Since I’ve started these little progress updates on our Shitty Rookie Quarterbacks, I’ve had a few complaints. You’d expect the complaints to come from fans of EJ Manuel, who has actually played solid enough to not called shitty. But no, I’ve gotten loud complaints about our point leader Geno Smith. One person in particular has told me there is no doubt he will be a star and I am simply a “hater.” I prefer to call myself “someone with eyes,” but whatever.
Well, C.R., congratulations. You were right for at least one week.
Geno looked impressive on Monday Night, leading the Jets to a big win against the Falcons. It’s hard to tell if Geno’s dominance was signifying his breakout into the NFL or if he was just playing a God awful defense. But at the end of the day, the Shitty Rookie Quarterback Award doesn’t take those things into consideration.
But even with that great performance, Geno’s shitty first three weeks may have been enough to win him the award. EJ Manuel is going to miss a few games due to his injury, which may spell doom for the new best quarterback in Jets history (sorry Vinny Testaverde). Let’s look at the numbers from last week:
3 TD Game – -5 points
Total – -5 points
Less than 150 yards – 5 points
0 Touchdown game – 5 points
Total – 10 points
Bye – 0 points
Bonus: Jeff Tuel!
Interception returned for a touchdown – 10 points
Total – 10 points
And as always, our year to date scores:
Geno Smith – 8 interceptions, 3 fumbles (one for TD), 1 300 yard game, 3-TD game – 50 points
EJ Manuel - 3 interceptions, 3 fumbles, 1 game less than 150 yards, 1 0-TD game – 40 points
Mike Glennon - 2 interceptions, 1 fumble – 15 points
Jeff Tuel – 1 interception returned for a TD – 10 points
I’ll probably leave Tuel off in the future because Buffalo already took a look at his time against the Browns and pretty much said “LOL NOPE.” Thad Lewis, who is unfortunately not a rookie and thus cannot take part in this race, will start instead.
So as the race tightens, EJ gets a break by hurting his leg. Geno should be able to run away with the award. Unless, of course, he looks like an actual quarterback like he did on Monday. If you ask C.R., that will definitely happen. I’m a little undecided.
And before I leave you guys, just for fun I decided to see what would happen if I took two struggling non-rookie quarterbacks and compared them on this scale. Without further ado, the Shitty Non-Rookie Quarterback Standings!
Eli Manning – 12 interceptions (1 for TD), 2 fumbles, 2 300 yard games, 3-TD game – 60 points
Matt Schaub – 9 interceptions (4 for TD), 2 300 yard games, 2 3-TD games – 45 points
So keep your heads up, Geno and EJ. It could be worse. You could be Eli Manning!