The New York Jets have gotten absolutely nothing out of the quarterback position. Geno Smith started off strong as a rookie QB, but has really fallen off the map since late October.
To be blunt, he has been awful. Smith has one touchdown pass and 11 interceptions in his last seven games. Even for a rookie, those are pretty appalling numbers. Smith just does not pass the eye test as a starting quarterback.
He makes far too many mistakes, and his field vision is lacking. Smith’s football IQ and poise also seem to be a major issues as he makes too many bone headed, unwarranted throws at the most inopportune times. Despite drafting Smith in the second round, it is very possible that the Jets will be searching for a quarterback again this offseason.
Smith is simply not doing the job. While many think it is a bit premature to write him off, the quarterback is not a one you can leave yourself thin at, especially in this league. Some teams draft one every year for that very reason.
The Jets will be picking somewhere in the middle of the first round. Despite Marcus Mariota staying in school, this draft is loaded at quarterback. It is possible a guy like Brett Hundley or Johnny Manziel will be available for Gang Green either in the mid-first or second round.
Make no mistake, quarterback is not the only offensive worry position for the Jets. They need help at wide receiver, running back, tight end and along the offensive line. The cupboard right now is bare on offense.
The Jets need to address offense, offense and more offense in the offseason. Until then, they will continue to be irrelevant.