(NEW YORK) — As New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith continues his roller coaster season, head coach Rex Ryan wishes that second-year wide receiver Stephen Hill could be that reliable playmaker for him on offense.
“I’ve been disappointed,” Ryan said on Wednesday. “There’s no doubt because we all see the potential that this young man has. He’s got the size, the speed, he’s tough enough [and] he has courage. Whether it was through something, maybe physically or whatever, maybe he hadn’t been 100 percent for whatever, but we’ll see.”
The Jets selected Hill in the second round of the 2012 draft out of Georgia Tech. He averaged 29.3 yards per catch his final collegiate season, and the Jets were hoping he’d continue his big plays in the NFL.
But is hasn’t translated to the next level. Through 10 games his season, Hill has caught 23 passes for 340 yards and one touchdown.
Even though the Jets rank eighth in rushing yards per game in the NFL, they rank just 29th in passing yards per game.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN