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Geno Smith | Quarterback | #3

Team: Los Angeles Chargers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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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Chargers signed QB Geno Smith, formerly of the Giants, to a one-year contract.
Smith also visited Seattle before striking a deal with Los Angeles. The former second-round pick drew one start for the Giants last season, throwing for 212 yards and a touchdown in a Week 13 loss to Oakland. Ben McAdoo's decision to bench Eli Manning for that game ultimately got him fired. In L.A., Smith will compete with Cardale Jones for No. 2 duties behind starter Philip Rivers. Apr 1 - 10:31 PM

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Free agent Geno Smith is visiting the Seahawks.

The Seahawks need a new backup after cutting Trevone Boykin. It's Smith's second visit in two days after he met with the Chargers. Smith is a below-average backup but an acceptable No. 2.
Mar 29 - 5:49 PM

Free agent QB Geno Smith is visiting the Chargers on Wednesday.

Kellen Clemens is a free agent, leaving Cardale Jones as the only quarterback on the roster behind Philip Rivers. Smith has never been good in the NFL.
Mar 28 - 12:45 PM

Geno Smith will remain the Giants' No. 2 quarterback for Week 14.

With Ben McAdoo out the door, Smith was immediately benched for Eli Manning. Beat writer Tom Rock reports Smith could be demoted to No. 3 status as soon as Week 15. Frankly, it should be right away. Third-round rookie Davis Webb needs a look down the stretch of the Giants' catastrophic 2-10 season.
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 03:36:00 PM

Geno Smith completed 21-of-34 passes for 212 yards, a touchdown, and two lost fumbles in the Giants' Week 13 loss to the Raiders.

It looked like it was going to be a long day for Geno when the offense opened with three straight three-and-outs, but he bounced back to lead an 11-play touchdown drive to close out the first quarter. The Giants were going well on the next drive, as well, but Smith was strip-sacked on third down, and he lost another fumble inside the 10-yard line just before the half. Geno did lead two late scoring drives to give New York a chance, but he did not show much even against a bad defense to suggest he has found a new level. Who knows at this point, but right now we would guess Smith gets another start next week against the Cowboys.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 07:47:00 PM

Geno Smith has been named the Giants' starting quarterback for Week 13 against the Raiders.

This is not a drill. Eli Manning has been benched after 210 consecutive starts. Turning to failed-Jet Smith would seem to make zero sense, but perhaps the Giants want to give third-round rookie Davis Webb a week or two to mentally prepare. The owner of a career 72.3 QB rating, Smith is a turnover machine like few in recent memory. He is returning to the fold in a golden matchup with the Raiders' barely-there defense, however, and will be an intriguing, bottom-dollar option in DFS leagues this weekend.
Tue, Nov 28, 2017 03:47:00 PM

Geno Smith completed 10-of-16 passes for 114 yards with one interception while totaling five yards on two carries Friday in the Giants’ preseason loss to the Steelers.

He was sacked three times for a loss of 22 yards. Playing at Metlife Stadium for the first time as a Giant, Smith came out hot by completing four-of-six passes for 44 yards to end the first half. As always, Smith’s success didn’t last for long. He gave the Steelers prime field-position by throwing an ugly interception in the third quarter and had another pick called back on a holding penalty. Smith obviously wasn’t great but he was head and shoulders above Josh Johnson, who failed to complete a pass longer than nine yards over his quarter-and-a-half of playing time. He’ll head into the season as Eli Manning’s primary backup.
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 10:11:00 PM

Giants QB Geno Smith has avoided the active/PUP list and is cleared for training camp.

After insisting at OTAs he was near 100 percent from his ACL tear, the Giants decided to clear him going into training camp. Smith will now compete to be Eli Manning's backup.
Thu, Jul 27, 2017 01:00:00 PM

Geno Smith (knee) is getting in limited work during OTAs.

Smith has insisted he is 100 percent recovered from his October ACL tear, but the Giants are still limiting him. Even so, he should be a full-go for training camp. Smith will compete with Josh Johnson and third-rounder Davis Webb for backup duties behind Eli Manning.
Thu, Jun 1, 2017 08:13:00 AM

Giants No. 2 QB Geno Smith (knee) insists he's already 100 percent healthy.

Six months removed from going under the knife, Smith has yet to receive full clearance, but is expecting it before training camp. The G-Men are clearly comfortable with Smith's health, otherwise they wouldn't have signed him to back up Eli Manning.
Tue, May 9, 2017 07:11:00 PM

Giants agreed to terms with QB Geno Smith, formerly of the Jets.

Smith may have had a chance to start in Cleveland but ultimately decided to stay in East Rutherford, where he'll serve as the backup to Eli Manning. The 26-year-old is still recovering from a torn ACL he suffered in Week 7 of last season.
Fri, Mar 17, 2017 11:47:00 AM

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer does not get "the vibe" the Browns are interested in Geno Smith.

This disputes a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, who linked Smith with the Browns and Chargers. Geno's only concrete link has been with the Giants, who he visited over the weekend. Still recovering from ACL surgery, Smith will likely have to wait a while to find a new home.
Tue, Mar 14, 2017 11:51:00 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Chargers and Browns "have interest" in free agent Geno Smith.

RapSheet added Smith's visit with the Giants over the weekend "went extremely well." Of the three links, the Browns are the only team where Smith would have the opportunity to compete for a starting job. With Geno recovering from an October ACL tear, teams will likely want to see how his rehab is progressing before really kicking the tires.
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 08:46:00 PM

Art Stapleton of The Record reports free agent Geno Smith will visit the Giants on Saturday.

Smith, of course, just finished a tumultuous run with the Jets. The Giants need to find a capable backup behind Eli Manning, but they also need to look toward the future with Manning clearly in his decline phase. Unless they think Smith has untapped potential, they would be better served turning to the draft.
Sat, Mar 11, 2017 11:05:00 AM

ESPN's Rich Cimini reports the Jets believe free agent Geno Smith (ACL) could be sidelined until September.

Smith went under the knife in early-November. There's been talk of a potential return to Gang Green, but Cimini reports Smith's knee could be a stumbling block. Still in the middle of his rehab, Smith might not have much of a market next week.
Tue, Feb 28, 2017 05:44:00 PM

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3Sean McGrath
4Sean Culkin
5Braedon Bowman
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3Kaleb Eulls
C1Mike Pouncey
2Spencer Pulley
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