Why The Jets Should Re Sign Brad Smith

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Why The Jets Should Re Sign Brad Smith
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Brad Smith is the New York Jets do-it-all guy.

This coming off season, is when Smith's contract is up. Smith is a restricted free agent, and if you look at what hes done for the Jets this season, and throughout his career I don't see how you couldn't resign him.

The elusive Smith, who was a record setting QB at Missouri, joined the Jets in 2006, and since then has been a special teams stud, and has been used in a variety of ways in the Jets offense.

Recently though, with the injury of Leon Washington, Smith took over the kick returning duty's late in the season, and already had a 106 yard kick return touchdown- the longest play in Jets history.

Lining up in the Jets version of the wildcat, called the "Tiger Cat" Smith has also proved to take the pressure of Sanchez for a few plays a game. Smith is a triple threat- the guy can catch, run and throw the ball. In the AFC Championship game against the Colts, Smith throw a 45 yard bomb on a fake-option to Jerricho Cotchery, setting up a Jets touchdown pass to Dustin Keller.

Smith has three touchdowns this season, all in different ways-rushing, returning, and recovering a blocked punt for a touchdown.

Overall, Smith has five career touchdowns, having two receiving touchdowns in the 2007 season.

I suspect the Jets will resign him, especially if Offensive Coordinator Brain Schottenheimer sticks around, who loves drawing up plays for Smith, opposed to old school Head Coach Rex Ryan, who loves his old school ground-and-pound football.

The Jets receiving core will be interesting to look at this off season, with the contracts of David Clowney, Braylon Edwards, and Smith all expiring after this year, though Smith and Clowney are restricted free agents.

Also look for the Jets to get a receiver in the draft, the good ones are Dez Bryant, Mardy Gilyard, Arrelious Benn and Golden Tate.

I can't see the Jets resigning Edwards so look for one of the names above to be a future Jet.

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