LOSSTRADAMUS: Geno Smith Predicted His Broken Jaw Over Instagram
August 12 / Jake O'Donnell / SportsGrid
If nothing else, know that at some point in your life you will die, pay taxes and read headlines about dysfunctional New York Jets locker rooms. Geno Smith's broken jaw -- which will keep him out for six to ten weeks after a teammate punched it -- epitomizes the franchise's perennial misfortunes, combining comically poor judgement (the fight with Ike Enemkpali was over a $600 plane ticket) and two marginal-to-bad football players (Enemkpali had three tackles last season and Smith threw as many picks as he had touchdowns). These kinds of perfect-shitstorm incidents are so predictable, the universe hints at them through the actors involved days before they happen.
Just last Thursday, Smith posted a "Through The Wire Reference" on Instagram. No joke. (In case you're not familiar, the 2003 Kanye West track was a reference to his experience dealing with a broken jaw as a result of a car accident.)
Take it all in, America. This is some grade-A irony...
Naturally, the internet is aware of just how hilarious this situation is, as even a change in front office and coaching personnel cannot stop the winds of fate from kicking up that rancid green fart cloud and blowing it into the frowny faces of Jets fans.
As you might expect, the New York media is having a damn field day with this story, banging out two absolute gem headlines. This is expected, but the bar has been set so high for Jets jokes that The Daily News and New York Post really had their work cut out for them when it came time to clown the only team in town that wears green.