New York Jets' Geno Smith Will Not Be A Top-5 QB Anytime Soon

By Vinny Lanni
Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Despite the comments recently made by Geno Smith, he will not be a top-5 QB anytime in the near future. Smith said that he wants to be mentioned amongst the NFL‘s best QB’s this time next season or the season after that, but Smith should be focused on winning the starting job first.

Can’t the New York Jets just stay humble and not make any crazy statement for just one season? It seems like every year the Jets are talking up their team and every year that talk comes back to bite them later on. I do believe that Smith will win the Jets’ quarterback job, but even that is no guarantee. Smith is looking way, way too far into the future. Hey, Smith, you finally have a good team for the first time in a while, so why don’t you be quite and grateful for what you have? Don’t make this all about you; this season should be about the Jets bouncing back and hopefully making the playoffs.

I know it’s only one small comment, but one leads to two and two leads to three, and for a guy that is coming off a subpar season, he needs to know his place. If someone like Andrew Luck made a statement like this, I would not mind one bit. Luck proved to the league that he could win the division, take a team to the playoffs, and play at a high level throughout the season. Smith, on the other hand, has not proven much, just a small glimpse of play here and there, but that’s about it.

Smith, listen up — stop the talk and prove it on the field. Don’t run your mouth until after you have achieved success during the season. Can’t these NFL players be humble? Is that too much to ask?

Vinny Lanni is a New York Jets writer for Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.

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