The Jets have been terrible this season and are poised to clean house, but QB Geno Smith thinks the change could benefit the team.
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The New York Jets are less than one week away from a Black Monday in which they are expected to fire head coach Rex Ryan and make significant other changes too. Despite the massive support Rex has from his players, at least one player on the team thinks the change wouldn’t be a bad thing.
Jets QB Geno Smith said Monday, according to ESPN New York’s Rich Cimini, that moving on from coach Rex Ryan would be “a tough thing to do, but we are professionals and we have to do it. A change could be good for us all.”
Smith was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2013 draft by 1st-year GM John Idzik – whose head is also considered to be on the chopping block next week – and started all 16 games in 2013 after former starting QB Mark Sanchez suffered a season-ending injury in the preseason. That season Smith went 8-8, setting numerous Jets rookie passing records, and was named the starting QB for the start of the 2014 season. But poor play and seven straight losses led to his benching.
Head coach Rex Ryan led the Jets to back-to-back AFC Championship game appearances in 2009 and 2010 thanks to an elite defense, but the roster has been gutted over the last few years, leaving it a shell of the dominance that made it a contender for several years.