Posted November 21, 2013

Jets quarterback Geno Smith: I’m not Mark Sanchez

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Geno Smith will start the Jets' season opener against the Buccaneers. (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Jets quarterback Geno Smith has 20 turnovers and has been sacked 34 times this season. (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

The similarity between New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith and veteran Mark Sanchez‘s statistics as rookies are startling.

Sanchez, who is out for the season with an injured shoulder, completed 53.8 percent of his passes as a rookie in 2009, while Smith has completed 56.3 percent.

They both turned the ball over at alarming rates: Sanchez threw 12 touchdowns and 20 interceptions and lost three fumbles his first year; Smith has thrown eight touchdowns and 16 interceptions and has lost four fumbles through 10 games.

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Still, Smith doesn’t want to hear about any talk comparing him to the injured Sanchez.

“No, I’m not Mark,” Smith said to ESPN.com. “I don’t think it’s fair to compare his season to mine. It’s two different seasons, two different guys, two different players, two different styles, two different systems. I know you guys want to compare every single thing, but it doesn’t make a difference.”


16 comments
redmch91
redmch91

quick!  name a WR on the jets..........

larrybradford
larrybradford

Clearly Geno is NOT an NFL QB, and never will be. Jets need to WTFU and get a real franchise QB. Otherwise they are stuck in mediocrity with a good defense, and without one, they are the Jags up north......

FifthInTheOrder
FifthInTheOrder

Hm.  So Sanchez used to be the QB.  Thought he was some kind of male cheerleader for the ladies to see.

FifthInTheOrder
FifthInTheOrder

Hm.  So Sanchez used to be a QB.  Thought he was some sort of male cheerleader for the ladies to see.

EasyGoer
EasyGoer

They aren't really comparing you guys, Geno. What they are actually saying is how amazing (sad) it is that the Jets can draft such bad quarterbacks.

SonoftheMosthigh
SonoftheMosthigh

And all of you are talent evaluators of what???? Mark Sanchez was chosen in the 1st round but does not mean he has 1st round talent.... Many players are chosen for need mark was that because well the jets simply sucked...  Mark sucked for how many years and or was saved by a strong running game and defense and the jets have none of those now...




mgranadosv
mgranadosv

Two different people and two different systems indeed.

Of course, doesn't matter if they are different if they are equally sucky.

rh2000
rh2000

LOL Geno doesn't even belong in the NFL  LMAO


james177
james177

No, Sanchez was an actual first round pick and managed to win 9 games his first season. Matt Simms out play you in the pre-season and should be starting if not for your fragile ego.


me1
me1

He isn't...but he is just as bad.