Just when Geno Smith got it right, it all went wrong.
People were hating the Jets’ Geno Smith last year, so much that they basically cheered when he was punched in the face by former teammate IK Enemkpali last year. They loathed him so much that they were willing to accept coach Todd Bowles’ decision to give the starting job to journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick. Well Fitzpatrick responded by taking the reigns and leading the Jets to within one game of the playoffs, which the team lost any chance of by losing the last game of the season. This season the team started with high hopes, which quickly faded as Fitzpatrick threw int after int each game and the offense was then completely stifled in Arizona in week 6. In stepped Geno Smith and heads immediately started shaking and groans were heard all over the Tri-State area. But then Geno started the game and went 4 of 8 for 95 yards and a touchdown.
Maybe this was the turnaround for both the team and Geno.
Sadly no. This is the Jets and they seem to be cursed with some mishap every year and that mishap occurred in the second quarter of yesterday’s game against the Ravens when Ravens’ linebacker Matt Judon tackled Smith and the QB went down awkwardly. He was taken in on a cart but was later seen on the sidelines in sweats, obviously frustrated with not being able to play. After questions about his status arose, and after the Jets ultimately beat the Ravens, we wondered what happened to Geno.
Now everyone knows as it was announced that he had suffered a torn ACL in his right knee and is reportedly out for the season.
Smith had told ESPN.com “I don’t think it’s anything too significant, but we’ll see.”
Now it looks like he’ll be seeing the rest of the season from the sidelines. Wishing you a speedy, and healthy, recovery Geno.