NY Jets News: Trading Geno Smith doesn’t make sense


In the latest NY Jets news from across the internet, trading Geno Smith is gaining momentum as well as the Week 5 return of Sheldon Richardson.

Could Jets entertain idea of trading Geno Smith before deadline? by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"This question has two layers. First of all, you have to ask: Is there a market for Geno Smith? The answer is no. Unless a team suffers a crippling quarterback injury before the Nov. 3 trading deadline, the market for Smith will remain null and void."

I’ve been one of the many that believe Smith’s tenure on the team might be coming to an end soon. When it comes to the topic of trading him, I completely agree with Cimini in that there literally is zero market for him. It’s not like a bunch of teams are fighting each other for a chance to acquire Smith. It won’t make sense since maybe the Jets want to keep him as an insurance policy at the very least for the rest of this season.

Smith is benefiting from learning on the sidelines since it’s a luxury he’s never had. The Jets dropped the ball with him by throwing him to the wolves too soon given the circumstances at the time a few years ago. Regardless, it appears the Jets will more than likely move on from Smith if they believe Fitzpatrick can continue being a viable option for the next few years and the further development of Bryce Petty for the future.

Jets Are More Successful Running Outside Than Inside So Far by John B. (GangGreenNation.com)

"These numbers square with my general perception of how the run game has worked so far. I think has been the thing making the offense successful on the ground. A lot of these outside runs have been when Ivory has first looked up the middle, saw nothing, and bounced runs outside. Chris Ivory"

Ivory has been playing some incredible football as of late and it’s because of his high football IQ. He knows how to pick the right gaps to really push the envelope and it’s clearly showing as he’s been having a solid year so far.

Heading into the bye week, Ivory has totaled 314 rushing yards on 63 carries for 3 touchdowns. He’s averaging 104.7 yards per game and has been a catalyst on the Jets’ offense. When he gets hot and keeps those chains moving, the Jets will continue to win games thanks to everything he brings to the table.

Inside the crazed, 7-day spending spree that transformed the Jets by Brian Costello (New York Post)

"The additions of , , , , , and reshaped the Jets. Each joined the team within days of each other. Darrelle Revis Brandon Marshall Ryan Fitzpatrick Buster Skrine Antonio Cromartie Marcus Gilchrist James Carpenter"

I can easily say that this past off-season has been one of the best for the Jets in years. It’s amazing what a smart general manager can do when they breakdown the roster and clearly see weaknesses that need to be addressed.

Mike Maccagnan should be commended for a job well done because he did what others failed to do in order to turn the Jets into contenders again. He addressed the Jets’ defensive secondary, added some great leadership in smart veterans and so far, everything is coming together nicely.

Return of Sheldon Richardson makes Jets’ defense that much scarier by Manish Mehta (New York Daily News)

"“It’s going to be fun,” outside linebacker told the Daily News. “It’s going to be good to get him back. I know he’s chomping at the bit. What we’re going to do and how we’re going to use him? That’s going to be the interesting part.” Calvin Pace"

The Jets’ defense is going to continue making a name for itself as one of the top units in the entire NFL. To think they’re accomplishing everything without Richardson is amazing as one can only imagine how deadly the Jets’ defense will be with him back in the lineup.

With the upcoming Washington Redskins in Week 6 action, Richardson will be unleashed to the masses as he should pick up exactly where he left off from last season. He will no doubt want to prove his worth and try to put his off-the-field issues behind him and focus on football.

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