Geno Smith, QB, Jets
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2014 Outlook: Deep-league OnlyLast updated on Jul-13-2014 by Mark Morales-Smith
In his rookie season, Geno Smith showed why he slipped out of the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Much like his day at West Virgina, Smith was wildly inconsistent and was a turnover machine. Smith threw just 12 touchdowns to go along with 21 interceptions and seven fumbles. These numbers resulted in a 35.9 QBR. While Michael Vick is clearly the superior quarterback, Smith is expected to be the Jets' starter. He has been taking 75-percent of the snaps with the starting unit this offseason. His passing numbers are miserable; however, Smith is a decent runner. He carried the ball 72 times for six TDs and 366 yards. He lacks elite speed, yet defenses have to respect his ability to take off out of the pocket. Smith did have a few big fantasy weeks against Buffalo, Atlanta and a tough Cleveland defense. He also went from October 20th to December 8th without throwing a single touchdown pass and that just can't happen again if he wants to keep his job. With awful play like this, Smith can't be trusted to put up respectable numbers. Even with new weapons like free agent WR Eric Decker and rookie TE Jace Amaro, Smith is at best a desperation fill-in; and if he falters, don't be surprised if the Jets call upon Vick. Rex Ryan wants to win now and he most likely won't hesitate to move on from Smith if he has another bad season.
Jets quarterback Michael Vick is entering his age-34 season. He hasn't played in 16 games since 2006, and he's done that only once in his career. He has more turnovers than touchdowns since the beginning of 2011. Last season, he completed 54.6 percent of his passes and lost his starting job. This year, he's slated to be the backup quarterback behind a very flawed youngster in a sub-par offense.
And Vick wants to play seven more seasons. He said so on Thursday.
"I want to play until I'm 40," Vick told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
The NFL will let you stick around only if you are A.) healthy; and B.) good. Vick has seldom been either of those things since his monster 2010 campaign. To his credit, many writers have complimented Vick on how understanding he has been about his position as a clear backup while the Jets try to see if they have a future with Geno Smith. However, they don't give out fantasy points for being a good mentor. Vick is playing on a one-year deal in New York. I doubt he's in the league at 36, much less 40. Drew Brees, he is not.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors8/1 - Jets QB Michael Vick wants to play until he's 40
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