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Geno Smith | Quarterback | #3

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 221
College: West Virginia
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (39) / NYJ
Contract: view contract details

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Geno Smith completed 10-of-16 passes for 114 yards with one interception while totaling five yards on two carries Friday in the Giants’ preseason loss to the Steelers.
He was sacked three times for a loss of 22 yards. Playing at Metlife Stadium for the first time as a Giant, Smith came out hot by completing four-of-six passes for 44 yards to end the first half. As always, Smith’s success didn’t last for long. He gave the Steelers prime field-position by throwing an ugly interception in the third quarter and had another pick called back on a holding penalty. Smith obviously wasn’t great but he was head and shoulders above Josh Johnson, who failed to complete a pass longer than nine yards over his quarter-and-a-half of playing time. He’ll head into the season as Eli Manning’s primary backup. Aug 11 - 10:11 PM

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Giants QB Geno Smith has avoided the active/PUP list and is cleared for training camp.

After insisting at OTAs he was near 100 percent from his ACL tear, the Giants decided to clear him going into training camp. Smith will now compete to be Eli Manning's backup.
Jul 27 - 1:00 PM

Geno Smith (knee) is getting in limited work during OTAs.

Smith has insisted he is 100 percent recovered from his October ACL tear, but the Giants are still limiting him. Even so, he should be a full-go for training camp. Smith will compete with Josh Johnson and third-rounder Davis Webb for backup duties behind Eli Manning.
Jun 1 - 8:13 AM

Giants No. 2 QB Geno Smith (knee) insists he's already 100 percent healthy.

Six months removed from going under the knife, Smith has yet to receive full clearance, but is expecting it before training camp. The G-Men are clearly comfortable with Smith's health, otherwise they wouldn't have signed him to back up Eli Manning.
May 9 - 7:11 PM

Giants agreed to terms with QB Geno Smith, formerly of the Jets.

Smith may have had a chance to start in Cleveland but ultimately decided to stay in East Rutherford, where he'll serve as the backup to Eli Manning. The 26-year-old is still recovering from a torn ACL he suffered in Week 7 of last season.
Mar 17 - 11:47 AM

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer does not get "the vibe" the Browns are interested in Geno Smith.

This disputes a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, who linked Smith with the Browns and Chargers. Geno's only concrete link has been with the Giants, who he visited over the weekend. Still recovering from ACL surgery, Smith will likely have to wait a while to find a new home.
Mar 14 - 11:51 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Chargers and Browns "have interest" in free agent Geno Smith.

RapSheet added Smith's visit with the Giants over the weekend "went extremely well." Of the three links, the Browns are the only team where Smith would have the opportunity to compete for a starting job. With Geno recovering from an October ACL tear, teams will likely want to see how his rehab is progressing before really kicking the tires.
Mar 13 - 8:46 PM

Art Stapleton of The Record reports free agent Geno Smith will visit the Giants on Saturday.

Smith, of course, just finished a tumultuous run with the Jets. The Giants need to find a capable backup behind Eli Manning, but they also need to look toward the future with Manning clearly in his decline phase. Unless they think Smith has untapped potential, they would be better served turning to the draft.
Mar 11 - 11:05 AM

ESPN's Rich Cimini reports the Jets believe free agent Geno Smith (ACL) could be sidelined until September.

Smith went under the knife in early-November. There's been talk of a potential return to Gang Green, but Cimini reports Smith's knee could be a stumbling block. Still in the middle of his rehab, Smith might not have much of a market next week.
Feb 28 - 5:44 PM

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

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.
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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Eli Manning
2Geno Smith
3Davis Webb
RB1Paul Perkins
2Shane Vereen
3Orleans Darkwa
4Wayne Gallman
GLB1Paul Perkins
2Orleans Darkwa
3RB1Shane Vereen
2Paul Perkins
WR11Sterling Shepard
2Tavarres King
3Ed Eagan
WR21Roger Lewis
2Travis Rudolph
WR31Tavarres King
TE1Evan Engram
2Rhett Ellison
3Jerell Adams
4Matt LaCosse
LT1Ereck Flowers
2Chad Wheeler
LG1Justin Pugh
C1Weston Richburg
2Brett Jones
RG1John Jerry
2D.J. Fluker
RT1Bobby Hart
K1Aldrick Rosas