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Geno Smith | Quarterback | #7

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 221
College: West Virginia
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (39) / NYJ
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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. Aug 24 - 4:44 PM

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On Sunday, coach Todd Bowles was noncommittal on Geno Smith's job security as the Jets' No. 2 quarterback.

"Until we make a change there won’t be (a change)," Bowles said. "Right now they’re all playing and we’re trying to see who sorts out what." Bryce Petty is coming off a big preseason game where he threw for 242 yards and two touchdowns in one half of action, albeit against the Redskins' backup defense. If Petty wins the No. 2 job, Smith could be placed on the trade block.
Aug 21 - 8:27 PM

Jets coach Todd Bowles said there is "no competition" between Geno Smith and Bryce Petty for the No. 2 quarterback job.

Petty was surprisingly competent in the preseason opener, leading to some speculation he could push Geno for the backup job. Even though Bowles put that idea to bed, Petty still has to show well to convince the Jets to keep four quarterbacks on the final roster, something no team has done since 2013.
Source: ESPN
Aug 13 - 5:05 PM

Geno Smith said he still believes he is "a starting quarterback in this league."

"Until I'm a starting quarterback, I'm pissed off every day," Smith said. "That's my mentality, that's my competitive nature. I want to win so badly, deep inside of me." Smith entered the last two offseasons as the nominal starter, but a punch from IK Enemkpali and a pen stroke from Ryan Fitzpatrick ended both of those stints before they ever really got started. Entering the final year of his deal, Smith will hit free agency looking for a starting opportunity next spring.
Source: ESPN
Aug 11 - 8:06 AM

Yahoo! Sports' Charles Robinson reports Geno Smith is clearly ahead of Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty.

It makes sense that a 29-game starter is ahead of a raw second-round rookie and a sophomore with zero NFL snaps, but it is important to note considering the Jets' quarterback situation. If Hack or Petty could show enough in camp to earn the No. 2 job, the Jets would be able to move on from Smith instead of potentially cutting one of their young projects. With neither making up any ground, however, the Jets will either have to keep four quarterbacks or cut Petty at the end of camp.
Aug 1 - 10:27 AM

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan said he expects Geno Smith to remain on the team's 53-man roster.

"I would assume so," said Maccagnan when asked about Smith's roster status. "I'm not guaranteeing anything because we have to play the whole preseason, but Geno is in our plans." ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini is getting the impression the Jets could keep as many as four quarterbacks on the 53-man roster with those four spots going to Ryan Fitzpatrick, Smith, Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 31 - 10:56 AM

Geno Smith said he's using training camp to audition for other teams.

For a while it looked like Smith might be the starter, but those hopes were quickly dashed when Ryan Fitzpatrick returned on a one-year contract earlier this week. Smith, who is in the last year of his rookie deal, is hoping he can parlay a strong camp into a lucrative offer next offseason. "I'm auditioning for this team and 31 other teams in the NFL," said Smith. "I'm not going to allow this situation -- because it's not the worst situation I've been in -- to deter me from my ultimate goal." There's a small chance the Jets could move on from Smith during training camp, though we're guessing Bryce Petty will be the one to lose his roster spot.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 29 - 4:53 PM

Jets could decide to move on from Geno Smith or 2015 fourth-rounder Bryce Petty after re-signing Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Even with Fitz back in the fold, the Jets have questions at quarterback. Second-round pick Christian Hackenberg is guaranteed a roster spot, but he is unlikely to be ready for a backup role this year. Smith could serve as the backup, but keeping him would require New York to either cut Petty after just one season or retain four quarterbacks, which would hurt the depth at another position. Ultimately, we expect Petty to be the odd man out.
Jul 28 - 8:48 AM

Coach Todd Bowles thinks Geno Smith can be the Jets’ starter.

"I think Geno can be a good starter, but he’s got to prove it in training camp like everybody else," Bowles said. "He’s been in the system a year. We’ll see what he does." It’s not more than coachspeak, but the Jets have thrown support behind Smith all offseason. Despite a standstill in contract talks, Ryan Fitzpatrick remains likely to be the Week 1 starter.
Jul 23 - 9:04 PM

Jets coach Todd Bowles believes Geno Smith is "light years ahead from where he was last year."

In other words, come home soon, Ryan Fitzpatrick. There's little reason to expect tangible progress from Smith this season, and the Jets know it. That's why they drafted Christian Hackenberg. The Jets know they'll be in major trouble under center if Fitz doesn't re-sign.
Jun 14 - 5:18 PM

Jets fans attending the team's annual Town Hall event last Wednesday night reportedly booed when coach Todd Bowles mentioned Geno Smith's name regarding Gang Green's quarterback situation.

Fans also chanted "We Want Fitz," referring to free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick. With Bowles, owner Woody Johnson, and GM Mike Maccagnan fielding questions, the Q & A portion of the Town Hall was "dominated" by fans asking about the Fitzpatrick situation. It sounds like Jets brass gave them no definitive answers, and the fans were angered when Smith's name was brought up.
Jun 5 - 4:32 PM

Coach Todd Bowles said Friday that Geno Smith will enter OTAs as the Jets' starting quarterback.

The Jets haven't made progress with disgruntled free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick, while GM Mike Maccagnan has failed to deal franchise-tagged DE Muhammad Wilkerson, preventing Gang Green from clearing salary cap space. At present, Geno is the Jets' best and only option. "Geno is first team," Bowles said. "We're still working to get Fitzpatrick back. Geno will go into OTAs as the starter." Smith, 25, has a 57.9 percent completion rate and 27:35 TD-to-INT ratio through 31 career appearances (29 starts).
Apr 30 - 1:40 AM

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan said Geno Smith "would definitely be a possibility" at quarterback if Ryan Fitzpatrick leaves in free agency.

"I wasn't here when Geno was a starter, but Geno did have a very good offseason for us last year," Maccagnan said. "The way the season unfolded last year for him, he never really had a chance to go out there and compete for the job. So he's a bit of an unknown, really." Smith can take solace in the fact that a tepid endorsement is better than no endorsement at all. If Fitzpatrick does leave, it sounds like the Jets view Geno as a last resort. Smith is entering the final year of his rookie deal.
Mar 19 - 10:43 AM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports Geno Smith is working with "quarterback guru" Tom House this offseason.

He also worked with House for two months last offseason. Smith did not get much of an opportunity to show what he learned from House, but he was solid in one relief appearance against the Raiders. With Ryan Fitzpatrick's future in limbo, Smith is temporarily sitting atop Gang Green's quarterback depth chart.
Mar 10 - 8:31 AM

Jets owner Woody Johnson said Geno Smith "has all the skills" to be a franchise quarterback.

"It is a question of what his desire is," Johnson said. "And from what the coaches told me and from what I have seen myself, I think he has matured a lot. And he is working on his game and he knows he’s a professional and he has the ability if he sticks with it." Johnson may believe Smith has the ability to be an NFL starter, but the team has been clear about its desire to re-sign Ryan Fitzpatrick. If the Jets have their way, Geno will be no better than the backup in the final year of his rookie deal.
Source: ESPN
Jan 30 - 10:29 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ryan Fitzpatrick
2Geno Smith
3Bryce Petty
4Christian Hackenberg
RB1Matt Forte
2Bilal Powell
3Khiry Robinson
4Dominique Williams
5Antone Smith
GLB1Matt Forte
2Khiry Robinson
3RB1Matt Forte
2Bilal Powell
FB1Tommy Bohanon
2Julian Howsare
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Quincy Enunwa
3Devin Smith
4Jalin Marshall
5Jeremy Ross
WR21Eric Decker
2Robby Anderson
3Kenbrell Thompkins
4Charone Peake
5Chandler Worthy
WR31Quincy Enunwa
TE1Jace Amaro
2Kellen Davis
3Zach Sudfeld
4Brandon Bostick
5Wes Saxton
LT1Ryan Clady
2Brandon Shell
LG1James Carpenter
2Craig Watts
C1Nick Mangold
2Wesley Johnson
RG1Brian Winters
2Michael Liedtke
RT1Brent Qvale
2Ben Ijalana
3Breno Giacomini
K1Nick Folk