The Jets drafted West Virginia’s Geno Smith with the 39th overall pick last year, dang well knowing that he was available that late for a reason.

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It’s not like the Jets ever thought they were getting a Russell Wilson (drafted 75th overall) kind of steal.

Jets GM John Idzik has said from the beginning that they’re willing to grow with Geno and that he’s the future.

Then how about Rex Ryan acting like it?

This week, the head coach of the Jets has not backed up his starting quarterback, saying that they’re “looking at” the “possibility” of giving back-up Matt Simms more reps in practice.

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Look, Geno’s been bad the last two weeks (16 of 42, 218 yards, 0 touchdowns) but Rex is throwing around the idea of playing an undrafted two-year quarterback who’s never started?

Don’t do it, Rex.

Yes, Geno leads the NFL with 20 turnovers (16 interceptions), including four last week against the Bills.

But hey, this is what you expected when you drafted a rookie quarterback, an up and down performance, just like the entire team!

Don’t bail on the plan now. Way too soon.

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