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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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Geno Smith (jaw) is probable for Week 3 against the Eagles.
Smith missed the first two weeks and most of training camp after getting slugged in the jaw by former teammate IK Enemkpali. Though he should be active on Sunday, Smith will only play this week if Ryan Fitzpatrick gets hurt. Sep 25 - 2:59 PM

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Geno Smith (broken jaw) has been cleared for football activities and practiced in full Wednesday.

Coach Todd Bowles has already announced and made it clear Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain the starter. Smith was running the scout team on Wednesday.
Sep 23 - 3:39 PM

Jets coach Todd Bowles said QB Geno Smith's (broken jaw) recovery timetable has not changed.

Smith has already been ruled out for Week 2 against the Colts, and he likely will not play until after the Jets' Week 5 bye. Smith will need Ryan Fitzpatrick to struggle over the next month to get his job back.
Sep 17 - 8:32 AM

Geno Smith (broken jaw) is not expected back until Week 6.

Smith has resumed participating in positional quarterback drills at Jets practice, but he won't be available in the first four games of the season. If Ryan Fitzpatrick struggles in the opening month, it's conceivable the Jets would give serious thought to installing Geno during their Week 5 bye.
Sep 7 - 2:11 PM

Jets QB Geno Smith (broken jaw) is participating in positional drills in Monday's practice.

Smith is still unlikely to play Week 1, but this is confirmation his recovery from a broken jaw is moving more quickly than originally expected. He could be well enough for backup work prior to the Week 5 bye.
Sep 7 - 11:51 AM

The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta reported "there's a growing sense" Geno Smith could return sooner than expected.

That sense grew stronger after the Jets cut Matt Flynn and Josh Johnson on Saturday, leaving just rookie Bryce Petty behind starter Ryan Fitzpatrick. Smith is unlikely to return to a starting job, but he could be fit enough for backup duty in the first month of the season.
Sep 5 - 12:44 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Ryan Fitzpatrick
2Geno Smith
3Bryce Petty
RB1Chris Ivory
2Bilal Powell
3Zac Stacy
4Stevan Ridley
GLB1Chris Ivory
2Zac Stacy
3RB1Bilal Powell
2Chris Ivory
FB1Tommy Bohanon
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Quincy Enunwa
3Devin Smith
WR21Eric Decker
2Jeremy Kerley
3Chris Owusu
WR31Quincy Enunwa
TE1Jeff Cumberland
2Kellen Davis
LT1D'Brickashaw Ferguson
2Ben Ijalana
LG1James Carpenter
2Dakota Dozier
C1Nick Mangold
RG1Willie Colon
2Brian Winters
3Jarvis Harrison
RT1Breno Giacomini
2Brent Qvale
K1Nick Folk