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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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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

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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

Geno Smith has worked on his mechanics with quarterback guru Tom House this offseason.

House has worked with players such as Tom Brady, Tim Tebow and Carson Palmer in the past. It's not particularly notable, other than the fact that Smith is obviously taking his quarterback competition with Ryan Fitzpatrick seriously. Fitz is the favorite to start Week 1.
Apr 6 - 2:15 PM

Coach Todd Bowles said Geno Smith will get the initial first-team reps at training camp.

This assumes the Jets don't select a quarterback high in the draft. It also could have something to do with Ryan Fitzpatrick's leg injury. Regardless, it's clear that Bowles is expecting a competition come camp. "I'm not saying he’s not going to be the quarterback or that he is going to be the quarterback," Bowles said about Geno.
Mar 24 - 11:09 AM

When asked about Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, Jets owner Woody Johnson said Geno Smith is "probably way ahead of him at this point."

It's important to note that Johnson is a businessman whose football IQ is average at best. Simply put, Smith's first two seasons were a disaster. He improved only marginally last season after finishing dead-last in passer rating as a rookie in 2013. Smith should fare better in Chan Gailey's spread scheme, but that doesn't mean the Jets shouldn't be trying to address the quarterback position. We suspect Ryan Fitzpatrick would beat out Geno in a camp battle.
Mar 24 - 9:34 AM

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.

Per Cimini, the "vibe close to the organization" is that new GM Mike Maccagnan isn't in "quarterback-or-bust mode." Smith finished 2014 strong and will be an intriguing match for new OC Chan Gailey's Pistol Spread offense, one similar to the system in which Geno played at West Virginia. Smith improved his completion rate, TD-to-INT ratio, and QB rating as a sophomore. His physical skills are superior to any free agent quarterback's.
Feb 22 - 6:47 PM

Geno Smith has not received a definitive answer on his status with the Jets.

Smith has spoken to new coach Todd Bowles by phone, but it is unsurprising Bowles is hesitant to commit to the 2013 second-round pick. Smith has shown few signs he can be a competent starter, and the Jets could be position to draft either Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston with the No. 6 overall pick. There is still a chance Smith opens 2015 as the starter, but the new Jets' regime will likely do everything in its power to upgrade.
Jan 31 - 1:08 PM

Neither coach Todd Bowles nor GM Mike Maccagnan would commit to Geno Smith as the Jets' starting quarterback.

With good reason, obviously. Maccagnan avoided commenting on Smith altogether in his introductory press conference Wednesday, while Bowles simply called Geno a "great college quarterback" without offering any opinions on his NFL ability. With the No. 6 overall pick in the 2015 draft, the Jets will be in decent position to grab or trade up for Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota.
Jan 21 - 11:50 AM

Geno Smith completed 20-of-25 passes for 358 yards and three touchdowns in the Jets' Week 17 win over the Dolphins.

He added 18 rushing yards in easily the best game of his career. For the second straight year, Geno finished the season playing reasonably well, posting a 6:2 TD-to-INT ratio across his final four games. Smith's ability is not lacking, but his lack of consistency may render him a long-term backup in the league. Still only 24 years old, Geno is due under $1 million in 2015 salary and bonuses. He's going to lose his primary supporter in GM John Idzik, who is expected to be fired on Monday. A new Jets regime will determine whether Geno will have any chance at being New York's 2015 starter. He's only worth holding in deeper Dynasty leagues as a QB3/4.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 05:17:00 PM

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.

Smith added three rushes for nine yards. Smith wasn't bad in what was generally a slugfest, but his pick was an ill-advised throw off his back foot as he was getting sacked. Smith lost Percy Harvin midway through the third quarter to a rib injury. Smith has quietly played something approaching well over the past three weeks, but still hasn't shown nearly enough for the Jets to commit to him for 2015. The Jets travel to Miami for their 2014 finale in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 04:40:00 PM

Geno Smith completed 16-of-28 passes for 179 yards and a touchdown Week 15 against the Titans.

He added 16 yards on four rushing attempts. Geno struggled for long stretches of the game, holding the ball too long and throwing passes at receiver's feet. He also made an excellent throw to Eric Decker on a 48-yard catch and led an 11-play game-winning drive in the fourth quarter. Smith will play out the rest of the season as the Jets' starter, but he is not worth a look in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 07:15:00 PM

Geno Smith completed 18-of-29 passes for 254 yards, one touchdown, and an interception in the Jets' Week 14 loss to the Vikings.

He added six carries for 33 yards. Smith threw a pick-six on the first drive of the game. He was able to find some big plays downfield against the Vikings secondary, with his touchdown coming on a 35-yard back-shoulder fade to Percy Harvin. Smith led the Jets to just three field goals in the second half. He won't be a QB2 option for Week 15 against the Titans.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 04:41:00 PM

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."

It implies the decision came from above the head coach. Smith was apocalyptically bad against the Dolphins, but Michael Vick was scarcely playing better during his short time under center. The Jets might as well give their 2013 second rounder another look in Week 14. Vick is no longer an NFL-level starter.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 05:53:00 PM

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.

Smith was just 4-of-8 passing before the final drive when the Jets had to let him throw the ball down 16-13 with under two minutes to play. OC Marty Mornhinweg dialed up the ground game early and often, running it 14 consecutive times and 21-of-22 times at one point in the first half. It was working, as the Jets managed 210 yards rushing in the opening 30 minutes. But it showed just how little (or zero) confidence they have in Smith. He predictably tossed an inevitable interception on the Jets' final play to seal the three-point loss. Geno is the worst starting quarterback in the NFL.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 11:48:00 PM

Coach Rex Ryan said Friday he "anticipates" Geno Smith starting at quarterback for the Jets' final five games.

Asked whose decision it was to start Geno, Rex replied, "It's a Jets decision." It was obviously Jets GM John Idzik's decision, as he wants to get more evaluation time on Geno after drafting him in last year's second round. Per beat reporter Manish Mehta, Ryan, OC Marty Mornhinweg, and QBs coach David Lee all believe Michael Vick would give New York a better chance to win.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 01:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Geno Smith
2Ryan Fitzpatrick
3Bryce Petty
4Jake Heaps
RB1Chris Ivory
2Stevan Ridley
3Bilal Powell
4Zac Stacy
5Daryl Richardson
GLB1Chris Ivory
2Stevan Ridley
3RB1Bilal Powell
2Stevan Ridley
FB1Tommy Bohanon
2J.C. Copeland
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Jeremy Kerley
3Chris Owusu
4Shaq Evans
5Quincy Enunwa
WR21Eric Decker
2Devin Smith
3DeVier Posey
4T.J. Graham
5Saalim Hakim
WR31Devin Smith
TE1Jace Amaro
2Jeff Cumberland
3Zach Sudfeld
4Kellen Davis
5Wes Saxton
K1Nick Folk
2Andrew Furney