E.S.P.JEN: Preseason Is Almost Here -- Should The NY Jets Start Geno Smith or Mark Sanchez?
The 2013/2014 season is slowly coming upon us and the New York Jets will have a big decision to make about the starting quarterback.
Will the stick with the vet Mark Sanchez, or will they put their season in the hands of the second-round draft pick from West Virginia, Geno Smith.
The rookie just signed a four-year-deal with the Jets worth $5 million and when addressing the media about his chances of starting, Smith said, “I feel like I have a great shot [at the Jets' starting job]. I did a pretty good job overall of just adapting to the system and playbook and felt very comfortable with it by the end of OTAs and mandatory camp.”
Sanchez might feel a little pressure considering that he's coming off a horrible season. Sanchez lead the NFL in interceptions, has a low QB rating, is not accurate with his passes and not fast enough to move around the pocket -- not to mention he's also very predictable with all his passes.
But on the flipside, he does have experience in the NFL bringing the NY Jets to two AFC Championship games.
Meanwhile the rookie Geno Smith is very confident coming onto the team, however college and the NFL are two different worlds, and confidence does not always get the job done.
Some things that Smith has over Sanchez is his speed and agility, so if it's needed, Smith will be able to get out of the pocket to run or make better pass under pressure. He's also more accurate when throwing the ball, (well at least in training camp), but of course he he lacks any NFL experience and that can play a big part when the season starts if he actually gets that start,
If Sanchez is going to play anything like how he did last year, Smith will have to show this confidence that he boasts about sooner than expected.
Should the Jets start Geno Smith or keep with their "Sanchize?"