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Geno Smith | Quarterback

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 221
College: West Virginia
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ESPN New York describes Geno Smith as "more assertive" this summer.
"It's gotten away from me telling him exactly what to do," were the words of C Nick Mangold. "It's a two-way discussion." Per reporter Rich Cimini, Smith "acts like a starter now." Smith certainly looked more assertive on the preseason field, completing 23-of-33 passes for 268 yards (8.12 YPA), one touchdown and one interception. He dropped dimes into tight coverage. Smith flashed as a rookie, but consistency eluded him. He has the talent to take a big step forward this season. Aug 28 - 3:22 PM

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Geno Smith completed 9-of-14 passes for 137 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason game against the Giants.

In a decision that was never in doubt, Smith was officially named the Jets' Week 1 starter after the game. Tonight was the best we've seen Smith look, as he was calm in the pocket and laser accurate with his throws. Granted, the G-Men's defense looked as bad as the Jets' offense looked good. Almost certainly done for the preseason, Smith finishes 23-of-33 for 268 yards (8.12 YPA), one touchdown and one interception. Despite the solid summer, he's a low-end QB2 until proven otherwise in the regular season.
Aug 22 - 9:34 PM

ESPN New York confirms Geno Smith will be the Jets' Week 1 starter.

The Jets haven't made an official announcement yet, but it's only a matter of time. Geno has soaked up the vast majority of first-team reps in practice, started the first two preseason games and will start on Friday night. "When the coaches say, 'First-group offense,' we know who's walking in the huddle," WR David Nelson said Tuesday. "It's not something that needs to be said. He's the guy and we're moving forward."
Aug 20 - 12:17 PM

Geno Smith completed 10-of-13 passes for 98 yards and an interception in the Jets' second preseason game Saturday night, adding four carries for 20 yards and a touchdown.

Smith led the Jets to three scoring drives, with both of the touchdowns coming against the Bengals' backups. He scored his touchdown on a read-option fake from one-yard out. Smith threw a bad pick on his third series on what appeared to be a mix-up with David Nelson, but it was an otherwise solid performance. Through two preseason games, Smith has completed 14-of-19 passes for 131 yards (9.4 YPA) with no touchdowns and an interception.
Aug 16 - 9:10 PM

Geno Smith will start the Jets' second preseason game against the Bengals on Saturday.

There had been noise that Michael Vick may be gaining ground in what was thought to be a "competition" in name only, but that doesn't appear to be the case. ESPN New York's Rich Cimini still expects Smith to be named the starter, barring "injury or an epic meltdown." Cimini believes official word could come within the week. The Jets are all in on Smith for Week 1, but he won't have much room for error.
Aug 12 - 5:49 PM

Geno Smith said he expects to be a top-five NFL quarterback in a year or two, and believes his style of play most closely resembles Aaron Rodgers.

Set the bar high, young fella. "I liken myself to him," Smith said. "He throws a great ball and he's very accurate in the pocket, but he's also skilled enough to run around. I want to be one of those guys that can play from the pocket." Smith can make any throw on the field; decision-making was the issue in year one. He completed 4-of-6 passes for 33 yards in the preseason opener.
Aug 10 - 12:05 PM

Geno Smith will start the Jets' preseason opener against the Colts.

As expected. Smith has reportedly had a "steady, for the most part" training camp and is well ahead of Michael Vick in their faux-competition to start.
Aug 4 - 1:54 PM

Geno Smith has looked "steady, for the most part" through roughly one week of Jets training camp.

Handling 79 percent of the first-team reps thus far, Smith has drawn praise from OC Marty Mornhinweg for improved ball security -- read: decision making -- and should feel far more comfortable in his second season of the same offense. If Smith takes a sophomore step forward, even if it isn't a huge leap, Eric Decker could prove quite the value pick at his current middle-eighth-round ADP.
Jul 31 - 7:58 PM

Jets OC Marty Mornhinweg has been impressed with Geno Smith's ball security thus far in camp.

"He got that thing fixed," Mornhinweg said Thursday. "We'll see if it stays fixed." Turnovers were Smith's biggest issue as a rookie, as he tossed 21 picks while losing four fumbles. At the bare minimum, he needs to cut that number by 33 percent as a sophomore.
Jul 31 - 5:30 PM

The New York Daily News reiterates that the Jets' quarterback job is Geno Smith's to lose.

The Jets are calling it a competition between Smith and Michael Vick, but that's a case of semantics. The Daily News says the battle is really between "Good Geno and Bad Geno," with Vick an "innocent bystander." Smith is expected to get roughly 75 percent of the first-team reps as camp opens. "If he doesn't screw up in July and August, the job will belong to him," writes beat man Manish Mehta.
Jul 24 - 9:02 AM

Jets OC Marty Mornhinweg said Geno Smith will get 70-75 percent of the first-team quarterback reps when training camp opens next month.

Michael Vick has reportedly looked awful the past couple days at minicamp, and some question whether his heart is even in it. Smith, on the other hand, has been getting the bulk of the first-string snaps for much of the offseason. That's not going to change anytime soon. The Jets clearly want him to start Week 1.
Jun 18 - 4:38 PM

Geno Smith said he has turned his focus from learning the playbook to "perfecting" it.

Geno would do well to tackle competence before he sets his sights on perfection, but the sentiment of his comments has merit. Smith was woefully inconsistent last season, but he showed flashes of very good play, especially in New York's wins over Atlanta, Oakland, and Cleveland. It is not inconceivable that with another year in the system and better weapons around him Smith could put together a solid 2014 campaign.
Jun 15 - 6:41 PM

Geno Smith is working mostly with the first-stringers during OTAs.

Smith is also taking the reps in "critical moments," if that's a real thing during non-contact practices. Regardless, it's further confirmation Geno will enter camp with his nose in front of Michael Vick. If the battle is close at all, we'll likely see Smith under center when the Jets host the Raiders on Sept. 7.
Jun 5 - 9:12 AM

Jets OC Marty Mornhinweg admits the team's quarterback competition between Geno Smith and Michael Vick isn't a true 50-50.

"We're trying to continue the progression with Geno, and then have Mike ready to go," Mornhinweg said. "It's just that simple, and Mike knows the exact expectations and roles that he has, and Geno knows the exact expectations." It's been obvious all along that Smith has a leg up, but the coaching staff admitting so is probably designed to provide a confidence boost. The job is not being gift wrapped. Smith has to earn it in camp and preseason games.
May 29 - 3:27 PM

Geno Smith got the first rep with the starters at Wednesday's OTAs.

Michael Vick mixed in with the starters behind Smith as the two shared the first-team reps. It's exactly what was expected. The Jets are portraying this battle as Geno's job to lose, and it will stay that way through preseason games. Ultimately, both guys are good bets to make starts this season.
May 28 - 11:32 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Geno Smith
2Michael Vick
RB1Chris Johnson
2Chris Ivory
3Bilal Powell
GLB1Chris Ivory
2Chris Johnson
3RB1Chris Johnson
2Bilal Powell
FB1Tommy Bohanon
WR11Eric Decker
2David Nelson
3Jalen Saunders
4Quincy Enunwa
5Walter Powell
WR21Jeremy Kerley
2Greg Salas
3Saalim Hakim
WR31David Nelson
TE1Jeff Cumberland
2Jace Amaro
3Zach Sudfeld
K1Nick Folk