Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 4/29/13
The Jets wanted to draft Geno Smith with the 13th overall pick, but decided to bulk up the defense in key areas.  The Jets were very fortunate to have Smith fall into their hands with the 39th selection.  By selecting Smith in the second round, the Jets have all but announced that the era of Mark Sanchez is over, and Tebow is now on the trade block. Sanchez was simply a horrible quarterback marred by inconsistent tendencies and plenty of mental errors.  The Jets fans have been calling for his head for three seasons, and Tim Tebow was not the savior the Jets assumed he would become when they obtained him from the Broncos, the very team that wasted a first round pick on Tebow. Tebow did have a storied college career, but he doesn’t have the arm nor the tangibles to be anything but a back up or 3rd string QB.  The Broncos risked a first round pick on him, just for a front office change that did not think very highly of Tebow.  He spent that season taking the Broncos to the playoffs by mostly securing their wins in the final minutes of the game, usually in a captain comeback role. Enter the pass happy and speedy Geno Smith.  He has a stronger arm and better mechanics than Sanchez and Tebow combined.  Normally I would frown upon an Air Raid College QB having a solid NFL career, but I can see Geno Smith being the man and saving Ryan’s job next season.  There’s no competition, Sanchez is now the backup and Tebow is 3rd string if not released prior to the season. All the Jets need now is two capable receivers to become key targets for Geno Smith.  They do have Santonio Holmes and Stephen Hill.  Holmes is nursing a foot injury and is questionable for the start of the season.  Hill is a kid waiting to break out like another former Yellow Jacket, Megatron.  He has all the tools and talent to become a great NFL receiver. Geno Smith, the Jets decided to go all-in and give notice to both Sanchez and Tebow that this will be their final season in a Jets uniform.  One-Two-Three-Four JETS! JETS! JETS!  JETS!
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Carmelo Anthony: Knicks were more free-flowing before triangle emphasis

Report: Deal in works for Raiders to play at Sam Boyd Stadium in Vegas

Yoenis Cespedes: MLB would grow if they played with Latin culture

Georgetown fires John Thompson III after 13 seasons

GGG, Canelo Alvarez reportedly resume fight talks

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Shaq comes clean on flat earth talk: ‘I’m joking, you idiots’

NFL to discuss possibility of reviewing penalties

Report: Paul George wants to play with Gordon Hayward

Reds pitcher Raisel Iglesias injures elbow, hip in shower fall

Report: Top NFL draft prospect Fabian Moreau has torn pectoral

Five teams that could trade down in the NFL draft

The 'Once again, Barry Bonds is the best power hitter in San Francisco' quiz

With Team USA's victory, World Baseball Classic (finally) lived up to its potential

The NFL distraction playbook

Box Score 3/23: Team USA wins their first WBC title

The 'Duke schadenfreude season came early this year' quiz

Which Sweet 16 team should you be rooting for?

The Aesthetic: The world of player exclusive sneakers

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Steph Curry pushes OKC's buttons

Re-ranking the Sweet 16 for the NCAA Tournament

Lingering issues for each 2016 MLB postseason team

Box Score 3/22: Team USA is heading to the championship

The 'With teammates like this, who needs rivals?' quiz

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 'Once again, Barry Bonds is the best power hitter in San Francisco' quiz

The NFL distraction playbook

With Team USA's victory the WBC (finally) lived up to its potential

The Aesthetic: The world of player exclusive sneakers

Which Sweet 16 team should you be rooting for?

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Steph Curry pushes OKC's buttons

Re-ranking the Sweet 16 for the NCAA Tournament

Lingering issues for each 2016 MLB postseason team

Eastern Conference bottom feeders to watch down the stretch

The 'With teammates like this, who needs rivals?' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker