New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith apparently has nothing to be worried about, as the team announced that he will be the starting quarterback for the 2015 season.
New Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey said this to ESPN and added that Ryan Fitzpatrick does not have a chance at winning the starting job.
Smith has struggled in his first two years in the NFL, but he is being given one last chance to shine after the Jets overhauled their receiving corps.
They acquired Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall and selected Devin Smith in the second round of the draft, and they have another capable weapon in Eric Decker.
Smith was benched for Michael Vick temporarily last season, but he had an extremely strong finish to his 2014 season as he had a perfect passer rating in the Jets’ Week 17 win against the Miami Dolphins.
He will have a lot of ground to make up to put himself in favor with Jets fans though, as they were clearly angry with his performance last season.
Rookie Bryce Petty may eventually overtake Smith if he continues to struggle and the coaching staff loses patience with him.
Smith has thrown 25 touchdowns and 34 interceptions in his first two seasons, but he offers mobility as he has rushed for 604 yards and seven touchdowns.