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ESPN POLL OF NFL EXECS NAMES GENO SMITH "WORST" STARTING QB IN NFL.


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Do the Jets have the worst starting quarterback in the NFL?

According to a new ESPN poll, they do. Jets starter Geno Smith came in 32nd, dead last, in the league in a poll of 26 NFL insiders. ESPN spoke with coaches, general managers and other executives and had them rank the league’s starting quarterbacks on a scale of 1-5 with 1 being the best.

Smith’s 4.48 average was the worst in the group, lower than such legends as Matt Cassel, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Chad Henne.

Here is what ESPN’s write-up on Smith said:

“It’s too early to write off Smith. Some coaches in particular had a hard time placing any QBs in the fifth tier. To them, a Tier 5 QB would be a backup, not a starter.

‘Would a five be an Akili Smith or JaMarcus Russell?” one coordinator asked. “I think the way Geno Smith played last year was close to that. He was a rookie and he struggled and some of his reads were poor, but I would give him a four.’

‘He is young enough to make a move,’ a pro personnel evaluator said.”

Smith committed 25 turnovers and was the lowest-rated passer in the NFL last year as a rookie, but he showed promise in the final month of the season when he began running the ball more and made better decisions.

The Jets brought in Michael Vick to back up Smith this offseason and he could replace Smith if he struggles.

This ranking surely will be a battle cry for Jets coach Rex Ryan, who loves slights from the media. Last year, ESPN ranked the Jets as the worst team in the NFL before the season. Ryan and the players referenced it throughout the campaign as they surprised people by going 8-8.

Count on this: If Smith has a good game in Week 1 against the Raiders, Ryan’s postgame press conference will feature a line like, “Not bad for the worst quarterback in the NFL.”

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Fuel the fire.

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Didn't mean to all-caps that. Looks silly.

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Oh joy yet another Geno Smith sucks thread.

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Not for nothin, but I would love to see the results of a similar poll from the offseason after Rick Mirer was named rookie of the year. 

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Didn't mean to all-caps that. Looks silly.

 

You look silly. 

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Where does EJ Manuel fall?

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This is absolutely shocking. Given that Michael Vick has had a mediocre career, how can this possibly be true? Did they factor that in?

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You look silly.

I bite my thumb at thee

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Didn't mean to all-caps that. Looks silly.

par for the course with you

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How can Rex pull this off with the worst QB?

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Blah blah blah blah blah. The season can't start soon enough. Lets see how the kid does this year, yes he stunk it up parts of last year. Blah blah blah

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I wonder where Peyton landed on this list the year after his 28 interception rookie season.

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But but but...HE BEAT THE BROWNS AND DOLPHINS LAST DECEMBER! C'mon you guys!

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No worries Johhnny Manziel is hanging with Justin Bieber-

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I wonder where Peyton landed on this list the year after his 28 interception rookie season.

See what you did there.

 

it didn't work with Sanchez, it won't work with Smith.

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But but but...HE BEAT THE BROWNS AND DOLPHINS LAST DECEMBER! C'mon you guys!

Don't forget the Raiders !!! C'mon man!

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How can Rex pull this off with the worst QB?

I wish to fight you

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par for the course with you

Golfing is for white boys.

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I wish to fight you

Hah hah I just could not resist

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I just wish the freaking off season was over already!

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sounds about right

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But the Jets went 8-8!!

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