Originally Posted by greenwichjetfan
I don't mean this to be rude, but someone please explain the Geno Smith hype phenomena.
Over the past 6-7 years, I've follow college ball closely; although admittedly this past season I didn't pay much attention to sports in general due to other things...but I've seen him play, and I don't see a successful NFL QB.
Maybe I'm missing something.
QBs of much less talent have gone #1 overall. He is a Stafford clone. I didn't like Stafford coming out but he has had a good career so far. If Geno is a healthier Stafford he is well worth a top 5 pick. People still bash Stafford but he had a lot of success his 1st few years when healthy. Very little chance he makes it past teams like KC, Buff, Zona, Philly, and Jax who are all in bad shape QB wise. He actually be a perfect fit for some of those team Os right now as well. He fits the needs and Os of a lot of those teams. That said I don't think he would be the best fit for what we are trying to do. The JETS unlike most of those teams are not trying to create a college style O. 3 years ago I would have agreed Geno didn't look like a pro starter. But with the new rules and some crazy Andy Reid and spread option Os spreading like herpes he fits the new NFL. He has the ability and really doesn't need to change his game as much as he would have 3 years ago.