Geno Smith Feels He Has a ‘Great Shot’ to Win the New York Jets QB Competition

Jun 25, 2013; Berea, OH, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith during a NFL Play 60 event during the AFC Rookie Symposium at the Cleveland Browns Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

As training camp nears, and the QB competition comes to the forefront of the camp battles, we talk a lot about how Mark is preparing and feeling going into it. Heck, you all read my articles, what do you expect? I will talk about Mark until he is either no longer an issue or gone from the roster.

What gets lost in the shuffle is how Geno Smith is feeling as camp draws near. He is working out on his own. Does he think he can earn the starting job? Apparently he is quite confident:

“I feel like I have a great shot,” he told the Charlestown Gazette on Saturday during an autograph-signing appearance in West Virginia, where he starred for three seasons. “I did a pretty good job overall of just adapting to the system and playbook and felt very comfortable with it by the end of OTAs and mandatory camp.”

Personally, I don’t agree that he has a “great shot”. He has A shot, but not a great one. It’s just my opinion, but the reason I don’t think it is great is because he would have to outplay Mark by so much that it’s a no brainer. Otherwise, they are going to go with the veteran.

But you have to love the confidence. It certainly is what you want in your future leader.

Topics: Geno Smith, Jets Qb Competition, New York Jets

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  • Paul Newbold

    I’m sure they are telling the kid he has a shot at being the starter, they’d be crazy not to! Reality is he probably will sit on the sidelines. I know that is an unpopular view, but really it is the only one that makes sense to me. Sanchez is getting paid millions (let him earn them). The new offensive line needs to gel together (no need to injure Geno). New offensive system (terminology alone benefits the veteran). The Jets used a second round pick for Geno, let the kid sit the benches and learn from Marty! If Mary is the great offensive mind most think he is, then it would be invaluable to have Geno by his side clip board in hand charting plays and game planning on the fly. If Geno is truly the franchise future, he’ll be sitting opening day at the very least.

    • TheJetPress

      I agree with you, even though you are right it’s unpopular. It would probably be best for Geno to sit and Mark start the season.

  • Dustin Schrank

    I have to say it, a little twist on your words Mark would not be an issue if he was gone from the roster :) I know people think we should start Mark and let Geno develop but I really think you let them battle it out and if your confident in Geno week one go with him if not start Mark.

    • TheJetPress

      that’s how it will go ……seems like the organization wants geno to take the job if he’s ready

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