The New York Jets appear to have given up on 2012 second-round pick Stephen Hill.
The organization announced that it has waived the tall and speedy wideout after completing his second NFL season. Hill hasn’t had his career get off to a good start. He’s only recorded 594 yards and four touchdowns combined over two years.
His agent, Alan Herman, speaking to USA Today, expressed disappointment over the decision to waive Hill.
“He didn’t have a chance that first year with that whole Tim Tebow-Mark Sanchez fiasco. … His second year, Geno Smith was learning how to play quarterback,” Herman said. “So they never threw the ball deep because they wanted to simplify things for Geno.”
Herman does have a point. Even though Hill wasn’t as NFL ready as the Jets may have anticipated, it’s not like he’s been in a good sitaution quarterback-wise. Hill can’t throw passes and run routes at the same time.
The Jets also waived sixth-round quarterback Tajh Boyd on Saturday. Boyd had a standout college career at Clemson and could be a practice squad candidate for the Jets if he clears waivers.
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