Jun 11, 2013; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) and New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) during the New York Jets minicamp session at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
Well, we are back with the countdown, Jets fans. I made you wait one day, but the suspense is over. We are back with the final of five reasons to be concerned about the 2013 New York Jets. So far we have talked about:
Now, for the final reason to be concerned about the upcoming season:
THE QUARTERBACK SITUATION
I know that this is an obvious one, but I am going to mention it anyway. Hey, I can’t be obscure for everything I write.
This situation is more unknown than anything else. Could it improve? Sure it could. We just don’t know at this point, and that is why we have to be concerned.
First, we have everbody’s favorite incumbent quarterback, Mark Sanchez. There is a lot of talk regarding Mark as we head into training camp. Have they finally found the system for his skillset, with the West Coast Offense? Will he be able to assert himself as the starter once again? Or, will he continue to play like he did last season, paving the way for Geno Smith? We just don’t know.
And if he plays well during camp, that STILL might not translate into the season. Look at 2012. Although the offense didn’t score, Mark through for around a 70% completion percentage last preseason. He played great that week one against the Buffalo Bills, as did the entire offense. How did that work out for us? Enough said.
We just don’t know. Do you feel confident? Even as a Mark fan, I don’t feel it. Certainly not yet.
Waiting in the wings is the young Mr. Smith. Geno Smith to be exact. He comes to us with a lot of promise. He had a high completion percentage in school, and far more TD’s than INT’s. Maybe he is the guy to lead us in the future? He might be. But, we know that he has no experience in the West Coast offense. His experience is in a spread offense, mainly from the shotgun. We have to see if he can play under center, before we can even THINK of feeling confident.
I certainly can’t feel comfortable at this point.
This could get better, but for now? It’s hard to feel good about the quarterback situation.