Prepare yourselves ladies & gentlemen, for Geno Smith with 1 year experience and weapons to throw to. Smith ended the last quarter of the 2013 season on a positive note. To the tune of the FO decided to build around Smith over the decision to start over with Johnny Manziel or Teddy Bridgewater or Jimmy Garoppolo or anybody else who was available at 18, and I for one couldn't agree more. The 2013 39th pick QB was as raw as they come when it comes to knowing the pro style offense, taking snaps from under center, and learning the complicated offense known as the WCO, he has IMPROVED.
The confidence he has in himself coming into this season is extremely high. He knows he can play in this league at a high level. The game slowed down to him, the playbook is much simpler, and he now has targets that will help his success rather than hurt it. He'll be backed up by a solid run game with Chris & Chris starring in probably the best RB by committee in the league.
The TE is a QBs best friend. Jace & Geno is about to make Jet magic (strictly gut feeling). What I love most about Decker, is his ability to run crisp routes coupled with sure hands (just what the doctor ordered). As a result of these two having an immediate impact, I expect Kerley to have career numbers, and establish himself as a 3rd down nightmare for defenses.
Expect quick and decisive throws by Geno, similar to what we witnessed in WV. As his pocket awareness increases, and his ability to make the defense pay with his legs, Smith will prove he's one of the best QBs in the league as he performs surgery on opponents all year. His ball security is solid, and I trust his decision making will continue to improve as he eliminates the turnover machine label he earned last season.
Last but not least, Marty Mornhinweg is about to see the fruit of all his labor with Smith. Along with David Lee, they have poured their heart and soul into developing Geno. There's a surreal moment approaching that will define this team as Geno Smith's team, our franchise QB (that's right I said it!!).