NY Jets Quotes from Quarterback Geno Smith 4/26

1495 Sports has these quotes from Second-Round Draft Pick Quarterback Geno Smith:

On if he knew the Jets were going to pick him today:

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“I had a feeling, I didn’t know anything for sure but once I received the call, I was just extremely elated.”


On what it was like not getting picked in the first round:

“I think it was a test of patience, a test of character, and I wanted to make it my duty to come back today and still represent for my family and all of those who support me.”


On if he had a good feeling through the interactions with the Jets in the pre-draft process:

“I had pretty good meetings with them and when I visited, it went well but as you can see nothing is really 100 percent. But, right now I’m just proud to be a Jet and I’m ready to get to work.”


On what kind of quarterback New York Jets fans are getting:

“Well, I want to come in with the right mentality, I want to come in and work and I’m going to make sure I put my best foot forward. I’m going to be dedicated and try and come in and be a leader, try and help my team get better and win games.”


On how he feels about playing in the New York market:

“It will be extremely fun. New York is a great place, a great city and I look forward to it.”


On if he expects to compete to be the starting quarterback this year:

“I just want to come in and compete. I’m going to come in with the right mentality, as I stated. I’m a competitor and I’m going to accept my role on the team, whatever is handed to me, but my job is to compete day in and day out.”


On the criticism he’s received:

“Whether it was just or unjust really isn’t in my control.  Everything that I’ve done up until this point is really getting thrown out the window. I’m stepping into a new league and I’m moving on with my career.”


On if he thinks he’s a franchise quarterback:

“Yes sir, I do believe so and for a number of reasons, but the main thing is that I’m not only coming into practice, I’m going to come into work and I’m going to compete daily and I’m going to also do my best to better my teammates in order for us to win a Super Bowl.”


On what qualities he possesses that make him a franchise quarterback:

“I possess many qualities and I just think that it’s up to me to continue to improve daily. My game is not based on one single thing, but I think it’s based on a number of things. So as long as I can continue to improve and prepare I think I’ll be fine.”


On competing against Sanchez and Tim Tebow:

“I love to compete. Mark is a guy who I watched at USC, I watched him in the NFL, and I think highly of him as well as Tim and all of those guys over there. As I said, I’m coming in as a rookie and I’m going to compete and I’m also going to accept my role whatever it is.”

2 comments on “NY Jets Quotes from Quarterback Geno Smith 4/26

  1. Can’t believe Geno Smith lasted all the way to 39. That’s gotta be hard to deal with. Gonna be real fun to see what the Jets do with their whole QB situation, you know, as long as you’re not a Jets fan. Rex Ryan better be praying Geno is the guy. Also, you think you could check out my latest post cuz I really want to know what you think. http://chrisross91.wordpress.com/2013/04/27/questionable-person/

    • @Chris great site you have. I’m sure you have heard stories about players going low in the draft going on to be a great player when they make it to the big stage. I’m sure many are hoping that happens with Smith.

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