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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