Jets OC Chan Gailey said there will be no quarterback competition heading into training camp, and Geno Smith will "probably" be the starter Week 1.
Geno Smith has worked on his mechanics with quarterback guru Tom House this offseason.
Coach Todd Bowles said Geno Smith will get the initial first-team reps at training camp.
When asked about Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, Jets owner Woody Johnson said Geno Smith is "probably way ahead of him at this point."
After attending the NFL Combine, ESPN New York's Rich Cimini gets the "preliminary sense" that the Jets won't be using the No. 6 overall pick on a quarterback.
Geno Smith has not received a definitive answer on his status with the Jets.
Neither coach Todd Bowles nor GM Mike Maccagnan would commit to Geno Smith as the Jets' starting quarterback.
Geno Smith completed 20-of-25 passes for 358 yards and three touchdowns in the Jets' Week 17 win over the Dolphins.
Geno Smith completed 17-of-27 passes for 210 yards, one touchdown and an interception in the Jets' 17-16, Week 16 loss to the Patriots.
Geno Smith completed 16-of-28 passes for 179 yards and a touchdown Week 15 against the Titans.
Geno Smith completed 18-of-29 passes for 254 yards, one touchdown, and an interception in the Jets' Week 14 loss to the Vikings.
Asked if he thought Geno Smith was the Jets' best option at quarterback for Week 13, coach Rex Ryan replied "I don't know about that."
Geno Smith completed 7-of-13 passes for 65 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception in the Jets' Week 13 loss to the Dolphins on Monday night.
Coach Rex Ryan said Friday he "anticipates" Geno Smith starting at quarterback for the Jets' final five games.