Jets OC Marty Mornhinweg said Geno Smith will get 70-75 percent of the first-team quarterback reps when training camp opens next month.
Geno Smith said he has turned his focus from learning the playbook to "perfecting" it.
Geno Smith is working mostly with the first-stringers during OTAs.
Jets OC Marty Mornhinweg admits the team's quarterback competition between Geno Smith and Michael Vick isn't a true 50-50.
Geno Smith got the first rep with the starters at Wednesday's OTAs.
Speaking in a Thursday radio interview, coach Rex Ryan said Geno Smith is "going to be hard to beat out" for the Jets' quarterback job.
Speaking Tuesday, Jets OC Marty Mornhinweg said Geno Smith will begin the offseason as the Jets' No. 1 quarterback.
The Jets told newly signed RB Chris Johnson their quarterback position would be an open competition between Geno Smith and Michael Vick.
ESPN New York's Rich Cimini expects Geno Smith to open the season as the Jets' starter.
Asked at the NFL meetings whether Geno Smith has a chance to win the Jets' Week 1 quarterback job, coach Rex Ryan replied "I would say yes."
According to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, the Jets intend to "lessen the load" on Geno Smith in his second NFL season, and hope to keep Smith "under 20 passes per game."
Jets coach Rex Ryan offered support for beleaguered second-year QB Geno Smith at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Geno Smith is working out with former NFL QB Chris Weinke this offseason.
One longtime NFL personnel man told ESPN New York he thinks Geno Smith's body is "too soft," and questioned Smith's passion for football.