and the negatives that have helped him lose his starting job thanks to a teammate’s fury.