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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 (shoulder) returned to full practice on Thursday.
The Jets absurdly claimed Smith's shoulder "injury" was a factor in his Week 8 benching, but anyone with a pulse knew better. Smith isn't injured, and will serve as Michael Vick's backup for Week 9. Oct 30 - 2:02 PM

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Geno Smith (shoulder) did not throw during the portion of Wednesday's practice open to the media.

He was officially limited in practice. Smith suffered a "stinger" prior to his third interception in Sunday's loss to the Bills. The Jets have relegated him to backup duties. Mike Vick will start Week 9 against Kansas City.
Oct 29 - 1:45 PM

GM John Idzik admits he doesn't know if Geno Smith is still the Jets' quarterback of the future.

"That's still to be determined," Idzik said hopefully. "You don't wanna try to answer that question too prematurely, especially when you're dealing with a younger quarterback in Geno. ... We will continue with the development curve and we will continue searching." Despite Idzik's positive tone, it's as close as he could get to admitting the Smith experiment is over in the Big Apple. Smith has attempted just 676 career passes, but quarterbacks don't get much time to prove themselves in the modern game.
Oct 28 - 6:49 PM

Jets coach Rex Ryan confirmed Monday that Geno Smith has been benched.

Rex did clarify that Smith is not necessarily benched for the rest of the season, but Michael Vick will start Week 9 against the Chiefs. To this point in the year, Geno has made eight starts, completing 56.2 percent of his passes with an anemic 5.9 YPA -- down a full yard from his rookie season. Geno has 12 turnovers and eight all-purpose TDs. The Jets currently have a 1-7 record.
Oct 27 - 4:49 PM

The Jets have yet to decide who will be their Week 9 quarterback.

The players have "no idea" who will be under center against the Chiefs. This is being passed off as revelatory amongst the Jets media, but it's really not a surprise. There's no reason for coach Rex Ryan to rush a decision after Sunday's embarrassing loss. Geno Smith was extremely ineffective, but Michael Vick could scarcely be considered better. Ryan should have a decision by the time the team returns to practice on Wednesday.
Oct 27 - 3:00 PM

Coach Rex Ryan said he has "no idea" who he'll start at quarterback in Week 9.

Geno Smith's minor right shoulder issue was not the reason he was benched early in Sunday's ugly loss to the Bills. It was because he threw interceptions on three straight drives, further regressing in his second NFL season. Michael Vick came to complete 18-of-36 passes for 152 yards and an interception, adding 69 yards on eight carries. If Rex wants to win games, Vick would give him a slightly better shot.
Oct 26 - 5:48 PM

Geno Smith was benched in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Bills.

Smith was pulled after throwing interceptions on three straight drives. He opened the game just 2-of-8 for five yards, with most of his incompletions coming on bad overthrows. Michael Vick has replaced Smith and could make a case for the job going forward. Smith has thrown an interception in 19 of 24 games in his career.
Oct 26 - 1:42 PM

Geno Smith completed 20-of-34 passes for 226 yards and a touchdown in New York's 27-25, Week 7 loss to the Patriots, adding seven rushes for 37 yards.

It was a gutsy performance from the Jets' beleaguered signal caller, as he hung in a frantic pocket and kept the chains moving for an offense committed to the run. There were bad decisions, his second sack in particular, but Smith was calm and composed, taking hits and getting up. He took a scary-looking shot to his left knee in the fourth quarter, but missed only one play. At least for one week, the performance should quell questions about Smith's job security. He gets the Bills' stout defensive line in Week 8.
Oct 16 - 11:46 PM

Geno Smith completed 23-of-43 passes for 190 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in New York's 31-17, Week 6 loss to the Broncos.

He added two scrambles for 11 yards. The numbers are brutal on paper, but Smith was actually far-more composed than he's been in recent weeks. He was hurt by a host of bad drops, while his interception was a desperation pick six thrown out of the Jets' own end zone in the game's waning moments. Most encouragingly, he found Eric Decker and Jace Amaro for a combined 16 receptions. Under no circumstance was it a great effort, but it was enough to keep Smith under center for Thursday night's game against the Patriots.
Oct 12 - 4:48 PM

Jets coach Rex Ryan gave Geno Smith another vote of confidence on Tuesday.

"Absolutely," Ryan said when asked if he still believed in his quarterback. "I definitely believe in Geno Smith." Although Ryan has made a habit of sticking by his ineffective quarterbacks through thick and thin, he seems to realize New York's offensive struggles don't all fall at the feet of Smith. It's impossible to construe Smith's play as "good," but he's not getting any help. Michael Vick's play in recent years suggests he's not the answer, but Smith is now at weekly risk of being benched.
Oct 7 - 3:35 PM

A source tells the Daily News that Geno Smith missed Saturday team meetings before Sunday's blowout loss in San Diego.

Smith arrived 5-10 minutes after the meeting ended, but a Jets spokesman called it an "honest mistake" in which he got the times confused. It was the first time the second-year quarterback had missed a meeting. So he wasn't benched to start the game, but did end up getting yanked at halftime anyway due to ineffectiveness. According to the Daily News, team members are "not at all happy" with the example set by a so-called "team leader." Rex Ryan, fighting for his job at 1-4, has stated he's going back to Smith for Week 6 against the Broncos.
Oct 6 - 8:08 AM

Rex Ryan said he will go back to Geno Smith as his starter for Week 6 against the Broncos.

Smith was benched at halftime of Sunday's ugly loss at San Diego after going 4-of-12 for 27 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. But Michael Vick couldn't do any better in the second half, confirming what we already knew: This Jets offense is not set up for success. Until their "weapons" are better than Jeremy Kerley, David Nelson, Greg Salas and Jeff Cumberland, the error-prone Geno is going to struggle for any consistency.
Oct 5 - 7:53 PM

Geno Smith was benched at halftime of Sunday's Week 5 game at San Diego.

Playing without any real weaponry and running for his life, Smith went 4-of-12 for 27 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in the first half as the Jets fell behind 21-0. This comes on the heels of an ugly 17-of-33 performance against the Lions in Week 4 that dropped the Jets' record to 1-3. So Rex Ryan turns to 34-year-old Vick to try to turn this offense around and save his job in the process. Smith, too inconsistent and mistake-prone through two NFL seasons, is unlikely to get back under center until Vick gets hurt.
Oct 5 - 6:08 PM

Jets coach Rex Ryan confirmed Monday that Geno Smith will remain his starting quarterback in Week 5.

The Jets play the red-hot Chargers next, in San Diego. Ryan promised that the Jets "are going to get it done and Geno is going to be a main reason that we will." Through four weeks, Smith's TD-to-INT ratio stands at 4:5. He'll be in better position to succeed with Eric Decker showing signs of improved health.
Sep 29 - 5:12 PM

Geno Smith completed 17-of-33 passes for 209 yards, a touchdown and an interception against the Lions Week 4.

The Jets marched down the field on their first possession of the game, scoring a field goal on a 71-yard, 6:24 drive. The offense fell apart of that, though, with Geno only completing 4-of-11 passes for 32 yards in the first half. Geno struggled from the pressure of the crowd more than the pressure of the Lions' pass rush. The chants of "We Want Vick" that rang out in MetLife Stadium during the third quarter seemed to affect him, and he reportedly cursed at fans as he left the field. After four games, Smith is on pace for 3,688 yards, 16 touchdowns and 20 interceptions.
Sep 28 - 4:51 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Geno Smith
2Michael Vick
RB1Chris Ivory
2Chris Johnson
3Bilal Powell
GLB1Chris Ivory
2Chris Johnson
3RB1Bilal Powell
2Chris Johnson
FB1Tommy Bohanon
2John Conner
WR11Eric Decker
2Jeremy Kerley
3T.J. Graham
4Chris Owusu
WR21Percy Harvin
2Greg Salas
3Saalim Hakim
WR31Jeremy Kerley
TE1Jeff Cumberland
2Jace Amaro
3Zach Sudfeld
K1Nick Folk