Jets won't commit to Geno Smith as 2014 starting QB

Mike Ehrmann

The New York Jets didn't name Geno Smith as the starting quarterback for 2014 in their wrap-up press conference on Tuesday.

The New York Jets neglected to name Geno Smith the starting quarterback for the 2014-15 season, as noted by Seth Walder of the New York Daily News. General manager John Idzik and head coach Rex Ryan held an end-of-season press conference on Tuesday and neither gave Smith the vote of confidence.

Idzik said that the team will "always look to improve every position in any manner we can," which includes the quarterbacks. Smith, a rookie, had a mediocre year for the Jets. It was pretty clear that he wasn't quite ready to handle being the starter, but he still played in all 16 games this season and the Jets were in the playoff hunt until the final weeks of the season.

Smith completed 247 of 443 passes for 3,046 yards with 12 touchdowns against a whopping 21 interceptions. Smith's completion percentage was a paltry 55.8, though in fairness, that's not much worse than Mark Sanchez in recent seasons.

Still, Smith's season was not exactly something to get excited about. Sanchez will likely be released before next season gets underway, and Smith should remain with the team and get his fair shot at starting. That said, the Jets will almost certainly bring in competition through free agency and/or the NFL Draft.

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