What About Brad Smith?

peter weberContributor IMay 24, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 09: Brad Smith #16 of the New York Jets runs with the ball against the St. Louis Rams at Giants Stadium on November 9, 2008 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

As a die-hard Nebraska Huskers football fan, I have a special place for Brad Smith.  He pretty much destroyed Nebraska in 2003, back in his Mizzou days, and I don't think I've ever gotten over it. 

I've moved on, sort of.  My other Favorite team is the Miami Dolphins, and I just can't seem to shake this guy, as he now plays for the Jets

He is quite the running QB, having thrown for fifty six touchdowns and running for another forty five back in college. He is one of four players in NCAA history to run and throw for 200 points.  The other three being Rick Leach, Antwanne Randle EL, and Josh Cribbs.

Drafted in 2006 he didn't get much time at QB, as he was behind Pennington, but was used as a RB (9 rec, 61 yards/18 rush, 103 yards, no touchdowns).

In 2007, he had a better year though (32/325/2 receiving, 12/45/0 rushing). He opened up more and started over half the season at WR.

Then the wildcat was made popular, and it became a back-up QB's/current WR's dream, as Smith, Randle El and Cribbs all ran it.  That year, he had 12/64/0 receiving, and 12/113/0 rushing, and was 'opened up' in the wildcat with a completion and an incompletion for eightteen yards...whoopee. 

But with a controversy over the incumbent back up, and the left-too-early USC dork duke it out (even Pete Carrol thought he should have stayed another year), there has been no mention about Brad Smith. 

Why not him?