After saying that Ryan Fitzpatrick will continue to start for the New York Jets, Todd Bowles recanted and named Geno Smith the starter.
During the post game press conference, Todd Bowles defended Ryan Fitzpatrick and said he would continue to start for the New York Jets. Well, just two days later he named Geno Smith the starter.
Something, more likely someone, must’ve changed Bowles’ mind. Nonetheless, Smith will get the start and here’s what you can look for.
Geno Smith in 2013 and 2014 showed raw talent. He has a live arm, meaning he can take more shots down the field.
We saw this on display in Arizona as he was ripping it all over the place. His arm was never the issue, it’s his decision making that’s the issue.
In 2013 and 2014 he threw 34 interceptions and had 16 fumbles over the two years as starter. His poor play got him benched in 2014 for an old, decrepit Michael Vick.
Jets fans have seemed to forget this and are expecting Smith to be a savior. Granted, it can’t get much worse than Fitz’s play the last four weeks but there’s a reason why the Jets brought him back and didn’t give the keys back to Geno.
Where they will run into issues is Geno’s mental clock. Part of the reason there were so many fumbles and picks were because he held onto the football for far too long. He has to get rid of the ball quickly.
Expect some flashy plays, and then expect some plays that will leave you scratching your head. He most likely is out the door after the season, but the Jets have to at least see what they have out of him.
By the bye week fans will be looking for Bryce Petty. Don’t be shocked if Petty is named the starter coming out of the bye week.