(WV Metro News).
In spite of the boos he heard from Jets fans, Geno Smith is looking to become the main man in NYC.
The New York Jets second round draft selection of West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith spelled the end of the Tim Tebow Experiment in Gotham. Tebow was released by the Jets after a less than productive season under Rex Ryan.
Tebow passed for only 39 yards under center for the Jets — who averaged four yards per play when Tebow was in the game. Tebow also rushed for 102 yards on 32 carries. The Jets offense went scoreless under Tebow.
Geno Smith will be prepped by veteran David Garrard as he looks to become the opening day starter for the Jets. New York currently has five quarterbacks on their roster. Unless there is a drastic change, incumbent starter Mark Sanchez could be dealt by the team in the preseason.
Head coach Rex Ryan is up against it in New York and needs to calculate his moves wisely. Last season’s acquisition of Tebow was more about publicity for the Jets — ultimately turning this once disciplined team into a three-ring circus. The biggest casualties here are Tebow and Sanchez. With one guy looking over his shoulder and the other feeling stabbed in the back, the Jets flight was doomed before leaving the runway
Geno Smith may be the lifeboat Ryan and the Jets need.