Stephen Hill sees deep playoff run from Jets


Apparently rookie quarterback Geno Smith isn’t the only member of the New York Jets seeing big things for the team this season.

Smith said the Jets would be playoff-bound following being selected by the Jets in the second round of the NFL Draft in April. Now receiver Stephen Hill has echoed Smith’s prognostication for the Jets this season.

Hill spoke with the NFL Network recently and said he sees the Jets playing well into January.

Oh yes, definitely,” Hill said when asked if the Jets would make the playoffs. “We will be in the playoffs and deep in the playoffs.”

It would be the first trip to the playoffs for the Jets in three seasons after going 6-10 last year and 8-8 in 2011. For the Jets to make Smith and Hill’s predictions a reality, they’ll have to win more than one game against teams with winning records. A 35-9 victory over the Indianapolis Colts were their only such victory a season ago.

Hill appeared in 11 games for the Jets as a rookie last season. After a big opening week against the Buffalo Bills with five catches for 89 yards and two touchdowns, Hill struggled to find consistency before landing on injured reserve in December. He finished the season with 21 catches for 252 yards and three touchdowns.