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New York Jets: The Tempting Positives & Overwhelming Negatives Of Geno Smith

Mel Evans, AP
Mel Evans, AP

With single-season franchise record holder Ryan Fitzpatrick rotting in free agency, Geno Smith must be analyzed as the New York Jets starter.

By Robby Sabo

Don’t look now, but it seems as though the discussion surrounding New York Jets starting quarterback Geno Smith needs to commence.

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.

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Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]jetsxfactor.com