Originally Posted by Joe W. Namath
By committing to Alex smith you are committing to mediocrity at the qb position. We need a franchise qb not a game manager.
With the overall lack of QB talent in this draft class, go with Alex Smith as a "stop gap" QB. He'll do well enough this upcoming season. Might even help the Jets squeak into the playoffs. Next year, grab a talented QB and let him ride behind Smith for a while, learning along the way.
Jets could "afford" to take this approach as they would largely be free of the huge contracts. Don't have to worry about having a retooling year or two while paying Revis $16 mil per. Use the two #1 picks to bolster the Oline this year and next.