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Jets OC Marty Mornhinweg says there's 'no question' Geno Smith can be 'fine' QB in NFL

New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) throws against the Buffalo Bills during the second half of an NFL football game in Detroit, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Smith is getting another shot as the New York Jets' starting quarterback. The team announced Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 that Smith, benched the last three games in favor of Michael Vick, will be under center against the Miami Dolphins on Monday night. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) throws against the Buffalo Bills during the second half of an NFL football game in Detroit, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Smith is getting another shot as the New York Jets' starting quarterback. The team announced Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 that Smith, benched the last three games in favor of Michael Vick, will be under center against the Miami Dolphins on Monday night. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)  (The Associated Press)

New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg insists there's "no question" that struggling Geno Smith can be a "fine" quarterback in the NFL.

Mornhinweg says Friday that after Smith was benched for three games in favor of Michael Vick, it seemed like a good time to "restart" the second-year quarterback as the Jets play out their final five games of the season. Coach Rex Ryan announced Wednesday that Smith would start against the Miami Dolphins on Monday night at MetLife Stadium.

Smith has 31 interceptions and six lost fumbles in his two seasons, but Mornhinweg says quarterbacks develop at different rates and some need as many as four years to fulfill their potential.

Mornhinweg also denies a published report that he preferred to continue to start Vick over Smith.

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