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Geno Smith might have a lot of work left to do, but the rookie quarterback is adjusting to the NFL life quickly thanks to some good advice from some of the league's best at his position.

Connor Orr of the Star-Ledger writes up a detailed account of what Geno's days have looked like this spring, going hour-by-hour through a normal day for the rookie.

Through a series of text messages and conversations with Peyton Manning and teammates of Tom Brady, Smith has learned that the most important part of his first year in the NFL is to develop a routine. That’s what eliminates the unexpected.

Wake up at the same time every day, and go to sleep when your body tells you to. Study at the same time, eat breakfast at the same time and fill the voids with more football.

"They’re sticklers for what they do," Smith said. "Peyton and Archie (Manning), all those guys told me to stick to that daily routine."

Smith aspires to be just like them, so by the time his first mandatory minicamp ended last week, he already had crafted the day in the life of a rookie quarterback into an art form.

This is a must read article.

It's a fascinating view into what life has looked like so far for Geno Smith this spring since getting drafted by the Jets.  Football players are creatures of habit and the best ones have minds that are always searching how to know more about their team and their opponents and how best to use that to their team's advantage.  Smith is starting off well working so closely with Morhinweg and soaking up as much as he can from one of the league's most notable offensive coordinators of the last ten years.  The hope is that his studiousness and detail will pay off in time with the Jets.

Tags: NYJets , Brian Bassett
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