Jets’ Devin Smith out for season with torn ACL

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Jets receiver Devin Smith’s season is over before it started.

The Jets announced today that Smith suffered a torn ACL at the team’s first offseason workout and will miss the entire 2017 season.

It’s the same ACL that Smith tore in 2015, bringing his rookie season to an end. That injury lingered into 2016 and continued to affect him during his second season. And now his third season is over.

The Jets selected Smith with the 37th overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft. Through three seasons, he has managed just 10 catches.

22 responses to “Jets’ Devin Smith out for season with torn ACL

  1. What a shame for a top 2nd round pick. He was a burner but not much else, this can only hurt his speed spending 2+ years inactive. Chalk it up to Jets luck.

    If they didn’t have bad luck they wouldn’t have any luck not to mention Jets stupidity to go with it.
    Imagine being a talented college player being drafted by them or the Browns. If you believe in reincarnation you have to wonder who they pissed off in a past life.

  2. Maybe WFAN Sports Talk radio host Joe Benigno is right. He has said for years that Joe Namath sold his soul to the devil to win the ’69 Super Bowl, and that’s why the Jets have never won another one.
    Too bad for this kid, and worse for the Jets.

  3. as a jet fan, sorry to see anyone get injured but im gonna be honest…

    devin smith is not an nfl wr so this is a blessing in disguise

  4. Devin Smith has great ball-tracking skills, amazing straight line speed, but can’t stay healthy.

    Perhaps this is why we saw the Jets take a WR in round 3 & 4.

    Decker, Enunwa, Anderson, Jalin Marshall, Patton, Peake, Stewart, Hanson. Crowded depth chart.

  5. Unfortunate turn of events for any young player trying to get to the big stage.

    As for stairwayto7 …….. just a PIT puke.

  6. Bye Felicia. The Jets need to give Darius Jennings a real shot. He flashed some nice potential with the Browns, and can return kickoffs and punts.

  7. That sucks, but it goes to show how fickle an NFL career can be and why getting a good degree might be of more importance in the long run. Hope he can continue his dream though.

  8. Yeah… sure… Devin Smith is a bust.

    As if playing with a bunch of below-average to average quarterbacks (like Geno Smith, Bryce Petty, and Ryan Fitzpatrick) and a weak, aging offensive line is how to become an NFL success.

  9. Another Ohio State Luckeye bust.

    How can anyone disagree? Ezekiel had such a great year but 95% of the Luckeyes just falter in the pros. It just goes to show that Urban is a college system coach and that his players just aren’t very good outside of that system.

  10. January 10, 1969

    The Golden Anniversary is a given on January 10,2019. Happy 50th !

    At least Jets fans have something to celebrate !

  11. 10 catches in 3 seasons?
    Damn, doesn’t that make him the teams leading receiver?

    It is so fun watching the Jets continue to suck. Year in. Year out.
    Yappy fans, filled with false hopes at the beginning of each season….and then they have to play the games.

  12. scoocha says:
    Apr 29, 2017 8:34 PM
    Another Ohio State Luckeye bust.

    How can anyone disagree? Ezekiel had such a great year but 95% of the Luckeyes just falter in the pros. It just goes to show that Urban is a college system coach and that his players just aren’t very good outside of that system.
    —————–
    Yeah, because Joey Bosa, Eli Apple, Taylor Decker and Michael Thomas all had such crappy rookie years, oh wait, no they didn’t… And that’s just one draft class
    SMH

  13. Not a Jets fan at all, but that is some really lousy news to hear & have happen…. Never like to see any player get hurt & knocked out for the season…. Tough break & wish him a complete & full recovery
    Go Pats!!!

  14. Smith has had a terrible start to his jets career

    injured in training camp in his rookie season with a fractured rib, missed tons of developmental time and practice.

    finally got to play–fumbled a kickoff on a return that lead to an easy td for the bills and contributed greatly to a loss.

    Dropped an easy 46 yard td vs the texans.

    Tore his ACL to finish his rookie year in 2015.
    Missed all of the following year as he never fully recovered to play in 2016.

    Now tore same ACL again in offseason training.

    Its more than just injuries. Even when he was learning, he was pretty raw in his hands, decisions, route running…

    But to blame the Jets QB situation on Smith is insane. He missed tons of time before his acl tear, and when he did play–it was full of mistakes.

    And everyone said this was a great 2nd round pick. Goes to show you just don’t know until you play and find out.

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