The Jets added a new weapon to their offense this week, but the results don’t look any better.
Geno Smith has thrown interceptions on two straight first quarter possessions, pumping him up to nine on the season and 30 for his short NFL career. Smith’s first pick came when he tried a deep ball to the newly acquired Percy Harvin, who got his reported wish to be used as a downfield receiver. Stephon Gilmore had good coverage and picked the ball off rather easily. It appeared Smith forced the throw one play after firing a foot or two over an open Harvin on a shorter play.
Harvin was then spotted headed back to the locker room, which suggests he may have been hurt on the play or while trying to make a tackle on Gilmore.
Smith was then picked by linebacker Preston Brown while trying a pass to tight end Jeff Cumberland on the next drive. The Bills couldn’t do anything with either takeaway and punted twice, but still lead 7-0 after a touchdown on their opening drive of the game.
UPDATE 1:35 p.m. ET: Make it three picks for the Bills. Smith threw a pass directly to Bills safety Aaron Williams on his next throw.