Should Jets Make a Play for Alex Smith?

Yesterday in the New York Post, Bart Hubbuch asked whether or not the Jets should look to Alex Smith as a potential answer in 2013 to their quarterback problems.

But even without a replacement yet for fired general manager Mike Tannenbaum, league sources say they would be surprised if Gang Green doesn’t at least make a call to Smith’s agent in the offseason.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

In my opinion, I’d be cautious of Smith and carefully consider what kind of money it would take to get him to New York.  Smith struggled his whole career until Jim Harbaugh came to San Francisco and then had his best two statistical years in the NFL only with Harbaugh as his head coach.  Smith has a very talented cast of receivers around him at both the running back spot and a receivers group which peaked in their talent in 2012 with Michael Crabtree, Vernon Davis, Mario Manningham and Randy Moss.  So how will he do in a different system away from the care of Jim Harbaugh with a different set of receivers altogether?

Alex Smith is an option for the Jets, but based on the amount of money he might want and the level of talent he’d need around him, I don’t know if it would be worth the money the team would need to spend.  The Jets might be better off with a spot starter who has been able to rally some bad teams and whom they might be able to get on the cheap … a guy like Matt Moore.  Moore won’t be the starter for the Jets for the next ten years, but he can do more with less, wouldn’t cost much and could hold the team over until they find a longer term answer.

What do you think?