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New York Jets QB Geno Smith finds wide receiver Quincy Enunwa for a fast  69-yard TD!
Check out the factors to decide if the New York Jets should start quarterback Geno Smith or Ryan Fitzpatrick.

If you were coach, which QB would you pick?!
Poll: Who Ya Got: New York Jets starting QB?
With the New York Jets 2016 Training Camp starting up in a week, the big question is who will be the starting QB for next season?

The clock is ticking. If you were the Jets head coach, would you pick Ryan Fitzpatrick or Geno Smith to start?

Tell us who you'd pick and why!

NFL Media's Curtis Conway and Brian Baldinger analyze the development of New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith and discuss why the weapons on offense will help him improve in 2015.

This week's mystery player is one of the most recognizable players in the NFL.

He's a bonafide superstar, so there's really no doubt that you know him, but can you identify him without seeing him?

Here are three clues:

1. Although widely projected as the first overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft, he decided to return to college for his redshirt junior season. A year later, he was selected first overall in the 2012 NFL Draft.

2. In his three professional seasons he has led his team to the playoffs and earned Pro Bowl selections.

3. His middle name is Austen. Bonus points if you can name the famous author whose last name is spelled the same.

Last Week's Mystery Player


Geno Smith, New York Jets

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Heath Evans and Shaun O'Hara discuss comments made by New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles regarding Geno Smith's status as the team's starting quarterback.
New York Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey states that Jets quarterback Geno Smith will be the team's starter at the position.
Poll: Kid Reporter: Grading the Jets Draft

The Jets started their offseason with a very strong free agency and new GM Mike Maccagan finished it off with another strong performance this time in the NFL Draft. Here are my grades for the Jets in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Top Picks

Leonard Williams - This was a great pick for the Jets. Williams was considered to be one of the best if not the best player in the draft and the Jets stole him with the sixth pick. He will add to what already is one of the best defensive lines in the league and take this defense to an even bigger level. My Grade: A

Devin Smith - This could be a risk because he goes deep a lot and no other routes but he was a great player for Ohio State and was my favorite pick in the Jets draft. The Jets needed a deep threat and to me he is exactly what they need as they already have route runners in Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall. He is a very exciting player and I can't wait to see him play. My Grade: A

Lorenzo Mauldin - This was a good pick for the Jets. He will be an instant starter but the only concern is he doesn't have enough explosiveness to be the pass rusher the Jets needed, overall a good pick. My Grade: B

Bryce Petty - This could be the pick of the future. Petty definitely won't start this year but this year if Geno Smith fails then Petty could step in to be the franchise QB. He is a great player, knows the game, and wants to learn the game but he came from a college offense that was different from the pro offense and now he has to learn a new system. If he becomes a good QB this could be one of the best steals maybe even drafts in Jet history. My Grade: B+

Trades

DeVier Posey - He was a receiver for the Texans the Jets traded their 3rd round pick for the Texans 7th and him for the Texans to get Jalen Strong from Arizona State. He will add to the receiver core and fight for a roster spot. My Grade: C-

Zac Stacy - The Jets traded one of their 3 (they only used one) 7th round picks for the Rams running back Zac Stacy. Stacy was a very good player in his rookie season but struggled last year. This adds to a very crowded backfield and even though he doesn't have the speed that they need he is a very good value and should be able to contribute. My Grade: B

Overall Grade - The Jets also drafted Jarvis Harrison, Deon Simon and signed some promising rookie free agents to help their grade. Overall they had a phenomenal draft that was miles ahead from John Idziks draft. From Leonard Williams to Deon Simon the Jets were successful and put themselves closer to the world champion Patriots. My Grade: A

New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles discusses his team's complicated quarterback situation and says that the Jets aren't set on drafting a quarterback in the first round.

This year the Jets rebooted their team and that started with free agency. From Darrelle Revis to Brandon Marshall, the Jets have been making a big splash in the free agency market. Here are my grades for the Jets free agency.

Darrelle Revis - After being away from the Jets for two seasons they brought him back. The Jets really needed help in the secondary, so they got the best in the league. I think this is a great move because he is very talented and this move has the fans excited. My grade: A+

Brandon Marshall - The Jets got a steal. They only gave up a 5th round pick to replace the expensive receiver Percy Harvin with a 5-time Pro Bowler, Marshall. This move now makes the Jets receivers lethal and saves them money. My grade: A

Antonio Cromartie - Like Revis, Cromartie is a former Jet cornerback and played beside Revis to make a very good tandem. Last year he made the Pro Bowl with the Arizona Cardinals. In addition, Todd Bowles, the former Cardinals Defensive Coordinator, is now the head coach of the Jets, giving Cromartie a reunion with Bowles and the Jets. The only potential cause for concern is his age, as he turns 31 next month. Revis is also about to turn 30, but he is the best in the league, Based on the last few years, however, Cromartie can still play. My grade: B+

Ryan Fitzpatrick - The Jets made a trade to get Fitzpatrick for a conditional pick, so if he plays well enough, they owe the Texans a low draft pick. This instantly improves the quarterback position and provides competition for Geno Smith. He is also familiar with Chan Gailey the offensive coordinator for the Jets. The 32-year old Fitzpatrick quietly put up a 95.3 passer rating last season which is very good. My grade: B-

Buster Skrine - He is not a very familiar name to most people but Skrine, a cornerback is now added to this very strong secondary. Last season he had 4 interceptions and 18 passes defended and will certainly add to the Jets already deep defense. My grade: B

All of these moves on paper look to benefit the Jets, but I think the result will be the Jets improving to an 8-8 record in 2015 with a new era only just beginning.
Poll: Which of these two team will go further in the NFL Playoffs?

December 28th

Sunday Night Football

Pittsburgh Steelers 27 - Cincinnati Bengals 17
Antonio Brown (18 fantasy points) caught a short pass from Ben Roethlisberger (16 fantasy points) and turned it into a 63-yard TD to help seal the Steelers victory over the Bengals. The Steelers win the AFC North!

Late Games

Green Bay Packers 30 - Detroit Lions 20
Aaron Rodgers (24 fantasy points) shook off a slow start to rally the Packers to a win and the NFC North title. Congrats Green Bay!

Carolina Panthers 34 - Atlanta Falcons 3
Cam Newton (19 fantasy points) and the Panthers stifling defense (31 fantasy points) propelled them into the NFC playoffs with a lopsided victory over the Falcons. The Panthers are this year's Cinderella!

Seattle Seahawks 20 - St. Louis Rams 6
The Seahawks combined strong running from Marshawn Lynch (13 fantasy points) with their always tough defense (23 fantasy points) to easily defeat the Rams and win the NFC West. Will the Seahawks repeat last year's Super Bowl run?

Denver Broncos 47 - Oakland Raiders 14
RB C.J. Anderson (28 fantasy point) ran wild through the Raiders defense to propel the Broncos to dominating victory.

San Francisco 49ers 20 - Arizona Cardinals 17
Colin Kaepernick (22 fantasy points) engineered the 49ers victory over their divisional rival. Michael Floyd (27 fantasy points) had a huge game for Arizona in the loss.

Early Games

Kansas City Chiefs 19 - San Diego Chargers 7
The Chiefs ended their season by knocking their division rivals out of the playoffs. Travis Kelce (14 fantasy points) starred for the Chiefs.

Buffalo Bills 17 - New England Patriots 9
RB Anthony Dixon (9 fantasy points) and WR Robert Woods (9 fantasy points) combined to end the Bills season with a victory.

Dallas Cowboys 37 - Washington Redskins 17
The Cowboys head into the playoffs firing on all cylinders. Tony Romo (17 fantasy points), Dez Bryant (21 fantasy points) and DeMarco Murray (18 fantasy points) all had great games.

New York Jets 37 - Miami Dolphins 24
Big games from Geno Smith (25 fantasy points) and Eric Decker (27 fantasy points) give Jets fans hope for next season. Lamar Miller (23 fantasy points) had a big game in the losing effort.

Indianapolis Colts 27 - Tennessee Titans 10
Andrew Luck (14 fantasy points) and Coby Fleener (16 fantasy points) helped the Colts head into the playoffs on a high note.

Minnesota Vikings 13 - Chicago Bears 9
Teddy Bridgewater (12 fantasy points) led the Viking to a close win over the Bears.

Houston Texans 23 - Jacksonville Jaguars 17
Case Keenum (15 fantasy points) and Andre Johnson (17 fantasy points) sparked the Texans victory over the Jaguars.

New Orleans Saints 23 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20
The Saints rallied from a 13-point deficit to defeat the Buccaneers. Mark Ingram (12 fantasy points) and Marques Colston (11 fantasy points) led the march.

Philadelphia Eagles 34 - New York Giants 26
Mark Sanchez (20 fantasy points) got the Eagles offensive machine cranked up to defeat their division rivals. Odell Beckham Jr. (24 fantasy points) continued to shine.

Baltimore Ravens 20 - Cleveland Browns 10
After a slow start, Joe Flacco (20 fantasy points) heated up and led the Ravens to victory...and the playoffs!

New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith turned in a spectacular performance to end the 2014 season as he finished with a perfect 158.3 passer rating, 358 yards passing and three touchdowns.
New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith had his best game throwing for a career-high 358 yards and three touchdowns to help Rex Ryan and the Jets beat the Miami Dolphins 37-24.
Poll: Who was the MVP of the late games?

December 28th

Late Games

Green Bay Packers 30 - Detroit Lions 20
Aaron Rodgers (24 fantasy points) shook off a slow start to rally the Packers to a win and the NFC North title. Congrats Green Bay!

Carolina Panthers 34 - Atlanta Falcons 3
Cam Newton (19 fantasy points) and the Panthers stifling defense (31 fantasy points) propelled them into the NFC playoffs with a lopsided victory over the Falcons. The Panthers are this year's Cinderella!

Seattle Seahawks 20 - St. Louis Rams 6
The Seahawks combined strong running from Marshawn Lynch (13 fantasy points) with their always tough defense (23 fantasy points) to easily defeat the Rams and win the NFC West. Will the Seahawks repeat last year's Super Bowl run?

Denver Broncos 47 - Oakland Raiders 14
RB C.J. Anderson (28 fantasy point) ran wild through the Raiders defense to propel the Broncos to dominating victory.

San Francisco 49ers 20 - Arizona Cardinals 17
Colin Kaepernick (22 fantasy points) engineered the 49ers victory over their divisional rival. Michael Floyd (27 fantasy points) had a huge game for Arizona in the loss.

Early Games

Kansas City Chiefs 19 - San Diego Chargers 7
The Chiefs ended their season by knocking their division rivals out of the playoffs. Travis Kelce (14 fantasy points) starred for the Chiefs.

Buffalo Bills 17 - New England Patriots 9
RB Anthony Dixon (9 fantasy points) and WR Robert Woods (9 fantasy points) combined to end the Bills season with a victory.

Dallas Cowboys 37 - Washington Redskins 17
The Cowboys head into the playoffs firing on all cylinders. Tony Romo (17 fantasy points), Dez Bryant (21 fantasy points) and DeMarco Murray (18 fantasy points) all had great games.

New York Jets 37 - Miami Dolphins 24
Big games from Geno Smith (25 fantasy points) and Eric Decker (27 fantasy points) give Jets fans hope for next season. Lamar Miller (23 fantasy points) had a big game in the losing effort.

Indianapolis Colts 27 - Tennessee Titans 10
Andrew Luck (14 fantasy points) and Coby Fleener (16 fantasy points) helped the Colts head into the playoffs on a high note.

Minnesota Vikings 13 - Chicago Bears 9
Teddy Bridgewater (12 fantasy points) led the Viking to a close win over the Bears.

Houston Texans 23 - Jacksonville Jaguars 17
Case Keenum (15 fantasy points) and Andre Johnson (17 fantasy points) sparked the Texans victory over the Jaguars.

New Orleans Saints 23 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20
The Saints rallied from a 13-point deficit to defeat the Buccaneers. Mark Ingram (12 fantasy points) and Marques Colston (11 fantasy points) led the march.

Philadelphia Eagles 34 - New York Giants 26
Mark Sanchez (20 fantasy points) got the Eagles offensive machine cranked up to defeat their division rivals. Odell Beckham Jr. (24 fantasy points) continued to shine.

Baltimore Ravens 20 - Cleveland Browns 10
After a slow start, Joe Flacco (20 fantasy points) heated up and led the Ravens to victory...and the playoffs!

New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith throws a 74-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Eric Decker.
Poll: Week 17: Scores & Fantasy Stars

December 28th

Early Games

Kansas City Chiefs 19 - San Diego Chargers 7
The Chiefs ended their season by knocking their division rivals out of the playoffs. Travis Kelce (14 fantasy points) starred for the Chiefs.

Buffalo Bills 17 - New England Patriots 9
RB Anthony Dixon (9 fantasy points) and WR Robert Woods (9 fantasy points) combined to end the Bills season with a victory.

Dallas Cowboys 37 - Washington Redskins 17
The Cowboys head into the playoffs firing on all cylinders. Tony Romo (17 fantasy points), Dez Bryant (21 fantasy points) and DeMarco Murray (18 fantasy points) all had great games.

New York Jets 37 - Miami Dolphins 24
Big games from Geno Smith (25 fantasy points) and Eric Decker (27 fantasy points) give Jets fans hope for next season. Lamar Miller (23 fantasy points) had a big game in the losing effort.

Indianapolis Colts 27 - Tennessee Titans 10
Andrew Luck (14 fantasy points) and Coby Fleener (16 fantasy points) helped the Colts head into the playoffs on a high note.

Minnesota Vikings 13 - Chicago Bears 9
Teddy Bridgewater (12 fantasy points) led the Viking to a close win over the Bears.

Houston Texans 23 - Jacksonville Jaguars 17
Case Keenum (15 fantasy points) and Andre Johnson (17 fantasy points) sparked the Texans victory over the Jaguars.

New Orleans Saints 23 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20
The Saints rallied from a 13-point deficit to defeat the Buccaneers. Mark Ingram (12 fantasy points) and Marques Colston (11 fantasy points) led the march.

Philadelphia Eagles 34 - New York Giants 26
Mark Sanchez (20 fantasy points) got the Eagles offensive machine cranked up to defeat their division rivals. Odell Beckham Jr. (24 fantasy points) continued to shine.

Baltimore Ravens 20 - Cleveland Browns 10
After a slow start, Joe Flacco (20 fantasy points) heated up and led the Ravens to victory...and the playoffs!

Poll: Who deserves tonight's game ball?

December 15th

Monday Night Football

New Orleans Saints 31 - Chicago Bears 8
Drew Brees (27 fantasy points) threw two TDs to Josh Hill (13 fantasy points) and one to Marques Colston (12 fantasy points) as the Saints coasted to an easy road win over the Bears.

Sunday Night Football

Dallas Cowboys 38 - Philadelphia Eagles 27
Thanks to the combined efforts of Dez Bryant (29 fantasy points), Tony Romo (20 fantasy points), and DeMarco Murray (20 fantasy points), the Cowboys overcame squandering a 21-0 lead and hung on to defeat the Eagles in a wild affair.

Late Games

Seattle Seahawks 17 - San Francisco 49ers 7
In a tough low-scoring battle, it was Marshawn Lynch (15 fantasy points) who carried the Seahawks to the win.

Denver Broncos 22 - San Diego Chargers 16
The Broncos rode the unstoppable Demaryius Thomas (18 fantasy points) to the division clinching victory over the Chargers.

New York Jets 16 - Tennessee Titans 11
Geno Smith (12 fantasy points) willed the Jets to victory over the Titans.

Detroit Lions 16 - Minnesota Vikings 14
The Trio of Matthew Stafford (10 Fantasy Points), Joquie Bell (10 fantasy points) and Golden Tate (10 fantasy points) combined to propel the Lions to victory.

Early Games

New England Patriots 41 - Miami Dolphins 13
Tom Brady (19 fantasy points) and the Patriots exacted revenge for their opening day loss by pounding the Dolphins.

Buffalo Bills 21 - Green Bay Packers 13
The Bills strong defense (17 fantasy points) stymied the high-power Packers offense and led Buffalo to victory.

New York Giants 24 - Washington Redskins 13
Odell Beckham Jr. (30 fantasy points) furthered his Rookie of the Year case and Eli Manning was sharp (22 fantasy points) in the Giants win.

Carolina Panthers 19 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17
Playing in place of Cam Newton, Derek Anderson (16 fantasy points) led the Panthers to an important victory.

Indianapolis Colts 17 - Houston Texans 10
Despite a so-so performance from Andrew Luck (13 fantasy points), the Colts were able to ride into the sunset with a victory.

Pittsburgh Steelers 27 - Atlanta Falcons 20
Le'Veon Bell (23 fantasy points) continued to ring up points as the Steelers outlasted the Falcons.

Cincinnati Bengals 30 - Cleveland Browns 0
Jeremy Hill (27 fantasy points) had 148 yards rushing and two TDs as the Bengals ruined Johnny Manziel's (0 fantasy points) debut.

Kansas City Chiefs 31 - Oakland Raiders 13
Alex Smith (21 fantasy points) led the Chiefs to a one-sided victory over the Raiders.

Baltimore Ravens 20 - Jacksonville Jaguars 12
Joe Flacco (13 fantasy points) engineered the Ravens comeback win over the feisty Jaguars.

Thursday Night Football

Arizona Cardinals 12 - St. Louis Rams 6
Two of the NFL's best defenses put on alternating displays of pure domination. This must have delighted the kickers for both teams as they contributed all of the night's scores.

In fantasy terms the Cardinals defense (11 fantasy points) was the top scorer followed by Rams QB Shaun Hill (10 fantasy points).

Poll: Who deserves tonight's game ball?

December 14th

Sunday Night Football

Dallas Cowboys 38 - Philadelphia Eagles 27
Thanks to the combined efforts of Dez Bryant (29 fantasy points), Tony Romo (20 fantasy points), and DeMarco Murray (20 fantasy points), the Cowboys overcame squandering a 21-0 lead and hung on to defeat the Eagles in a wild affair.

Late Games

Seattle Seahawks 17 - San Francisco 49ers 7
In a tough low-scoring battle, it was Marshawn Lynch (15 fantasy points) who carried the Seahawks to the win.

Denver Broncos 22 - San Diego Chargers 16
The Broncos rode the unstoppable Demaryius Thomas (18 fantasy points) to the division clinching victory over the Chargers.

New York Jets 16 - Tennessee Titans 11
Geno Smith (12 fantasy points) willed the Jets to victory over the Titans.

Detroit Lions 16 - Minnesota Vikings 14
The Trio of Matthew Stafford (10 Fantasy Points), Joquie Bell (10 fantasy points) and Golden Tate (10 fantasy points) combined to propel the Lions to victory.

Early Games

New England Patriots 41 - Miami Dolphins 13
Tom Brady (19 fantasy points) and the Patriots exacted revenge for their opening day loss by pounding the Dolphins.

Buffalo Bills 21 - Green Bay Packers 13
The Bills strong defense (17 fantasy points) stymied the high-power Packers offense and led Buffalo to victory.

New York Giants 24 - Washington Redskins 13
Odell Beckham Jr. (30 fantasy points) furthered his Rookie of the Year case and Eli Manning was sharp (22 fantasy points) in the Giants win.

Carolina Panthers 19 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17
Playing in place of Cam Newton, Derek Anderson (16 fantasy points) led the Panthers to an important victory.

Indianapolis Colts 17 - Houston Texans 10
Despite a so-so performance from Andrew Luck (13 fantasy points), the Colts were able to ride into the sunset with a victory.

Pittsburgh Steelers 27 - Atlanta Falcons 20
Le'Veon Bell (23 fantasy points) continued to ring up points as the Steelers outlasted the Falcons.

Cincinnati Bengals 30 - Cleveland Browns 0
Jeremy Hill (27 fantasy points) had 148 yards rushing and two TDs as the Bengals ruined Johnny Manziel's (0 fantasy points) debut.

Kansas City Chiefs 31 - Oakland Raiders 13
Alex Smith (21 fantasy points) led the Chiefs to a one-sided victory over the Raiders.

Baltimore Ravens 20 - Jacksonville Jaguars 12
Joe Flacco (13 fantasy points) engineered the Ravens comeback win over the feisty Jaguars.

Thursday Night Football

Arizona Cardinals 12 - St. Louis Rams 6
Two of the NFL's best defenses put on alternating displays of pure domination. This must have delighted the kickers for both teams as they contributed all of the night's scores.

In fantasy terms the Cardinals defense (11 fantasy points) was the top scorer followed by Rams QB Shaun Hill (10 fantasy points).

Poll: Who was the MVP of the late games?

December 14th

Late Games

Seattle Seahawks 17 - San Francisco 49ers 7
In a tough low-scoring battle, it was Marshawn Lynch (15 fantasy points) who carried the Seahawks to the win.

Denver Broncos 22 - San Diego Chargers 16
The Broncos rode the unstoppable Demaryius Thomas (18 fantasy points) to the division clinching victory over the Chargers.

New York Jets 16 - Tennessee Titans 11
Geno Smith (12 fantasy points) willed the Jets to victory over the Titans.

Detroit Lions 16 - Minnesota Vikings 14
The Trio of Matthew Stafford (10 Fantasy Points), Joquie Bell (10 fantasy points) and Golden Tate (10 fantasy points) combined to propel the Lions to victory.

Early Games

New England Patriots 41 - Miami Dolphins 13
Tom Brady (19 fantasy points) and the Patriots exacted revenge for their opening day loss by pounding the Dolphins.

Buffalo Bills 21 - Green Bay Packers 13
The Bills strong defense (17 fantasy points) stymied the high-power Packers offense and led Buffalo to victory.

New York Giants 24 - Washington Redskins 13
Odell Beckham Jr. (30 fantasy points) furthered his Rookie of the Year case and Eli Manning was sharp (22 fantasy points) in the Giants win.

Carolina Panthers 19 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17
Playing in place of Cam Newton, Derek Anderson (16 fantasy points) led the Panthers to an important victory.

Indianapolis Colts 17 - Houston Texans 10
Despite a so-so performance from Andrew Luck (13 fantasy points), the Colts were able to ride into the sunset with a victory.

Pittsburgh Steelers 27 - Atlanta Falcons 20
Le'Veon Bell (23 fantasy points) continued to ring up points as the Steelers outlasted the Falcons.

Cincinnati Bengals 30 - Cleveland Browns 0
Jeremy Hill (27 fantasy points) had 148 yards rushing and two TDs as the Bengals ruined Johnny Manziel's (0 fantasy points) debut.

Kansas City Chiefs 31 - Oakland Raiders 13
Alex Smith (21 fantasy points) led the Chiefs to a one-sided victory over the Raiders.

Baltimore Ravens 20 - Jacksonville Jaguars 12
Joe Flacco (13 fantasy points) engineered the Ravens comeback win over the feisty Jaguars.

Thursday Night Football

Arizona Cardinals 12 - St. Louis Rams 6
Two of the NFL's best defenses put on alternating displays of pure domination. This must have delighted the kickers for both teams as they contributed all of the night's scores.

In fantasy terms the Cardinals defense (11 fantasy points) was the top scorer followed by Rams QB Shaun Hill (10 fantasy points).

New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith throws a 35-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Percy Harvin, who scores against his former team the Minnesota Vikings.
Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake makes a pivotal play as he sacks New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith.
Poll: Who will win tonight's MNF battle?
The Miami Dolphins take on the New York Jets in MNF tonight!

The Dolphins are fighting for a playoff spot and are led by QB Ryan Tannehill, RB Lamar Miller and WRs Mike Wallace and Jarvis Landry. Super-sacking DE Cameron Wake powers one of the top defenses in the league.

The Jets need to get it going on and there's no better way to do that than to beat their rivals on national TV. QB Geno Smith, RB Chris Ivory and WRs Eric Decker and Percy Harvin are a threat to score on every play.

The action starts at 8:30 PM ET on ESPN.

The New York Jets have been disappointing this season but still have hope to improve in 2015. And that improvement starts at the quarterback position. Geno Smith has underachieved this year forcing impatient New Yorkers to give up on him. Michael Vick has played well with 3 touchdowns and only 1 interception but he might not be a long- term answer because he is 34 years old. So that raises the question of what do the Jets do at quarterback next year? Below are the quarterback options in 2015 to help the Jets end their playoff drought. Free Agents- There aren't a lot of quarterbacks in this years free agent class but the Jets could use an experienced player. An interesting option could be Brain Hoyer who is having a great year but may not stay in Cleveland because of Johnny Manziel. Another option could be Mark Sanchez. Yes it is crazy, but Sanchez is playing well and could be ready for a return to New York with Nick Foles coming back. He looks more confident but it is a reach. Draft- If the Jets continue losing they could easily end up with a top 5 if not top 3 pick in the draft. The top QB in the draft is Marcus Mariota. He has had a great season and could bring winning and skill to the Jets. He is also a strong leader. Another top quarterback is obviously Jameis Winston. The Heisman Trophy and National Championship winner from last year has a lot of talent but has concerns. His off the field issues won't be very appealing to John Idzik the Jets general manager, if Idzik remains in the job. But yet again who knows if they'll even draft a quarterback with John Idzik there. Trade- This is the least likely to happen of the three. But there is a possibility that Jay Cutler could leave Chicago. He has disappointed after a $100 million deal. The Jets have a lot of cap room to deal with the expense and it could help kick start the offense. My prediction- Whoever the Jets decide to go after, the one goal is to improve and I think they will do so. I think they will re-sign Michael Vick, release Geno Smith and trade up to draft Marcus Mariota. They will use Vick to mentor Mariota and help to get the Jets back into the playoffs.
The New York Jets won their first game and haven't won a game since. The Jets (1-7) have been terrible and coach Rex Ryan had to bench Geno Smith. But in Week 9 New York will face the Chiefs and could pull off an upset and end their losing streak. Michael Vick is the starter in a potentially dangerous Jets offense. Vick can still run and is hard to tackle. Percy Harvin, acquired in a trade with Seattle, will play in his second game and will have had more time to prepare. He can be dynamic on both special teams and as a receiver, as shown in the first game of the season and the Super Bowl. Former Broncos receiver Eric Decker has been injured but is the best option when available. Running back Chris Ivory has had the best season of his career so far and has made up for Chris Johnson. The defense has been underperforming, but multiple Pro Bowlers on the defensive line could turn around the season. Rookie of the Year Sheldon Richardson and Pro Bowl lineman Muhammad Wilkerson will improve as the season goes on and they face a weak Kansas City offensive line. The Chiefs have been hard to predict. In Week 1, Kansas City was blown out by the Colts. Since then, they have beaten the 5-3 Chargers, crushed the Patriots 41-14, topped the Dolphins, and shut down the Rams. Jamaal Charles, their powerful running back, has been a key player, rushing for 678 yards when the Chiefs win. When the Chiefs lose, it is because their running game, which combines for 307 rushing yards in losses. New York is one of the best teams against the run (5th in yards allowed per game), so the passing game will have to go off for Kansas City. Quarterback Alex Smith hasn't been great and only Travis Kelce has over 350 receiving yards. If the Jets can hold Charles, the Chiefs may not score over 20 points. While the defense will be a storyline to watch, the offense will be what makes or breaks the Jets on Sunday. The passing game is the worst in the NFL, with only 179.4 yards per game. Vick, who was announced the starter early in the week, has a 48.2 passer rating with a measly 46.4 pass completion percentage. He will need to turn to Philadelphia form for the offense to score. The running game, the 4th best in the NFL, will depend on Chris Ivory to have a big game, especially if Vick doesn't do well. Prediction: Chris Ivory rushes for over 100 yards and two touchdowns and the defense holds Jamaal Charles under 80 yards. Michael Vick has a solid game, with 200 passing yards and 50 rushing yards, and Percy Harvin makes an impact on special teams. The final score is 23-21, with an Ivory touchdown leading the Jets to their first victory since Week 1.
Kyle Orton had a career day for the Buffalo Bills putting up 238 yards and four touchdowns, while New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith was benched in the first quarter after throwing three interceptions. Bills win big 43-23.