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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

ESPN New York believes Geno Smith's 2016 roster spot isn't assured.

GM Mike Maccagnan waffled on Smith's status Thursday, and reporter Rich Cimini believes he could be cut loose if 2015 fourth-rounder Bryce Petty shows well in the offseason. We're not so sure. Smith has a modest $1.089 million 2016 salary, while Petty is a fringe NFL prospect, at best. Starter Ryan Fitzpatrick, while tough, isn't a Tom Brady-esque warhorse when it comes to injuries. Smith is not a viable starter, but is a competent enough backup, one who will probably play out his rookie deal in the Big Apple.
Jan 14 - 10:08 PM

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan said the "jury is still out" on Geno Smith.

"At this point in time, we’re just going to see how this thing progresses," Maccagnan said. "We still have a little under half the season left. Geno’s done a good job so far and we’ll see how he progresses going forward." Smith is under contract for a reasonable $1.089 million in salary and bonuses next season, so it would be surprising if he is not brought back. The staff's willingness to play a limited Ryan Fitzpatrick over Smith shows how they feel about the young quarterback, however, and it has become clear he is not viewed as the future anymore.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 10:48:00 AM

Jets coach Todd Bowles said he is comfortable with Geno Smith starting this week against the Texans.

"I’m fine with him starting," Bowles said. "He’s made great progress. He’s learned a lot under Ryan. He threw the ball well in Oakland for the most part. So, if he has to play, we’ll just keep on moving." The Jets expect Ryan Fitzpatrick to be able to play just nine days removed from thumb surgery, but Fitz's status will not become clear until later in the week. Geno should get most the reps this week in practice.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 11:56:00 AM

Geno Smith (non-throwing shoulder) is practicing in full for Week 9.

Although Ryan Fitzpatrick (left thumb) has been cleared to start, there's no guarantee he finishes Sunday's game against the Jaguars. Smith could be forced into action.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 05:50:00 PM

The Jets are calling Geno Smith (shoulder) "day to day" and uncertain to be available for Week 9 against the Jaguars.

Smith emerged from Sunday's loss to the Raiders with a sore left (non-throwing) shoulder and soreness in his ribs. Coach Todd Bowles said Geno has a "big bruise" on his shoulder. It sounds like he should be available for Week 9, but that Ryan Fitzpatrick (thumb) has a realistic chance to start.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 04:15:00 PM

Geno Smith (shoulder) said he is "pretty confident" he will play Week 9 against the Jaguars.

Smith has X-rays on his shoulder after the game. There has been no official word on the results, but it sounds like they came back clean. Smith may also be dealing with sore ribs after taking a huge shot to the midsection late in the game. If he does play, Smith will be on the QB2 map next week against Jacksonville.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 08:28:00 PM

Geno Smith completed 27-of-42 passes for 265 yards, two touchdowns and an interception Week 8 against the Raiders.

Smith entered on the first series of the game after Ryan Fitzpatrick tore ligaments in his left thumb at the end of a scramble. Smith led two three-and-outs and threw an interception in the three series after entering the game, but he settled down after halftime to lead the Jets on two long touchdown drives. Smith took a needless big hit at the end of a 29-yard scramble near the end of the second touchdown drive and was knocked out of the game by a huge hit to the midsection by Ray-Ray Armstrong on the Jets' final drive. He returned two plays later but did not look comfortable. He had X-rays on his left shoulder after the game. With Fitzpatrick likely to miss significant time with his thumb injury, the health of Geno will be a storyline to watch this week. He played well enough against the Raiders to be on the QB2 map if he plays against the Jaguars next week.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 07:42:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Ryan Fitzpatrick
2Geno Smith
3Bryce Petty
4Christian Hackenberg
RB1Matt Forte
2Bilal Powell
3Khiry Robinson
4Dominique Williams
5Bernard Pierce
GLB1Matt Forte
2Khiry Robinson
3RB1Matt Forte
2Bilal Powell
FB1Tommy Bohanon
2Julian Howsare
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Quincy Enunwa
3Kenbrell Thompkins
4Charone Peake
5Kyle Williams
WR21Eric Decker
2Devin Smith
3Jeremy Ross
4Chandler Worthy
5Titus Davis
WR31Quincy Enunwa
TE1Kellen Davis
2Jace Amaro
3Zach Sudfeld
4Brandon Bostick
5Wes Saxton
LT1Ryan Clady
2Ben Ijalana
LG1James Carpenter
2Craig Watts
3Jesse Davis
C1Nick Mangold
2Wesley Johnson
3Kyle Friend
RG1Brian Winters
2Michael Liedtke
3Jarvis Harrison
RT1Breno Giacomini
2Brent Qvale
3Brandon Shell
K1Nick Folk
2Ross Martin