Found September 04, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
PLAYERS: Geno Smith
TEAMS: New York Jets
You have to be a really special quarterback to start the first game of your rookie season. You’re talking about making a franchise so confident in your abilities, that they’re willing to immediately turn over the reins to a professionally untested arm. That takes a lot of trust in a industry where you’re one or two losses from getting canned. In fact, the list of other quarterbacks who have started their first games is EXTREMELY exclusive, and headlined by Peyton Manning. Last season guys like Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, and Andrew Luck each stepped in to that spotlight and led their teams to the playoffs. Today, the New York Jets added another name that they believe will get them similar results. Yes, the New York Jets are starting Geno Smith at quarterback Sunday. You ask, where does such a misguided and understated belief come from? If you’ll recall, a year ago Geno Smith was setting the college football world on fire by passing for pornographically obscene amounts of yardage. Did you see the Baylor game? 650 yards passing? 8 touchdowns? It was like the guy was throwing hundreds at strippers. The Jets obviously believe he can replicate such a […]
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