Last season as a rookie, Geno Smith was very up and down at quarterback. He threw 21 interceptions on the season with 18 total touchdowns. He ended his rookie campaign strong, but time after time took the the Jets out of games with crucial mistakes. Over the last four games of the 2013 season, only Peyton Manning had a better QBR than Geno Smith. Smith seems to have bulked up over the offseason and during the preseason played like a true NFL quarterback. His throws were more accurate and stronger, and he seems more confident. With more weapons on offense in Chris Johnson, Jace Amaro, and Eric Decker, I expect Geno Smith to really improve in his sophomore season.
In 2013, the Jets biggest weapons on offense were Jeremy Kerley, an injured Santonio Holmes, and Kellen Winslow. Clyde Gates played an actual role on this offense a year ago. John Idzik saw the obvious need to upgrade his offensive playmakers and went out and did it. He brought in wide out Eric Decker, running back Chris Johnson, and tight end Jace Amaro. Decker gives Geno Smith a vertical threat and a reliable pass-catcher. Chris Johnson gives the Jets a speed dynamic out of the backfield alongside Chris Ivory. Finally, Jace Amaro the rookie out of Texas Tech, gives the Jets a Rob Gronkowski element in their offense. No more can teams just stack the box against the Jets on defense.
The front seven for the Jets is as strong as any unit in the NFL. On the 3-4 defense, up front the Jets have stars in Muhammad Wilkerson, Damon Harrison, and Sheldon Richardson. Off the edge the Jets have youngster Quinton Coples and veterans Calvin Pace and Jason Babin. In the middle of the defense, the Jets have another year of the consistent Demario Davis and David Harris. This unit has a lot of youth and a lot of chemistry playing with one another. This group will be fun to watch this upcoming season.