New York Jets: Geno Smith Sees Himself as Long Term Quarterback

By Alan Schechter

Geno Smith has been through a lot as the quarterback of the New York Jets. He had limited success, and a boatload of failure. Geno has been benched, come back from benching, and continued to show physical ability, but questionable football intelligence.

Through it all, Geno Smith has retained his confidence. He was asked yesterday about his future with the Jets:

I see myself being the quarterback here for a long time. I see myself helping this team turn things around. Obviously, I’m a part of the reason why we are in this position, so I’d love to be a part of the solution.

Geno thinks he can be part of the solution:

Yes, I do. I know that it takes hard work and not everyone is going to see the same things, but within this locker room, within this group of guys, we all see the potential we have as a team. Obviously, that’s not saying much with the record that we have right now but we believe that if we work hard enough and we do what’s right, we can turn things around. At this point, that’s not even important because we have another game out there to go and play. We’re really focused on that. We have a tough bunch of guys and we’re not going to change our demeanor now. We’ve got one game to play and everyone’s focused in and locked in on that game.

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With 22 touchdowns vs. 34 interceptions, it’s hard to find backup to Geno’s claim that he is the quarterback of the future. Looking at what he had to say about the sack from Sunday, it’s hard to make the argument that he understands what he needs to do to get better.

But at least Geno is confident. It will serve him well, whatever happens.