Joe Namath not that impressed with Geno Smith

Legendary former New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith isn't too impressed with current Jets starting quarterback Geno Smith....

“I can’t evaluate Geno other than what I’ve heard from his coaches," Namath told WFAN. "I don’t see anything outstanding about him. He’s not an outstanding passer. He’s not an outstanding runner. He’s good, but nothing jumps out at me with intangibles that I’m not aware of because I’m not there on an everyday (basis). I haven’t seen anything really extra special from Geno, and that’s not to be negative at all.

"The guy performed really darn well on a professional level against guys that were so much better than he’s ever played against. The upside of Geno is going to be strong. The upside is grasping his offense versus the defenses he sees. Just looking at him physically, what’s outstanding about his running ability What’s outstanding about his passing ability? Nothing to me is outstanding about it, but it’s pretty good.”

Namath's comments seem fairly accurate.

Of course, Smith could improve.

Namath has said previously that backup Michael VIck is the better quarterback.

That makes sense, too.

“The safest thing for me to say, the one factual thing for me to say that I know is his passing accuracy,” Namath said. “The rest of it, I don’t have a handle on – his mind, what he sees. The one thing I know he can improve on – and he does, too – is his accuracy.”

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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