As news circulated about the impending trade of wide receiver Brandon Marshall from the Chicago Bears to the New York Jets, ESPN analyst and former Jet Damien Woody was asked the simple question of who would be throwing the ball to Marshall in 2015.
Woody answered confidently, saying Geno Smith would remain the quarterback. He took it a step further by insinuating that this could turn out to be the best year of Smith’s young career.
In his argument, Woody compared what the New York Jets are doing to what the Seattle Seahawks did prior to Russel Wilson joining the team: building around a quarterback.
It’s been rumored that the Jets won’t be bringing back Percy Harvin. Instead, however, they’ll add what Woody called a “top 10 wide receiver in the league” to the outside for Smith to throw to.
On ESPN, Woody said that the Seahawks built a nucleus and just needed a quarterback to find success. He went on to say that the Jets are doing that exact same thing but in reverse order.
“You’ve still got to have players around the quarterback to get the most out of the quarterback position,” Woody said on air.
While he admitted the Jets should bring in some competition for Smith, he still revealed that he believes that 2015 could and should be the best and most productive year for the WVU signal caller.