Former Bears general manager graded every quarterback in the NFL for The Sideline View. Let's take a look at where Geno Smith stacked up in 2013.
6.2 Geno Smith
Got a lot of playing time, which may have helped him or hurt him. Too many interceptions and negative plays. His numbers were terrible. His progress will depend on his learning from this year’s struggles. Otherwise, defensive coordinators will have a field day with him. Quarterbacks make a living from the neck on up, not the neck on down.
What does a grade of 6.2 mean?
Can start and compete with him with a good supporting cast and quality coaching, but lacks something, i.e., arm talent (strength or accuracy), poise, instincts. Not good enough. To win with him 2 of the 3 of the phases have to be dominate or surround him with high caliber players.
Geno rated 27th among all quarterbacks. Keep in mind Angelo only graded players on their 2013 performance. This is not a predictor of future results.