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Predicting starting quarterback of the Jets

By Luis Tirado Jr.
Dec 28, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) drops back to pass against the Miami Dolphins during the first half at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 28, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) drops back to pass against the Miami Dolphins during the first half at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
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When it comes to the New York Jets and their quarterback situation, it’s hard to predict who will start but signs indicate it will be a familiar face.

What is it with quarterbacks and the New York Jets? For years, well, decades now, the Jets haven’t had a true franchise quarterback under center since the days Joe Namath was wearing fur coats and guaranteeing a Super Bowl victory.

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Fast forward to today and well, the Jets still have one big question mark as to who will lead this team to victory from the most important position. At this point in time, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is still being stubborn when it comes to contract negotiations as the Jets continue to draft quarterbacks via the draft in hopes of finding their future franchise player.

With their active quarterbacks being Geno Smith, Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg, the Jets might just be better off in moving on from Fitzpatrick and focusing on their in-house options.

With everything considered, Smith has never had a supporting cast around him as good as what the Jets have now ever since he was thrown to the wolves the moment he was drafted by the Jets in 2013. One can only imagine the damage he could cause with all the great weapons on offense since he has better arm strength than Fitzpatrick.

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Yes, his past is one that isn’t anything to brag about.

He’s shown how immature and reckless he can be when he spent time as the starting quarterback of the Jets but perhaps a year away from the spotlight in 2015 has humbled Smith to step up and deliver.

Entering his final year of his rookie contract, Smith will have everything to prove and has the weapons around him to push the envelope for the Jets while silencing his critics.

Make no mistake about it, out of all the options the Jets currently have at quarterback, Smith gives them the best chances to win.

Petty is a year away from being able to elevate himself to starting material since as of right now, he’s a backup at best. Hackenberg has a very long way to go before he’s ready to be a starter as well, more than likely not until 2018.

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Overall, predicting the starting quarterback for the Jets is easy with what they currently have to work with. Smith, given a much better supporting cast and leadership team around him, has everything he needs to lead the Jets successfully this upcoming season.

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