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

By Alan Schechter

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.