He’s Much More Exciting
This one can actually be argued either way.
I mean, let’s be real here: What was more exciting than Ryan Fitzpatrick unexpectedly taking New York Jets fans on that wild ride a season ago? Not much in recent years, to be honest.
Still, Geno Smith has the potential of bringing long-term excitement to the table that Fitz simply cannot duplicate.
Although Geno is a classic pocket passer, like Fitzpatrick, he’s also a weapon at the position. He brings toughness, enthusiasm, and a genuine excitement to the party.
Remember his first NFL game? He baited Lavonte David into the late hit that eventually won the game. He sold it:
Or, how about four weeks later when he took the Jets on a game winning drive on Monday Night Football. Smith finished with three touchdowns on 16-of-20 passing for 199 yards with zero interceptions on that night. His quarterback rating was a clean 147.7.
The point is, he’s enjoyed some solid moments up to this point.