While the fate of Rex Ryan is still unknown (at least publicly), let's at least hope that the Jets have seen enough of Geno Smith to move forward with the rookie quarterback into a second season.

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The West Virginia product led a solid 4th quarter drive in which the Jets controlled the clock, ending with a 17-yard rushing touchdown by Smith, putting New York over the Browns in a 20-14 final.

Completing 20 of 37 passes for 214 yards and two touchdowns, it was Smith's best game of the year and it isn't even close.

Players recognized after the game that they could see Smith mentally go through his reads and assess the defense better than ever.

Are we ready to declare Smith 'the quarterback of the future'? Uh, no.

But there are so many other issues on the offensive side of the ball, the Jets will just take another gigantic step back if they waste a draft pick on a quarterback in 2014.

How about getting Geno another weapon?! What a novel idea.

In a year where Santonio Holmes has been a waste and will most likely get cut by Gang Green at the end of the year, the Jets could most immediately use an offensive talent who can catch the football.

This draft includes receivers like Sammy Watkins of Clemson, Mike Evans from A&M, LSU's Odell Beckham Jr. and the list goes on and on.

There are bigger holes than quarterback. Geno has earned the starting nod ... at least for now.

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