Jets give starting job back to Geno Smith

Geno Smith #7, Chris Johnson, Michael Vick #1 (Image:Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Geno Smith #7, Chris Johnson, Michael Vick #1 (Image:Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Jets, coming off an embarrassing 38-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills, are making another change at quarterback.

Head coach Rex Ryan, announced his decision to bench Michael Vick, Geno Smith will be the starter when the Jets play the Miami Dolphins on Monday night at Metlife Stadium.

Reports are surfacing that the decision to go back to Smith came down from team general manager John Idzik (Cimini, Nov. 26).


It’s not that Vick was ineffective as a starter, however he’s not the long-term answer for the Jets. It would be a surprise to me if he’s on the team in 2015.

The Jets are 2-9, having a miserable year, and most likely will fire Ryan at the end of the season. At this point, Idzik needs to find out once and for all if Smith’s worth keeping for the future to at least compete for the starting job next year.

Smith’s chances to prove himself worthy of being a starting quarterback in the NFL are fading away. He’s 1-7 this year as the starting quarterback, with a quarterback-rating of 27.6. He’s regressed in his development since being selected by Idzik in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

The Jets are giving Smith a national stage on Monday night to begin changing the minds of his doubters, including those on his team.

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