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Geno Smith | Quarterback | #7

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 221
College: West Virginia
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (39) / NYJ
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In an interview with NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, impending free agent Geno Smith (ACL) said he would be "fine" with a backup role.
Smith made it clear his goal is to be a starter, but he is willing to "start from the bottom" and "climb [his] way back to the top" if necessary. He also did not rule out a return to the Jets, saying "all possibilities are on the table." Smith is currently recovering from an ACL tear he suffered in late October, but he expects to be ready for training camp. Where that camp will be is a question which should be answered in the next several weeks. Feb 27 - 7:13 PM
Source: NFL.com

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ESPN's Rich Cimini doesn't think the Jets have given up on impending free agent Geno Smith.

While Cimini agrees Smith might benefit from a change of scenery, he also points out that it wouldn't cost much to retain him. Smith hinted at a return to New York with a cryptic tweet earlier this week: "Don't act surprised ... that's all I'm going to say!" Smith could be agreeable to a one-year, prove-it deal. Smith's Week 7 ACL tear will keep his suitors few and his price tag down.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 26 - 9:14 AM

Geno Smith (ACL) expects to be ready for training camp.

"I’ll be full go during camp next year," said Smith. "Other than that, just taking it week by week. No need to rush it." An impending free agent, Smith will be eight months removed from surgery in July. With Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg under contract, Smith will likely be playing for a different team in 2017.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 08:16:00 PM

Geno Smith will have his torn right ACL repaired next week.

This is just for book-keeping purposes. Smith's Jets career is over. He'll hunt for No. 2/3 work if he can get healthy before next summer's training camps.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 01:47:00 PM

Geno Smith's knee injury is believed to be a torn right ACL.

It will end the star-crossed quarterback's season, and almost certainly his Jets tenure. Smith attempted 14 passes before going down against the Ravens. Smith has been a hard-luck player for Gang Green, but also woefully incapable of creating his own luck. Smith has made zero progress since being taken with the No. 39 overall pick of the 2013 draft. His field command and lack of awareness are his biggest weaknesses. The Jets will move forward with Ryan Fitzpatrick, who won't be under threat from the awful back-up brigade of Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty no matter how poorly he plays. Headed for free agency, Smith turned 26 earlier this month.
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 01:24:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Jets believe Geno Smith's knee is "fine."

Smith will undergo an MRI Monday, but Rapoport reports it is precautionary. If Geno is fine, the Jets will be in a difficult position this week. Neither Smith nor Ryan Fitzpatrick played particularly well, but Fitzpatrick was efficient after replacing Smith and made noise after the game about wanting to start. With the Browns next up on the schedule, whoever starts will be worth a look for quarterback streamers.
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 09:33:00 AM

Geno Smith (knee) is done for the day in Week 7 versus Baltimore.

He went to the locker room late in the second quarter and did not come out for the start of the second half. Ryan Fitzpatrick will take it home for the Jets. Smith finished with 95 yards passing, including a 69-yard touchdown to Quincy Enunwa. Bilal Powell will close out the game as the Jets' emergency QB.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 02:45:00 PM

Geno Smith went to the locker room with a right knee injury in the second quarter of Sunday's Week 7 Ravens-Jets game.

Smith suffered the injury on a second-quarter sack. He made his way to a trainer's table, where doctors checked on the stability of his knee. Geno got up and tried to jog it off, but ultimately retreated to the locker room. It looks like Ryan Fitzpatrick will be back under center for the Jets.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 02:09:00 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Jets will give Geno Smith a "fair chance" to keep the starting job.

They might as well, given how poorly Ryan Fitzpatrick has played this year. Even if he struggles, which seems likely, Smith should have a relatively long leash. The Jets made the rare decision to roster four quarterbacks this season. Unfortunately none of them are any good. This year has been a disaster for the Jets and that's unlikely to change with Geno under center.
Source: NFL.com
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 09:07:00 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Jets will name Geno Smith their starting quarterback for Week 7 against the Ravens.

The Jets are deciding between two evils. Smith admitted before the Week 6 loss to the Cardinals that he was "getting antsy" to play. Ryan Fitzpatrick was horrible again in Arizona, and Smith replaced him in the fourth quarter only to play just as bad, completing 4-of-6 passes for 31 yards and an interception while also fumbling on a sack. Smith isn't going to be much of an upgrade, but it's hard to be worse than Fitzpatrick. Coach Todd Bowles said Tuesday that Bryce Petty and rookie Christian Hackenberg may also play at some point this season. The Jets are done.
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 10:56:00 AM

Jets coach Todd Bowles admitted aggravation with Geno Smith's pre-game comments to ESPN's Lisa Salters on Monday.

Smith intimated he was unhappy to be riding the bench, and that he should get a shot over struggling starter Ryan Fitzpatrick, something that indeed happened against the Cardinals. "I don't have any thoughts on backup players saying anything," Bowles said. "They're backups for a reason. If they get a chance to play, they'd better prove themselves to be worthy of playing regardless of who they are." Yikes. Smith's words combined with his mini-sideline temper tantrums — not to mention his awful play — mean Fitz will probably get one more chance under center.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 07:01:00 PM

Geno Smith completed 4-of-6 passes for 31 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception in the Jets' Week 6 loss to the Cardinals.

Smith was put in the game after the Jets benched Ryan Fitzpatrick with just over eight minutes left in the game while trailing 28-3. Fitzpatrick was truly horrendous again in this one, but Smith wasn't any better, throwing a pick to Tyrann Mathieu on his first series. He also fumbled the ball on a sack that the Jets were lucky to recover. In reality, Smith isn't any better than Fitzpatrick. It'll be interesting to see if either Smith or Bryce Petty get a chance to start next week vs. Baltimore.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 12:04:00 AM

Jets coach Todd Bowles said it's "fair to say" Geno Smith has solidified himself as the Jets' No. 2 quarterback.

The Jets were probably hoping Bryce Petty would assert himself as the No. 2 so they could trade or waive Smith but that obviously didn't happen. Now the Jets are faced with the possibility of keeping four quarterbacks on their 53-man roster. The Jets could solve their conundrum by placing Petty on injured reserve but his shoulder injury might not be serious enough. Christian Hackenberg was a train wreck during preseason play and is destined to be a healthy scratch.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 03:19:00 PM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini believes New York would listen to trade offers on Geno Smith.

Smith is in his contract year and seems destined to leave New York even if he stays through this season. With the Vikings losing Teddy Bridgewater to a torn ACL and the Cowboys also in the market for an experienced backup, Smith could garner some interest. The Jets have four quarterbacks they'd like to keep, but it doesn't make sense to keep more than three. Smith won't fetch anything significant in a trade, but he'd walk for nothing in 2017.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 03:14:00 PM

Geno Smith will function as the Jets' No. 2 quarterback for Saturday's preseason game against the Giants.

Smith has faced competition from Bryce Petty throughout camp but it appears he's still in the driver's seat for backup duties behind starter Ryan Fitzpatrick. It would probably make life easier for the Jets if Petty wins the job over Smith, who could easily be traded or let go. If Smith holds off Petty, there's a real chance the Jets could open the year with four quarterbacks on their 53-man roster.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 04:44:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Bryce Petty
2Christian Hackenberg
RB1Matt Forte
2Bilal Powell
3Khiry Robinson
4Brandon Burks
5Brandon Wilds
GLB1Matt Forte
2Bilal Powell
3RB1Bilal Powell
2Matt Forte
FB1Julian Howsare
2Chris Swain
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Robby Anderson
3Charone Peake
4Frankie Hammond
5Myles White
WR21Eric Decker
2Quincy Enunwa
3Jalin Marshall
4Devin Smith
5Deshon Foxx
WR31Quincy Enunwa
TE1Austin Seferian-Jenkins
2Brandon Bostick
3Eric Tomlinson
4Braedon Bowman
5Jason Vander Laan
LT1Brandon Shell
2Donald Hawkins
LG1James Carpenter
2Dakota Dozier
C1Wesley Johnson
RG1Brian Winters
2Craig Watts
RT1Brent Qvale
2Jeff Adams
K1Ross Martin