Geno Smith is Competing for the Starting Job; There is no Reason to be Buds with Sanchez

Geno Smith is Competing for the Starting Job; There is no Reason to be Buds with Sanchez

The more I think about it, the more I realize that Geno Smith not going to Mark Sanchez’s “Jets West” is really no big deal.  My initial reaction was I felt that Geno was looking immature and arrogant, but then after taking a step back you have to realize:  He’s COMPETING and wants to rip that starting job from Mark who has held it since the 2009 season.

If you were competing against your “enemy”, would you want to go in the lions den?  Make no mistake however; once this competition is over and a winner has been selected for the beginning of the season, I expect the loser to support the main guy.  They don’t need to be the best of friends, but once the starter has been named, I expect number 2 to be a great teammate and support him the best way possible.  There is no room for dividing a locker room.

Over 70% said Geno should have gone.

A video, via the OCNN network (yeah that still exists), showed Geno working out with Steelers’ WR Antonio Brown, and let me tell you, the ball velocity and precision was impressive.  Geno has always had the big arm, and is completion percentage in college has been a very high 70′s.  Mark has always struggled with ball protection (50+ the last two seasons is bad), and Geno would be an upgrade in that department.

The question will be, will Geno be ready to learn and run the offense for the first week.  My money is still on Mark Sanchez, but I think I’ll stick to my original prediction that sometime during the season when Sanchez struggles, Rex won’t hesitate to turn the franchise over to Geno thus ending the “Sanchize” era for good.

May the best man win the job.  PERIOD.

  • Jetsluva

    This is over in my mind. Geno is a superior talent to Sanchez in every way. Accuracy, Arm Strength, Pocket Presence, Running Ability. What Sanchez has is more experience in a pro offense and against pro defense. Geno IMO is gonna win the starting job from Mark when the pads are on, because Sanchez just isn’t that good. Sanchez had every advantage and still didn’t separate himself from a rookie who didn’t take the snap from under center in college. Literally everything Geno is doing is new to him and still he was neck and neck with Sanchez. Geno is the best option for this team IMO. No Geno won’t be perfect, but I think he’s still gonna be better than Sanchez.