The more things change, the more they stay the same: the Jets are reportedly "toying" with using a big-name backup quarterback as a "change-of-pace" guy behind Mark Sanchez. Except this time it's Geno Smith who's potentially being lobbed into the hell that is Jets quarterback limbo.
"The coaches are toying with the idea of turning Smith into what Tebow was supposed to be last season -- a change-of-pace quarterback (assuming he doesn't win the starting job)," Cimini writes. "Smith would have a package of plays, mainly read-option runs that could exploit his speed."
This is, undoubtedly, the worst idea anyone on the Jets has had since someone handed Sanchez that ridiculous headband.
Smith isn't a running quarterback: he had 342 rushing yards in college. Like, all four years of it. Do you know who else has 342 rushing yards over four years? MARK SANCHEZ. The calculations here are irrelevant, because what matters is that you understand Geno Smith is not a rushing quarterback.
Geno's not some gimmick, Wildcat guy. And if the Jets drafted him thinking he'd be anything other than a "real" passing quarterback, they're more ridiculous than we could've even imagined.
We've heard chatter about this sort of offensive attack before, but that doesn't mean we should be any less outraged by it now than we were a few months ago. Besides, at this point, just about anything is a welcome reprieve from talking about Jets West.