Contradicting reports that the maligned rookie is a diva, New York Post columnist Brian Costello says the Jets are “smitten” with Geno Smith and it’s “beginning to look more and more (likely)” he’ll start against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 8.
Noting there’s a “sense around the Jets that they want Smith to win this thing,” erratic chucker Mark Sanchez is destined to soon be clipped by Gang Green.
Chosen 39th overall out of West Virginia University, the 22-year-old Smith has had “great zip” on throws and “held players’ only meetings at the team hotel” to become familiar with New York’s playbook.
Once projected as a top-10 prize by many insiders, the 6-foot-2, 218 pound former Mountaineer endured one of the most embarrassing descents in draft history.
Tossing 98 touchdowns, against 21 interceptions, for 11,662 yards in Morgantown, it always seemed odd that anonymous critics so badly bashed Smith.
It’s difficult to respect anyone that refuses to place their name next to a quote.
Hence, Smith’s shadowy insulters can’t be trusted or honored.
Completing an extremely impressive 67.4 percent of his passes over 44 games as a West Virginian, Smith undoubtedly releases the pigskin with “great zip.”
After New York disposes of the used Trojan, Geno Smith will have an opportunity to help the Jets “win this thing” for the first time since Neil Armstrong walked on the moon in 1969.by