Woody Johnson has come out and spoken highly of his 3rd year Quarterback and Todd Bowles has confirmed that Geno is picking up the new offensive system quite well. Of course this could all be a smokescreen, but the feeling I get is that the Jets are more concerned with finding weapons for Geno rather than replacing him.
After the 2nd day of workouts, Geno had a brief meeting with the media where he was asked if he still felt as though this was his team:
You have to expect anything, but going out there I believe this is my team. I go out there and I work hard and I try to lead the guys the best way that I can. I am not going to sit here and talk about it. I want to lead this team the right way, and I want to continue to get better as a player. We are in a position now where we have to develop a chemistry. I really hate to talk about myself, because it's more about this team and the way that we are going, and the direction that we are going. So whatever I can do to help this team as far as leadership, as far as on the field, off the field is my focus and that's what I try to do.
I'm very unsure on Geno Smith and his potential. On one hand he really hasn't proven anything in this league, on the other I feel as though this may be his year to prove that he can compete in this league, he won't have any excuses. He now has a receiving core that includes Eric Decker, Brandon Marshall and Jace Amaro, and if we do decide to roll the dice with Geno, I'm pretty confident he'll have someone like Kevin White too.
I'm not saying that we should pass on Mariota or Winston if somehow they fall into our laps tonight. If we don't manage to bring in a QB, I'm not ready to write Geno off as a failure. He's coming into year three and he has a very good team behind him, I'll be interested to see how he does.