I like Alex Smith (I don't love him), but I just don't think he's a great fit for us. He's a good (not great, and some would say, fundamentally flawed) QB who would be best served going to more of a veteran, "win now" team. We are so young and still have so many holes to fill. Tbh, I think Smith makes much more sense in a place like Denver, even though the Chiefs are never going to trade him to a division rival. Or Jacksonville, of course. Of course, there are those who say that all teams in the NFL should be viewed as "win now" teams, given how quickly teams turn their fortunes around in today's league. Personally, I'm really big on the idea of the Jets avoiding the attractive 'quick fix' for once and trying to build a young, competitive team that is capable of sustaining success for a relatively long period of time. Sure, it's harder to do because you actually have to draft the right players and develop them the right way, but the payoff is bigger - i.e. You actually have a chance to become a perennial contender, instead of oscillating between 4-12 and 10-6/11-5 until the end of time. In essence, I don't want a 34 year old QB. I want a 21-22 year old QB.