Staten Island, NY–As of fan of the New York Jets since the early 1990’s, I have witnessed an ever rotating door at the quarterback position.
While the cross stadium rivals the New York Giants have had Eli Manning as their signal caller since 2004, the Jets have used eight different qb’s in the same amount of time.
Now that the 2013 NFL Draft is out of our way, the Jets can find themselves on their ninth in nine years, when they drafted West Virginia’s Geno Smith in the second round.
Smith brings something that current signal caller Mark Sanchez does not, a big time arm and the capability to be a franchise quarterback that Sanchez has claimed him self of being, but has not shown since his two trips to the AFC Championship game in his first two seasons.
Though it has not been said by any Jets officials that Smith will take over Sanchez’s role immediately , they have made it clear in several interviews that it will be an open competition.
Gang Green’s mini camp starts on May 4th, 2013, which they will get to unwrap their shiny new toy for the first time since the draft, with OTA’S starting on May 22.