Geno Smith | QB | New York Jets
Posted: 8/23/2014 1:05am et
New York Jets QB Geno Smith will be the team's week-to-week starting quarterback for the regular season, head coach Rex Ryan said Friday, Aug. 22, after the preseason game against the New York Giants. Smith completed nine of his 14 pass attempts for 137 yards and a touchdown, and he also ran three times for 17 yards.
Huddle Up: This comes as no surprise. Smith was the guy to beat and Mike Vick never mounted a serious challenge. Smith has some more weapons to work with this season. If Geno improves on his accuracy and cuts down on turnovers, he could work himself into the QB2 discussion.
Posted: 8/21/2014 10:25am et
New York Jets QB Geno Smith will start Week 1 versus the Oakland Raiders, barring an injury. The coaching staff has yet to officially name Smith the starter.
Huddle Up: While this is what the Jets were hoping for, fantasy owners were likely hoping for Michael Vick to force his way into the mix. It's not necessarily bad news for Eric Decker, but having seen what Vick can do in this offense there's a little less optimism for the Jets' overall fantasy prospects right now.
Posted: 8/12/2014 10:22pm et
New York Jets QB Geno Smith will start against the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday, Aug. 16, according to head coach Rex Ryan. Ryan added that Smith hasn't officially been named starter for the regular season opener.
Huddle Up: Smith and Michael Vick essentially matched each other stat for stat in the preseason opener, and that, of course, favors the incumbent for now. It's the Big Apple, however, and all it's going to take is one bad outing or some ill-timed turnovers for Smith, and the pro-Vick clamor will intensify in a N.Y. minute.
Posted: 8/4/2014 2:36pm et
New York Jets QB Geno Smith will be the starting quarterback for the first preseason game, according to head coach Rex Ryan.
Huddle Up: This was expected to be the case all along. Smith entered camp as the starter and Mike Vick the backup. Unless Smith bombs this preseason, he'll be under center for the Jets when they play the Raiders in Week 1.
Posted: 8/1/2014 2:33pm et
New York Jets QB Geno Smith will start the team's scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 2.
Huddle Up: It's the next step for the second-year QB in his bid to hold off veteran free-agent Michael Vick and grab control of the Jets' starting gig.
Posted: 7/31/2014 4:44pm et
New York Jets QB Geno Smith has fixed his turnover problems so far this offseason, according to offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.
Huddle Up: After turning the ball over an AFC-high 26 times last season, Smith's decision-making is under the microscope this offseason, especially with the Jets bringing in veteran Michael Vick. It sounds like Smith is making progress, but the real tests -- i.e. the preseason and early regular-season contests -- are still to come.
Posted: 7/27/2014 2:36pm et
New York Jets QB Geno Smith received 16 snaps with the first-team offense during practice Saturday, July 26, while QB Michael Vick received three snaps. Smith has received 42 starter reps in three practices while Vick has received 12 snaps.
Huddle Up: Nothing unexpected here as it's going to be up to the newcomer Vick to outplay and unseat the second-year Smith this preseason. Smith will also hasten a change under center if he can't show he's cleaned up his decision-making after turning the ball over 26 times as a rookie.
Posted: 7/26/2014 12:50pm et
New York Jets QB Geno Smith logged three-quarters of the first-team practice reps for the second straight day on Friday, July 25.
Huddle Up: Michael Vick already knows Marty Mornhinweg's offense, and the Jets pretty much know what Vick can do. Smith getting the reps is hardly a shock, and he's still in the driver's seat for the QB1 gig in New York.
Posted: 7/8/2014 4:06pm et
New York Jets QB Geno Smith said he likes the team's chances to make it to the Super Bowl this upcoming season.
Huddle Up: Those stuck with Smith in dynasty leagues would settle for the second-year QB winning the team's starting gig, reducing his AFC-high 26 turnovers from a year ago and posting a few more 300-yard passing games after only recording one as a rookie.
Posted: 3/25/2014 2:04pm et
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan indicated that QB Geno Smith will enter offseason practices in the early lead in the quarterback competition between QB Michael Vick, and Smith will work with the first team when practices start next month. However, Ryan isn't ruling out Vick as the Week 1 starter when the season comes. 'It's going to be really interesting to watch that competition unfold. I've said this before -- Geno Smith is going to be hard to beat out,' Ryan said. Ryan also said the team may have personnel packages that include both quarterbacks.
Huddle Up: Another offseason, another QB tussle in Jets camp. To win the job, Smith is going to have to improve, most specifically reducing his AFC QB-high 26 turnovers from last season. At the same time, he only had one 300-yard passing game.
Posted: 2/20/2014 10:11pm et
New York Jets general manager John Idzik said the team would not be opposed to having another quarterback competition this summer between QB Geno Smith and QB Mark Sanchez.
Huddle Up: Cue the circus music -- we could have Smith-Sanchez II playing in the Big Apple's big tent again this training camp. Before that happens though, Sanchez would likely have to take a pay cut as he's scheduled to count $13.1 million against the cap this coming season.
Posted: 1/18/2014 3:00pm et
New York Jets QB Geno Smith was asked to leave an airplane after he did not take off his headphones when he was told to do so by a flight attendant and was considered a threat. It is believed Smith did not take off his headphones initially because he did not hear the request. Smith was questioned by airport police at the gate but was not arrested and no incident report was filed.
Huddle Up: Sounds like much ado about nothing, but because it's Geno Smith it makes the news. Unless Roger Goodell uses this incident to crack down on Beats by Dre, this is a non-story.
Posted: 12/31/2013 6:34pm et
New York Jets general manager John Idzik said the team plans to look at quarterbacks in the offseason even though QB Geno Smith started every game this year and improved late in the season. Head coach Rex Ryan stopped short of saying Smith would be the starter heading into training camp next year. 'We're all excited about having Geno as part of the New York Jets,' Idzik said, 'but we will always look to improve any position.' Smith said he has a 'bright future' with the team despite finishing with a league-low passer rating of 66.5 in his rookie season.
Huddle Up: Smith's passing numbers definitely need some work, and maybe putting some better pass-catching talent around him will make the most difference. Smith, though, belongs on fantasy-draft radars because of his rushing ability as he finished eighth among QBs with 366 rushing yards in 2013 and matched Cam Newton with a QB league-high 6 rushing TDs.
Posted: 12/2/2013 10:55am et
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan benched QB Geno Smith after the first half of the Week 13 game against the Miami Dolphins. Smith completed just four of his 10 passes for 29 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. QB Matt Simms replaced him, completing nine of his 18 pass attempts for 79 yards, no touchdowns and a pick.
Huddle Up: After struggling throughout November, December was just as rough for Smith. Simms wasn't much better, and it remains to be seen what the Jets' plan is going forward.
Posted: 11/25/2013 5:39pm et
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said QB Geno Smith will be the starting quarterback Week 13.
Huddle Up: We're not sure if this is a good or bad thing for that offense. The way things have gone in recent weeks, we're thinking "bad."
Posted: 11/25/2013 4:29pm et
New York Jets QB Geno Smith said he expects to start Week 13 but has not been told by the coaches that he will get the start.
Posted: 11/25/2013 1:01am et
New York Jets QB Geno Smith managed just four completions for 42 yards in the Week 12 game against the Baltimore Ravens. He also threw two interceptions, giving him 18 for the season. After posting a 10.1 passer rating last week, he posted a 14.7 passer rating against the Ravens. Head coach Rex Ryan would not commit to Smith as his starter after the game.
Huddle Up: This is becoming a trend for Smith, who has not played well for several weeks. This is going to affect all the fantasy players in that offense.
Posted: 11/17/2013 9:04pm et
New York Jets QB Geno Smith struggled in Week 11 against the Buffalo Bills, completing just eight of his 23 pass attempts for 103 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions. One of the interceptions was returned for a score. Smith has combined for just 377 passing yards with no touchdowns and five interceptions over the past three games. 'With that protection, you could've had Joe Namath back there and I don't think it would've mattered today,' head coach Rex Ryan said Sunday, Nov. 17. 'Obviously, when you turn the ball over four times, that's a poor performance.'
Huddle Up: Ryan is going to stick with Smith, which could be a bit of a drag on the rest of the skill players.
Posted: 10/24/2013 4:13pm et
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan continues to say that QB Geno Smith is the team's starting quarterback on a week-to-week basis despite raving about his improved play and the fact that he can 'make all the throws.' 'I'm definitely ready to say he's our starting quarterback this week against Cincinnati,' the coach said playfully. Smith currently has more wins than New York Giants QB Eli Manning, a higher completion percentage than New England Patriots QB Tom Brady and more 40-plus-yard passes than New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees and Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck. However, he's also third in the league in interceptions with 11.
Huddle Up: In overall points (Huddle Performance scoring), Smith ranks a respectable 11th among fantasy QBs, and his owners will have to be content to ride out the ups and downs with the rookie.
Posted: 10/8/2013 12:20am et
New York Jets QB Geno Smith completed 16 of his 20 pass attempts for 199 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in the 30-28 Week 5 win against the host Atlanta Falcons Monday, Oct. 7. He also ran three times for 21 yards.
Huddle Up: The rookie entered the game with a league-high 11 turnovers (8 interceptions, 3 fumbles) and 4 TD passes, but had the trio of scoring passes while failing to commit a turnover. He capped the night by deftly driving the Jets 55 yards in 8 plays over the final 1:54 for the winning FG. With the Jets at 3-2, Smith and the team most certainly aren't the disasters they were predicted to be.
Posted: 9/24/2013 6:52pm et
New York Jets QB Geno Smith had four 40-plus-yard completions in Week 3. The team had nine 40-plus-yard completions combined in 2011 and 2012.
Huddle Up: It all helped Smith become the first Jets rookie QB to 300 yards in a game (331) and has made WRs Santonio Holmes and Stephen Hill hot waiver-wire pickups this week. The schedule does toughen up again though for Smith this week as he he faces his third top-10 defense, in terms of fewest points allowed to opposing QBs, in 4 weeks after getting a breather vs. the Bills (No. 23) last week.