Last year with Garrard and Simms and as the only other options Geno had to play from week 1. This year there is a viable alternative with starting experience who gives the Jets a chance to win.
The trend this year seems to be giving rookies a redshirt season to learn. Would Geno benefit long-term from a year on the bench?
no. **** no.
Would a golfer benefit from caddying for a year? NO
Would a bowler benefit from drilling balls for a year? NO
Would a tennis player benefit from being a ball boy for a year? NO
Would Geno benefit from a year on the bench? **** NO
Rookies can benefit from a year on the bench, primarily because there is so much to learn in terms of the playbook, protections, defenses, etc...and they can learn those slow. But Geno has that behind him. All he can learn he learns from playing at this point. Plus if you sit him you have to take a QB next year because now you do not know what you have in Geno.
Plus Vick is NOT a better option than Geno.