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Former QB Jared Lorenzen Wants Jets to Sign Him in Light of Geno Smith Injury

Katie Richcreek@BookstoreKatieFeatured ColumnistAugust 12, 2015

IRVING, TX - JANUARY 13:   Jared Lorenzen #13 of the New York Giants spins the ball on his finger while warming up before a game against the Dallas Cowboys during the NFC Divisional playoff at Texas Stadium on January 13, 2008 in Dallas, Texas.  The Giants defeated the Cowboys 21-17.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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When Geno Smith suffered a broken jaw—which will sideline him for six to 10 weeks—during an altercation with linebacker IK Enemkpali in the New York Jets locker room Tuesday, Jared Lorenzen saw an opportunity.

The 34-year-old, who is known as "Hefty Lefty," spent four seasons with the New York Giants, earning a ring as Eli Manning's backup in Super Bowl XLII.

He has been out of the NFL since 2008, but after a handful of seasons in and out of indoor-league play, Lorenzen thinks he's ready.

He has a couple of strong selling points: He looks good in green and already has some branding.

jared lorenzen @JaredLorenzen22

Umm @nyjets just saying I already look great in green. #ComingbacktoNYC #ThrowboyTees http://t.co/upoPxJx3NU

[Jared Lorenzen]

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