You can tell from talking to people around the Jets during this weekend’s rookie mini-camp that many in the organization are smitten with new quarterback Geno Smith. It’s beginning to look more and more like the starting job is his to lose.
Smith was impressive during the two days of the mini-camp open to the media. His passes had great zip on them and he looked more decisive as the practices went on as he got more comfortable in the offense. The 22-year-old was even more impressive off the field. He held players’ only meetings at the team hotel to learn the plays and handled the media like a longtime pro.
It's going to take more than a rookie minicamp for Smith to win the job, but the organization is certainly rooting for a reason to move on from Mark Sanchez. Fantasy-wise, Smith won't have much value given the current state of the Jets' receiving corps.