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Geno Smith | Quarterback

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 221
College: West Virginia
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Jets GM Mike Maccagnan doesn't expect Geno Smith (broken jaw) to be placed on injured reserve/designated to return.
Maccagnan allowed it was possible, but "not likely." Maccagnan alluded to Smith missing in the neighborhood of four games, meaning he'd be a good bet to return after New York's Week 5 bye. Whether or not Smith will be coming back as a starter depends entirely on how Ryan Fitzpatrick fares in his absence. Fitz's odds of keeping the job are better than 50-50. Aug 18 - 3:43 PM

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Jets coach Todd Bowles "wasn't happy" when he heard Geno Smith recently began throwing on his own immediately after jaw surgery.

Bowles probably "wasn't happy" with Smith, either, for getting into the altercation that resulted in a broken jaw in the first place. Bowles said Sunday the Jets have "dealt with it internally," and Geno will not be publicly disciplined. Bowles has made it clear the Jets will ride Ryan Fitzpatrick for as long as he plays well. Smith will only become the starter again if Fitzy falters.
Aug 16 - 7:37 PM

Eyewitnesses told the Daily News that Geno Smith was "was up in (IK Enemkpali’s) face and pointed/touched his face" and "deserved it."

Sources told the New York Post that Enemkpali was furious at Smith for failing to reimburse the $600 that the linebacker shelled out for airline tickets and limos for Smith to attend a July 11 football camp for kids. Geno backed out a few days before the event due to the death of his brother's best friend. Regardless of the circumstances, breaking the starting quarterback's jaw in two places is never warranted. Although it seems some in the Jets' locker room don't see it that way. "That’ll get a man hit every time, especially one that hasn’t earned respect," a source said about the finger pointing.
Aug 13 - 8:17 AM

Geno Smith's (broken jaw) timetable depends on "how he heals," and the nature of his surgery.

He'll go under the knife "very soon." In a best-case scenario, Smith could be ready to return before the end of September. In a worst case, he'll spend the first eight weeks of the year on injured reserve/designated to return. Ryan Fitzpatrick will start in the interim, but coach Todd Bowles has confirmed he could keep the job depending on how he plays.
Aug 11 - 4:30 PM

Geno Smith will be sidelined 6-10 weeks after breaking his jaw in a "locker room altercation."

Stupefying. According to coach Todd Bowles, Smith was "sucker punched" by LB IK Enemkpali, who has been released. Bowles said the argument was not football related. The injury gifts No. 1 duties to Ryan Fitzpatrick, and destroys what was a golden opportunity for Smith to solidify the Jets' No. 1 job once and for all. Now, his future in New York is murkier than ever. The 6-10 week timeline gives Smith a shot at returning before the Jets' Week 5 bye, but it's far from a certainty. As for the rest of New York's skill corps, the shift from Smith to FitzMagic is largely neutral, and perhaps even an upgrade.
Aug 11 - 1:25 PM

Geno Smith hasn't thrown an interception through eight training camp practices.

Marcus Mariota's interception-free streak has been getting more attention, but the turnover-happy Smith's has to be creating confidence in Jets camp. According to coach Todd Bowles, Smith's command of the offense is "night and day from the spring and OTAs." Smith has thrown 34 picks through 30 NFL games, a trend that will quickly get him benched if it continues this season.
Aug 8 - 11:39 AM

Geno Smith has thrown zero interceptions through the first four days of training camp.

Considering Geno has been picked off 34 times in 30 NFL games, this qualifies as news. He's taken the vast majority of first-team reps and been "solid." Armed with a Chan Gailey scheme that suits his skill set and legit NFL-caliber weapons for the first time, we're expecting Geno to take a significant step forward toward two-QB league relevance.
Aug 3 - 10:50 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora expects Geno Smith to get a "solid half season" to show he can maintain the Jets' quarterback job.

It's been widely speculated Smith might enter the season on a short leash after the Jets traded for Ryan Fitzpatrick this offseason. Beat writers in New York have suggested Geno's rope might only last four games, before the Jets' Week 5 bye. Still, most indications continue to point to the Jets having some level of commitment to Geno, who is a sleeper in two-QB leagues after the acquisitions of Brandon Marshall and rookie deep threat Devin Smith.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 27 - 1:21 PM

ESPN's Ron Jaworski said he "like(s) the future of the Jets with Geno Smith at quarterback."

Geno has been the butt of jokes through two seasons, but he's played in a QB-unfriendly system with guys like Jeremy Kerley and Jeff Cumberland as primary targets. We saw a flicker of hope over last season's final four games as he completed 65.1 percent of his throws with a 6:2 TD-to-INT ration en route to a 105.3 passer rating. Now Smith has excellent weapons (Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Jace Amaro, Devin Smith) to fit the Chan Gailey spread scheme that's similar to the one Geno excelled in at West Virginia. We're not ruling out a big step forward.
Jun 30 - 8:14 AM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini expects Geno Smith to get at least four games as starter.

"I don't expect the coaching staff to have a quick hook," Cimini said. "One of the goals of the new regime is to find out, once and for all, if Smith can be the long-term answer." With a bye in Week 5, the Jets can give Smith the first four games to prove his worth. If he flops, they can use the bye week to transition to Ryan Fitzpatrick. It will be a make-or-break month for Geno.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 13 - 9:07 AM

CBS' Jason La Canfora expects Geno Smith to get at least a half a season as the starter.

La Canfora is reporting from Jets OTAs and acknowledges Smith is being outplayed by Ryan Fitzpatrick. But Geno is going to have some leash as he's just learning the playbook while Fitz knows the Chan Gailey scheme cold. "I can assure you Smith will be given ample time to show what he can do with the new weapons around him this season," La Canfora wrote. The additions of Brandon Marshall, Devin Smith and Gailey should make things easier on Geno. But it remains to be seen if he can avoid another turnover-laden faceplant.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 11 - 12:22 PM

Geno Smith opened minicamp by throwing three interceptions on Tuesday.

Two of those picks came in the red zone. "Turnovers matter," said coach Todd Bowles. "The thing you don’t want to do is when you’re in red-zone drills, you don’t want to turn it over and give up the three points." Ryan Fitzpatrick and Bryce Petty also threw interceptions on Tuesday. The Jets improved in other areas this offseason, but quarterback remains an issue.
Jun 10 - 9:34 AM

Geno Smith completed just 52-of-102 passes last season following an interception, sack, lost fumble, or failed third-down conversion.

ESPN's Jeff Legwold created an index that grades quarterbacks on how they perform after "bad" plays. Not surprisingly, Smith was one of the worst in the league in that category. While some players are able to block out mistakes, it's clear Smith lets his miscues haunt him throughout the game. The third-year quarterback needs to develop a shorter memory if he wants to succeed.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 7 - 12:11 PM

Coach Todd Bowles made it clear on Wednesday that the Jets will indeed hold a quarterback competition in training camp.

One week after OC Chan Gailey threw support behind Geno Smith, Bowles scaled back the anointment, stating there will be an "open competition," but that the quarterback job is Geno's "to lose." For now, the plan is to give Smith the majority of first-team reps in training camp. Ryan Fitzpatrick could still make it a battle by outplaying Smith in preseason games.
May 27 - 4:09 PM

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.

This comes as a big surprise. Gailey all but locked in Smith as his starter, basically saying Geno won't lose the job in training camp. Gailey went on to say Smith can "make every throw in the book." Smith's talent hasn't been his problem; turnovers in bunches have been the issue his first two seasons. It appears Ryan Fitzpatrick will open the summer as the clear No. 2.
May 20 - 2:55 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ryan Fitzpatrick
2Geno Smith
3Matt Flynn
4Bryce Petty
5Josh Johnson
RB1Chris Ivory
2Bilal Powell
3Zac Stacy
4Stevan Ridley
5Daryl Richardson
GLB1Chris Ivory
2Zac Stacy
3RB1Bilal Powell
2Chris Ivory
FB1Tommy Bohanon
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Quincy Enunwa
3Chris Owusu
4Shaq Evans
WR21Eric Decker
2Jeremy Kerley
3Devin Smith
4Walter Powell
WR31Quincy Enunwa
TE1Jeff Cumberland
2Kellen Davis
3Wes Saxton
4Arthur Lynch
K1Nick Folk