Tim Tebow might have floated up the interstate to Foxborough, but the Wildcat remains alive and well in Florham Park.
Rex Ryan this week talked about using rookie quarterback Geno Smith in an assortment of read-option (and presumably Wildcat) plays. That's an odd fit, considering Geno wasn't an option-based signal-caller at West Virginia. He ran a frenzied, creative attack with the Mountaineers, but he's a dropback passer at the core.
Besides, the most successful display of Wildcat football at MetLife last season occurred when Colin Kaepernick fried Ryan's defense during a sky-is-falling 34-0 whipping by the San Francisco 49ers. Nothing Tebow or the Jets tried from the subpackage seemed to work last year, but things are different now, right?