Rookie Review: Jets QB Geno Smith
September, 16, 2013
By Kevin Weidl | ESPN.com
Last week, I took a look at Bills rookie QB EJ Manuel. This week, I'll evaluate another AFC East rookie quarterback: the New York Jets' Geno Smith. The 39th overall pick in the draft took the national stage last Thursday in Foxborough against the division rival New England Patriots. Smith's stats weren't pretty. He completed 15 of 35 pass attempts with three interceptions while taking four sacks in the process.
While Smith did not close the game well -- all three interceptions came in the fourth quarter -- his stats do not paint an exact portrait of his overall performance. Smith received little help from his receiving corps which was plagued with drops and miscues throughout the game.
Smith has shown flashes through his first two career starts and has helped the Jets to a 1-1 record. Below is a look at some of the positives and negatives from his performance against the Patriots.