As the clock ticks towards a potential deal between Ryan Fitzpatrick and the New York Jets, fellow quarterback Geno Smith is maturing.

Smith, who lost his starting job to Fitzpatrick after infamously having his jaw broken due to an unpaid debt, has been taking first-team reps with the Jets throughout the offseason. He's impressed coaches and teammates - including wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins - with improved skills and humbled mentality.

"His development over the time from last year up until now is a big difference, night and day, in the way that he has to be commanding the huddle right now, being on top of the things that he needs to be on top of," Thompkins told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Saturday. "I see him being a lot more interactive with the players in the locker room, whether it’s offense or defense, speaking a lot more, letting his voice be heard and doing the things that a professional quarterback should do."