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Jets start the circus anew, draft Geno Smith

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They avoided the quarterback market for a day, but couldn’t stay out for long.

The Jets triggered this year’s controversy, by drafting West Virginia’s Geno Smith with the 39th overall pick.

If Mark Sanchez wasn’t on the hot seat already, it just went nuclear, as they found someone with more passing skills than Tim Tebow to push him.

They might as well cut Sanchez now, and save everyone the trouble in what is clearly a rebuilding year for the Jets. Of course, if it wasn’t for the Rams trading up for Tavon Austin last night, the Jets would have had an exciting, if not polished, new identity on offense.

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97 Responses to “Jets start the circus anew, draft Geno Smith”
  1. thesteelers says: Apr 26, 2013 7:08 PM

    Quick! Cue the circus music!

  2. beerbudsnbevo says: Apr 26, 2013 7:08 PM

    Mark Sanchez just put his penthouse up for sale

  3. themagicman1223 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:08 PM

    The Jets fans at the draft are terrible.

  4. packfaninvikeland says: Apr 26, 2013 7:08 PM

    And here we….go!

  5. nflgiant says: Apr 26, 2013 7:09 PM

    Tebow is a better fit.

  6. phillyphever says: Apr 26, 2013 7:09 PM

    There’s not enough popcorn for everyone to enjoy this circus. Oh this is gonna be fun.

  7. ozymandias121 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:09 PM

    Rex Ryan making sure he takes the Jets down with him after this season!!

  8. noodlecbs says: Apr 26, 2013 7:10 PM

    The gift that keeps on giving…Your New York Jets LOL

  9. melkipershero says: Apr 26, 2013 7:10 PM

    Lets replace the buttfumbler with Mr. Fumbles.

  10. bettis3636 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:11 PM

    Poor Gino… Gonna be a rough few years till he’s cut/traded!

  11. sf546 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:11 PM

    I feel bad for the kid. Rex will be gone after this year along with the OC so I think Smith is going to fall into transition trap. Every year having a different system to learn.

  12. stankages says: Apr 26, 2013 7:12 PM

    All these quarterbacks on the roster and none of them can throw.

  13. canetic says: Apr 26, 2013 7:12 PM

    I’m sure he’ll have no problem handling the pressure of the NY media. Another terrible Jets pick. Sayonara Rex.

  14. Dennis Allen's Outgoing Persona says: Apr 26, 2013 7:12 PM

    Oh man, the Jets used to be funny, now I just feel bad for them. It’s been a long free fall, who knew Mangini put all those pieces in place?

  15. nflgiant says: Apr 26, 2013 7:12 PM

    Gino Smith throws like Tebow.Tebow is bigger and tougher.The Jets need to play Tebow,the guy is a winner.

  16. goraidersgospurs says: Apr 26, 2013 7:12 PM

    good luck to you man, Go Geno!!!

  17. mtheparrothead says: Apr 26, 2013 7:13 PM

    The team that keeps on giving.

  18. Stiller43 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:13 PM

    The guy who wanted to shell up and hide from the media because he wasnt picked yesterday now has to face the NY media every day? HAHAHAHAHAHA

  19. blacknole08 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:13 PM

    Congrats to him, but it’s only just beginning for him. He could turn out to be really good or a real bust.

    You think he has thin skin now, wait until he messes up in New York. The NY media and their fans especially will eat him up.

  20. 69finfan says: Apr 26, 2013 7:14 PM

    And the wheels on the bus go round and round………………………all day/night long!

  21. wryly1 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:14 PM

    Not to worry – they still have Rex.

  22. remyje says: Apr 26, 2013 7:14 PM

    Geno Smith is better than Mark Sanchez but won’t start as long as Rex and his tattoo of his wife wearing a Sanchez jersey is coaching

  23. beerbudsnbevo says: Apr 26, 2013 7:14 PM

    Could be worse, could be one of us Cowboys fans…

  24. my2cents27 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:14 PM

    I think Rex wanted Teo and then after SD took em he probably said, “give me Geno!!”

    I say Trade Sanchez and keep Tebow!!

  25. americankris says: Apr 26, 2013 7:15 PM

    The high school prom mark sanchez is at is flabergasted

  26. bucslose says: Apr 26, 2013 7:15 PM

    Good luck to him. Yes, the Jets have been a joke, but lets give this guy a chance. You never know.

  27. pencilmonkeymagic says: Apr 26, 2013 7:15 PM

    Are… Are we allowed to laugh yet?

  28. t8ertot says: Apr 26, 2013 7:15 PM

    Poor guy

  29. sfm073 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:15 PM

    Do the jets care about winning or just getting attention?

  30. clw1906 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:16 PM

    phillyphever says:
    Apr 26, 2013 7:09 PM
    Thereโ€™s not enough popcorn for everyone to enjoy this circus. Oh this is gonna be fun.

    From a Philly fan? Ummm really? —>lol

  31. camp1746 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:16 PM

    Mark Sanchez just butt fumbled the remote…

    2013 Season.

    Mark Sanchez will butt fumble the clipboard and gatorade.

  32. runtheball says: Apr 26, 2013 7:16 PM

    He is just like Sanchez.

  33. my2cents27 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:17 PM

    At least Saban will have 5 Quarterbacks to choose from next year when he takes over the Jets coaching job!!

  34. kingbeason52 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:17 PM

    This has bust written all over it..did you see his interview?

  35. nickp91 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:18 PM

    I’m so glad Geno Smith stayed in NYC to get drafted

  36. cruells says: Apr 26, 2013 7:18 PM

    I love the Jets.. They are always good for a great laugh.. I got my popcorn ready.. Let the QB drama begin..

  37. thesteelers says: Apr 26, 2013 7:19 PM

  38. paulz624 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:19 PM

    All the doubters on here are forgetting one thing, Marty Morningweig, he was the main reason behind the Eagles developing all those QBs, he defiantly had some say in this pick and he definitely will do wonders for him.

  39. nobby821 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:20 PM

    cue the ‘Angry Mark Sanchez face’ meems

  40. laxcoach37 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:21 PM

    The Jets are a joke, but how sad for this kid that he is going to be immersed into a horrible controversy right away. I could not understand why the Talking Heads are saying “he can learn and be groomed”… by Who?? McElroy? It is funy, but definately more sad.

  41. wydok says: Apr 26, 2013 7:21 PM

    Do people spell his name wrong on purpose?

    I hope so. I mean, it’s right in the damn headline.

  42. drainbameged says: Apr 26, 2013 7:21 PM

    Geno meet Cameron Wake…he will be the one dismembering you on December 1st…you might wanna call in sick that day

  43. bartlettruss says: Apr 26, 2013 7:22 PM

    I think they should just keep taking a QB in every round… give em all max contracts too. Worked for the Cardinals..

  44. coughlinsredcheeks says: Apr 26, 2013 7:22 PM

    Geno tried to accept his Jets draft hat, butt fumbled it on the stage

  45. galluswien says: Apr 26, 2013 7:22 PM

    There is no circus or controversy here. If you think there is some conflict between Mark Sanchez being the starter or Tim Tebow and Geno Smith coming in to compete for the job, then you obviously haven’t been paying attention to the Jets. Sanchez is on the way out at the end of the year, regardless, and Tebow is probably out of the league before training camp.

  46. alskdh says: Apr 26, 2013 7:23 PM

    As a pats fan, this could not get any better. I only wish they would let tebow go, who did nothing so bad as to be part of this circus. Let him go, and let the show continue.

  47. redpillmindstate says: Apr 26, 2013 7:23 PM

    Man the Jets really love stepping in Shyat and smelling it…. Wow they just keep on giving us something to laugh about

  48. geefan1 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:24 PM

    Maybe now they should keep Tebow and run the wishbone.

  49. getitrightflorio says: Apr 26, 2013 7:25 PM

    They got the #1 QB at pick 39 why not take a chance remember they have mark sanchez

  50. spankygreen says: Apr 26, 2013 7:30 PM

    What are the Jets doing?….Sanchez played so perfectly last year and we can’t say enough about how great Tebow is….hehehehe!!!! Week 1,

    Garrard Starts, and by wk 6 it’s the GSmith show……

    Sanchez had his time, didn’t produce and poor Tebow, head still scratching as to why they even brought him to New York, but he rebounds somewhere where he will be at least given a real chance…..

    The Jets are in better hands than they deserve to be with Smith and Garrard….

  51. dbfan4ever says: Apr 26, 2013 7:30 PM

    End of the line for Sanchez!

  52. melkipershero says: Apr 26, 2013 7:31 PM

    At least Saban will have 5 Quarterbacks to choose from next year when he takes over the Jets coaching job!!

    Saban will be at Bama until he is literally to old to continue.

  53. doclolly says: Apr 26, 2013 7:32 PM

    Same Old Jets..

  54. dumplingsrbrown says: Apr 26, 2013 7:33 PM

    Ha ha Ha ha haaaaaaaaaa!!! QB fiasco!

  55. mannyicey says: Apr 26, 2013 7:33 PM

    You know what I thought was really funny? I saw that highlight reel on NFL Network and thought “This kid’s worse than Tebow!”

    At least Tebow got some trophies and won rings in college. I fell out laughing at the pick.

    So let’s take stock at the Jets QBs:

    1. Mark Sanchez- suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress.

    2. David Garrard- the best they got, but he’s old and brittle.

    3. Tim Tebow- Dude can’t pass the out-route. (Or the in-route. Or…)

    4. Geno Smith- Couldn’t determine whether it was the highlight reel or blooper reel for his college tape.

    The Jets have just became my “Must-Watch” team.

  56. iamwhodat says: Apr 26, 2013 7:34 PM

    Not a Jets fan by a long shot; but I think this will be a good pick up for them. Don’t rush the process let him sit and learn for a year or two…

  57. omegalh says: Apr 26, 2013 7:35 PM

    Cut Sanchez now. Can’t save the cap space but you can save some actual cash if he signs with someone else. It’ll get subtracted from the 8.5 you owe him.

  58. bklyntay says: Apr 26, 2013 7:35 PM

    You people kill me you go on and on about how bad Sanchez is so the jets draft the highest rated QB (by most draft analyst) in this draft and it’s a horrible pick if he would have gone anywhere else all of the stupid comments wouldn’t even be posted. We know Sanchez hasn’t played well the last two years and we know Tebow will get cut so at some point the Jets were gonna draft a QB to replace Sanchez because he wasn’t gonna be on the team next year with or without Geno.

  59. nyjetsmaniac says: Apr 26, 2013 7:37 PM

    Yea Jets draft a QB so its a CIRCUS GTFOH …Media GARBAGE ….

  60. nickp91 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:38 PM

    The New York Jets made their third major quarterback acquisition in four years

  61. dlk47823 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:38 PM

    Sanchez and Tebow will be released….Garrard will start the season backed up by McElroy and Smith.
    What will the trolls do without Tebow and Sanchez to pick on? they’re coming to your team now!
    Keep on hatin’!

  62. rondayne33 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:38 PM

    He even already guaranteed playoffs next season! Geno, that is, not Rex….

  63. newjerseygiants says: Apr 26, 2013 7:39 PM

    I wonder if Sanchez will be sending Geno a welcome Tweet?

  64. aboveaveragejoe11 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:39 PM

    Poor Geno, he might be doomed to fail here. What he needs is some good coaching. Better coaching than Sanchez had gotten, who has pretty much shown zero improvement after years as the starter. Maybe you should’ve went home, Geno LOL

  65. lrjets says: Apr 26, 2013 7:41 PM

    To The Jets Critics:

    We really are flattered that you’d take the time DURING the draft show to troll over here without going to your team’s blogs (those who know which team they”ll follow this season).

    It doesn’t matter. The Dolphins will be Super Bowl Champions this coming season.

    Just ask those few Dolphnerds who post here. Hope there aren’t many blackouts this year. Well, not vs. The Jets!!

  66. Mr. Wright 212 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:42 PM

    What a joke.

  67. dlk47823 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:42 PM

    Phillyfever- You’re making fun of the Jets??? Nice Dream team…maybe you can get Vince Young back to battle the canine Killer!
    I love it!

  68. newjerseygiants says: Apr 26, 2013 7:43 PM

    Just saw Sanchez at Home Depot buying some rope.

  69. hehateme2 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:44 PM

    hemagicman1223 says:Apr 26, 2013 7:08 PM
    The Jets fans at the draft are terrible.

    jet fans most everywhere are terrible.

  70. hehateme2 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:44 PM

    Another mentally weak QB for NJ. What a concept!

  71. thefiesty1 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:47 PM

    Geno’s career is over before it had a chance to get started. Kiss of death selection.

  72. j0esixpack says: Apr 26, 2013 7:48 PM

    My condolences Geno.

    The Jets are where careers go to die.

  73. nflfan4now says: Apr 26, 2013 7:50 PM

    Isn’t Smith the qb who has had all bad games in cold weather? Wait till he gets to NE or Buf in December!

  74. fanfrommontreal says: Apr 26, 2013 7:52 PM

    As a Patriot fan I am used to be baffled by my team’s strategy on draft day, but to see the face of the Jets fans when they announced that pick made me feel much better! Hilarious!

  75. trapshoot says: Apr 26, 2013 7:54 PM

    If he has a brain he will escape to Canada.

  76. ilovefoolsball says: Apr 26, 2013 7:58 PM

    This pick, and the Dallas pick made my week.

  77. whoknowsnothing says: Apr 26, 2013 8:01 PM

    Like really, who didn’t see this coming?

  78. green41563 says: Apr 26, 2013 8:02 PM

    They’re a “circus” for using a second-round pick on a guy who was a consensus first-round player and when Mark Sanchez is their quarterback?

    I understand that you’re desperate to continue the “circus” narrative so that you can justify being lazy and using the Jets to create 50 percent of your content, but that kind of nakedly agenda-driven nonsense is an embarrassment.

  79. majormeatcurtains says: Apr 26, 2013 8:06 PM

    I just bought a bunch of stock in roasted peanuts.

  80. kegmen7 says: Apr 26, 2013 8:14 PM

    a drunk, retarded monkey with a dart could do a better job selecting players.

  81. runwright44 says: Apr 26, 2013 8:16 PM

    Please, please, please, Hard Knocks ’13

  82. rangenius says: Apr 26, 2013 8:18 PM

    Drafting the best QB in the draft is a circus move? You guys are so lame.

  83. jetsfan67 says: Apr 26, 2013 8:19 PM

    Geno rocks. Great move. No trade up to get him. Awesome draft Jets, keep it going baby.

  84. south1park1cows says: Apr 26, 2013 8:19 PM

    I am not a Jets fan but I feel sorry for Sanchez.
    Your offense blows and you do nothing to rectify the situation. You could have drafted Joe Willie in his prime and it wouldn’t help this team.
    What a dysfunctional organization.
    Oh good, the Jets have more picks, I am expecting LEON SANDCASTLE to come off the board.

  85. taintedsaints2009 says: Apr 26, 2013 8:39 PM

    I get it…but yet, I don’t get it.

  86. axespray says: Apr 26, 2013 8:39 PM

    He can’t be any worse than Sanchez.

  87. jeffa43 says: Apr 26, 2013 8:40 PM

    But Rex honey, tattoo removals hurt, can’t we keep Sanchez?
    Or,,,
    How about cutting Sanchez and give #6 to the new kid.

    With the Jets 2nd pick.. They confirm….. Now is Tebow time.

  88. nviverson says: Apr 26, 2013 8:44 PM

    I love this pick!!!! Because it takes all the “stupid football stuff” away from Cleveland. Now the Jests are the boneheads of the league. Thanks, Jets!

  89. bigdingyguy says: Apr 26, 2013 8:45 PM

    As a Dolphins fan, I feel bad for Geno. I don’t know much about him, but I hope he hires a good financial advisor and manages his money wisely. He will be starting by week 6, and the calamity of that franchise will likely have him out of the league before the end of his rookie deal.

  90. bucsfan5000 says: Apr 26, 2013 8:58 PM

    “With the first pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the New York Jets select, Johnny Manzel, Quarterback, Texas A&M.”

  91. lrjets says: Apr 26, 2013 9:23 PM

    …One team wins the Super Bowl
    So…………….99% of you …watched the superbowl with your team not in it!

    This is why the Ravens and Packers fans have more class than you shut-ins.

  92. lgwelsh1 says: Apr 26, 2013 10:54 PM

    Gino has no idea what he is getting himself into. He is going to get destroyed by the NY media. I hope he has a great publicist LOL

  93. bigdeuceuno says: Apr 27, 2013 1:49 AM

    Good pick for the jets they took the best QB in this yrs years draft n they got him in the 2nd rd so no big money involved thats smart management to me in no way was or is mark Sanchez better than Geno Smith mark was very limited as a nfl QB Geno brings passing a big arm running an leadership to that spot and Geno gives a much needed fresh start for the jets that was much needed in the fan base and in the jets locker room Sanchez own teammates wanted to kill him u have to move on when it gets that bad I’m a ravens fan but i like where the jets r going its nowhere but up from here u should support this kid and b thankful u picked him up just watch

  94. hatersweargreen says: Apr 27, 2013 6:41 AM

    wait…. hold on guys.

    they line up timmy T at TE. Sanchize under center.

    the Sanch laterals to G-smith who is in the RB position. he music city miracles it to gerard…. gerard pooch-punts it.

    OFFENSIVE GENIUS!

  95. pksullivanmha says: Apr 27, 2013 9:27 AM

    Ha, the Bills stuck it to them!! @footballady52 ๐Ÿˆ

  96. pksullivanmha says: Apr 27, 2013 9:29 AM

    Did you see the guys from the NFL Network. They were incredulous and couldn’t stop laughing. (Figuratively). @footballady52 ๐Ÿˆ

  97. ronin36 says: Apr 27, 2013 2:29 PM

    Just a question….

    On espn (so much better without Berman and Gruden).. During the interview.. just after being picked…

    Did I hear him correctly? Did he say he “deserved it.” ????

    I’m sorry, but I just got the “Michael Vick, I’m entitled.” vibe from Geno..

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