"I'm going to go with Geno as our quarterback,” Rex said during today’s news conference. “I believe in Geno. I think he has the tools to be a good quarterback in this league."
In the seven games since Smith’s three-touchdown, no-interception Monday night win over Atlanta, he’s thrown just one touchdown and 11 interceptions. He's completed fewer than 10 passes in each of our past four games.
Geno’s individual numbers haven’t been pretty, and the team’s three-game losing streak certainly doesn’t help, but No. 7 has not lost the support of his teammates.
“He’s only struggling because we’re not helping him out,” G
Smith’s support goes beyond the guys standing in front of him on Sundays to the guys sitting behind him on the depth chart as well, fellow QBs Matt Simms and
“We’re competitors. Everybody wants to go out there and compete,” Simms said. “Obviously when you get out there on the field and get a taste of the real action, you just want more of it. But nonetheless, Geno’s the man and I’m going to support him and prepare like I have been and if my number's called again then I’ll go out there and play as hard as I can again.”
“They have their reasons why they’re sticking with Geno and Matt,” said Garrard, the 10th-year veteran. “I’m here to support those guys and just be ready if my number is called, so I can’t worry about what they’re thinking in their meeting room, I just have to be ready for myself.”
Simms has been listed as our No. 2 all season, while Garrard has been inactive on gamedays as our No. 3 QB since he came out of retirement and signed with the Green & White in late October.
Simms said half-jokingly of his second-half performance against the Dolphins, “I did enough to solidify that I’m still the two, so at least I didn’t play myself out of my job.”
The QB depth chart might be fluid from week to week as we round the bend into the last quarter of our season, but the team’s support for Geno Smith will remain consistent.
“I have guys like Jaiquawn [Jarrett] and Snacks [