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Geno Smith out indefinitely with torn ACL

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Oct 23, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) watches game from sideline during second half against the Baltimore Ravens at MetLife Stadium. The New York Jets defeated the Baltimore Ravens 24-16.
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Oct 23, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) watches game from sideline during second half against the Baltimore Ravens at MetLife Stadium. The New York Jets defeated the Baltimore Ravens 24-16. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
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Unfortunately for the New York Jets, quarterback Geno Smith is out indefinitely with a torn ACL injury.

Sometimes as a fan of the New York Jets, you can’t really make this stuff up. As per Rich Cimini of ESPN, quarterback Geno Smith is out indefinitely with a torn ACL injury. Now, the Jets will have to more than likely resort to going back to quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in order to get the job done under center.

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This couldn’t have come at a more unfortunate time as Smith really looked good in his return to being a starter with the Jets on Sunday. Against the Baltimore Ravens, he did his part as they won 24-16 and Smith delivered.

It’s just another string of events when it comes to the everlasting quarterback problem the Jets have had since their very existence. They’ve never had a franchise quarterback that was steady and in place to deliver consistency over time.

There was hope that Smith could have mustered up something worth mentioning this season under center but looks like he’ll only get one game to do so. His touchdown pass to wide receiver Quincy Enunwa completely lit up MetLife Stadium that brought fans to stand in ovation.

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Once Smith went down, Fitzpatrick did his best in a relief appearance and luckily didn’t go back to his interception-prone ways.

Everyone thought Smith would have been just fine since the organization downplayed the injury. Even Smith told the media that he was fine and was held out as a precaution.

With news now surfacing that his season and now career with the Jets might very well be over, it truly is a shame for Smith. Not only was he threw to the wolves too soon when he was drafted by the Jets but now will be sidelined for the remainder of the season.

Smith has more than likely played his final game with the Jets and will have to effectively restart his career somewhere else. Hopefully, he’ll have a successful rehab process and not miss a beat, he’s always had a good work ethic and regimen.

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Despite some odds against him that he might not ever be the same quarterback again after coming back from this kind of surgery, this has been another valuable lesson to the Jets. For a team that has never developed a rookie quarterback the right way or prepared them for success, it’s the end of yet another era at quarterback for a player that had the potential to be something special.

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