One of New York Jets most respected and well known leaders, Guard Willie Colon said on Tuesday that if the Jets are to do exceptionally well this season then their quarterback, Geno Smith, needs to be at the top of his game come this season.
“We have done the hard part which is to buy the Porsche, we have given Smith the keys to the Porsche, he cannot crash it,” the veteran leader said during an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio.
He went on further to state that, “The bottom line is that he cannot crash it. We need Smith to be at his very best. We are doing our part by making sure that we have given him everything that he needs so as to make him as comfortable as he wants.”
Instead of going for another quarterback during the off season, the New York Jets chose to go with Smith and work on improving his supporting cast. One of the biggest move which the Jets have made during off season was to trade for Brandon Marshall, who is a former Pro Bowl wide receiver. By maintain Smith in their roster, and trading for Marshall, the Jets will be lining up one of the most talented group of players since the arrival of Smith in team back in 2013.
Colon also went on further to state that he expects to a more mature Smith as well as more mature quarterback who makes good decisions with the ball.