Fans love the excitement of fantasy football and the ability to manage their own team with their own players.
Imagine if the New York Jets were able to draft a new quarterback with the first overall selection in their own version of a fantasy football draft. Let’s say the Jets took Peyton Manning or Tom Brady—the Jets would never take Brady, but it’s fantasy football—number one overall and they were given the chance to put one of the two under center just for this year. I believe if the Jets had that opportunity and they had one of the elite QBs in the league, they would be one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl. What I’m trying to say here is: the New York Jets have the pieces of a Superbowl roster in place, but they need someone to put it all together.
The New York Jets remind me of the situation going on with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs have young talent such as Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters and Tristan Thompson, but last year its three young studs couldn’t figure out how to win on their own. Now with LeBron James in town, the Cavs are favorites to win the Eastern Conference and contend for a title. The same situation in Cleveland could be taking place with the Jets and maybe all they’re missing is one leader to take them to the promise land.
I’m not going to write off Geno Smith and say he is the reason why the Jets aren’t Super Bowl favorites, but I’m not going to claim him as an elite quarterback. I think he could be a really good quarterback in this league if he could play the same way he did the last two weeks of the 2013 season. Smith isn’t at the level of Manning and Brady, and who knows if he will ever get there?
The Jets have a very strong roster with a lot of talent and pieces in place and all they need now is top-notch quarterback.