Originally Posted by scott free
Physical gifts-wise, he's Matt Cassel.
His instincts and decision making are much better, but not enough to excite me in any way whatsoever... because his arm is just too much of a noodle.
I want "DYNAMIC" to be one of the first words that come to mind when discussing our next QB.
Give me smart and accurate.
Frankly, I don't think it's terribly likely that you'll ever hear Geno Smith being called a 'dynamic' quarterback. He makes his bones through touch/accuracy and being prudent with the football. He's a perfect Reid QB in that he combines that with an above average arm and mobility when needed, but he's not Stafford or even Josh Freeman back there.
I don't see ASmith as being the noodle-arm some are claiming here. His arm strength is really pretty similar to Sam Bradford's. If you're going to use a Bell Curve for starting NFL quarterbacks, he's probably gets a C-. He doesn't have a cannon, but he's also not Ponder (in fact, I think his arm is probably better than Daltons, but Dalton gets to throw to AJ Green).