Jets' Mornhinweg: Geno can be 'a really good one'

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. - AP Sports Writer
    2013-12-19 17:30

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg insists that rookie quarterback Geno Smith ''could be a really good one'' despite his struggles this season.

Mornhinweg says Thursday that Smith, whose 21 interceptions are second-most in the NFL, has the skills, ability, instincts and smarts to develop into a solid starting quarterback in the league.

The Jets will have to make a decision as to whether they'll go into next season with Smith in mind as their starter, or if they'll look elsewhere. It's possible New York will either pursue a proven veteran or look at drafting a quarterback in the first round to compete with Smith next summer.

Smith, a second-round pick, was thrust into the job after Mark Sanchez went down during the preseason with a season-ending shoulder injury.


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