Geno Smith has had an up-and-down first three games of his NFL career. And, the New York Jets are OK with that.
The rookie quarterback has made big plays in each of the team's wins in a surprising 2-1 start. He vows to cut down on his mistakes — six interceptions — and the Jets appear willing to live with them, especially with Mark Sanchez out until midseason.
Smith has impressed teammates and opponents with his knack for hanging in the pocket, looking anything but a rookie. Guard Willie Colon says "I love everything about him."
The next test is the Tennessee Titans, who have been watching plenty of film. Safety Bernard Pollard says he sees a poised quarterback who knows how to deliver the ball to his receivers.
AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org