Geno Smith | QB | New York Jets
Posted: 3/24/2015 4:02pm et
New York Jets QB Geno Smith will be the starting quarterback ahead of QB Ryan Fitzpatrick entering training camp this summer, according to new head coach Todd Bowles. 'You can't have equal first-team reps with a quarterback,' Bowles said. 'Geno will start out taking them, but that doesn't mean that Ryan can't take his spot if Ryan's playing better and performing better.' Bowles continues to say that it's too early to judge Smith off his tape alone.
Huddle Up: Sound familiar? New offseason, same challenge ahead for Smith, who's now trying to hold off Fitzpatrick instead of Michael Vick. This time around the Jets have better WR weapons with Brandon Marshall added to the mix -- but that only puts more of an onus on the QB to get the ball where it needs to go.
Posted: 2/26/2015 1:54am et
New York Jets QB Geno Smith may not have big competition for the starting quarterback job, because the team is not committed to selecting a quarterback with the sixth overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. The Jets are committed to make Smith a successful starting quarterback.
Huddle Up: If Marcus Mariota is still on the board at six it will be difficult for the Jets to pass. If they are truly committed to Smith, however, they could certainly entertain offers for that selection from, say, Chip Kelly and the Eagles.
Posted: 2/2/2015 10:27am et
New York Jets QB Geno Smith said he still hasn't received a definitive answer from head coach Todd Bowles on the team's quarterback situation.
Huddle Up: Don't expect a definitive answer until Bowles has a chance to see not only more film but also his quarterback(s) in person. At best Smith should be looking for an opportunity to compete for the starting gig in New York; he certainly hasn't done enough as a professional to be handed the job.
Posted: 1/22/2015 10:58pm et
New York Jets QB Geno Smith has a lot of talent and promise, according to new head coach Todd Bowles. At the same time, Bowles acknowledged that the quarterback position is currently an open slate, with Smith and Matt Simms the only quarterbacks currently rostered.
Huddle Up: Certainly look for the Jets to bring a QB or two this offseason -- maybe a free agent and a draft pick -- to give Smith some serious competition for the starting gig. Bowles saw first-hand with the Cards last season how bad QB play can short-circuit a team's season, and he'd rather not relive the anguish in debut year with the Jets.
Posted: 12/30/2014 2:13am et
New York Jets QB Geno Smith made a strong impression on the team's owner with his stellar Week 17 performance against the Miami Dolphins. 'I think he's a young quarterback who in the last five games has gotten much, much better. ...I've got confidence in Geno. I really think he can be good.'
Huddle Up: One big game and now it looks like the Jets' owner will force his new coach and GM to build around Geno. That might take a bite out of the potential talent pool, as most coaches/GMs prefer to base their success on a player of their choosing rather than an existing player with a sketchy track record.
Posted: 12/29/2014 9:24am et
New York Jets QB Geno Smith set a career high in passing yards (358) and tied his personal best of 3 touchdown passes in a single game with his performance in Week 17 versus the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: What do you think the Vegas odds were of Geno posting a perfect passer rating in Week 17? "Astronomical" barely scratches the surface. And yet there were signs of life for the Jets' sophomore quarterback, enough so that Rex Ryan's replacement might just give Smith a spin in 2015.
Posted: 12/2/2014 9:04pm et
New York Jets QB Geno Smith will remain the team's starting quarterback, according to head coach Rex Ryan, despite his dismal and mundane performance Monday night against the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: Smith or any other QB is definitely far from fantasy usable if a team is only going to call 15 passing plays and 49 runs as the Jets did Monday night.
Posted: 11/26/2014 4:05pm et
New York Jets QB Geno Smith will return to the starting quarterback role in Week 13 against the Miami Dolphins, after QB Michael Vick saw only three starts. The feeling around the team is that general manager John Idzik insisted that head coach Rex Ryan start Smith over Vick. 'The main factor is you want to give your guys a chance to win the game,' Ryan said. 'That's the No. 1 factor you look into. But that's what we did. We feel good. Geno last time out had a good game against Miami (in Week 17 last season).'
Huddle Up: The Jets need to find out if Smith has a long-term future with the franchise, and need him off the bench and in live action to make that determination. It mainly boils down to decision-making and keeping the turnovers to a minimum. If he can do that, it shouldn't affect what limited fantasy values there are for the team's other offensive skill players.
Posted: 10/28/2014 11:53pm et
New York Jets QB Geno Smith's (shoulder) availability for Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs is in question, and he's experiencing 'minor soreness.' However, head coach Rex Ryan downplayed the severity of Smith's injury, and said the team hopes he can resume throwing by Wednesday, Oct. 29. QB Matt Simms will be ready just in case.
Huddle Up: This could be a factor Sunday given Michael Vick's recent injury track record, but see what Smith can do in practice this week.
Posted: 10/27/2014 9:21am et
Updating a previous report, New York Jets QB Geno Smith (shoulder) had X-rays on his right shoulder Sunday, Oct. 27, after the Week 8 game against the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: Regardless of whether or not it was a shoulder injury that ultimately landed Smith on the bench Sunday he certainly played his way out of the lineup with multiple first-quarter turnovers. The shoulder issue might be legit, or it could very well be the Jets' way of cushioning the blow as Smith gets benched for Michael Vick.
Posted: 10/6/2014 10:36am et
New York Jets QB Geno Smith missed a team meeting Saturday, Oct. 4, and said he was confused by the three-hour time change, according to a source. Smith was benched in Week 5 and had a big time-management blunder in the game. However, he will start in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Business as usual for the Jets. Hey, it's not like Mike Vick came in and set the world on fire in relief of Smith during the shutout loss to the Chargers.
Posted: 10/5/2014 9:57pm et
Updating a previous report, New York Jets QB Geno Smith will start in Week 6, head coach Rex Ryan said Sunday, Oct. 5.
Huddle Up: The Jets really have nowhere to go. Mike Vick took over in the second half and couldn't move the offense either. The Jets lack of offensive weapons isn't doing its quarterbacks any favors. The offense is a mess and everyone in the organization is to blame.
Posted: 9/29/2014 2:32pm et
New York Jets QB Geno Smith will remain the team's starting quarterback despite another shaky performance in a Week 4 loss to the Detroit Lions. 'I'm confident in Geno. If Geno's healthy, then Geno Smith will start,' head coach Rex Ryan said after the game. 'I'm not gonna replace him. I feel good about Geno, and again, I think he's gonna get it turned. He's a tough, resilient young man, and I think we're gonna win.'
Huddle Up: Time is running out for Smith. The Jets' struggles on offense are not all of his fault but if the team loses to San Diego and falls to 1-4, Michael Vick could be under center soon. Smith isn't worth starting this week.
Posted: 9/24/2014 12:07am et
New York Jets QB Geno Smith remains the team's starting quarterback, according to head coach Rex Ryan. 'Everybody is behind Geno. He's our quarterback and our football team believes in him,' Ryan said.
Huddle Up: More than any other stat, turnovers are the key with the second-year QB after giving the ball away 26 times last year. Smith already has lost 5 (4 picks & a fumble), and needs to clean things up or Michael Vick's name will start figuring prominently in Big Apple tabloid headlines.
Posted: 9/23/2014 12:44am et
New York Jets QB Geno Smith was 26-of-43 for 316 yards, a TD and two interceptions Monday, Sept 22 in a 27-18 loss to the visiting Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Smith had his second career 300-yard game, but turnovers continue to dog the second-year QB as he was victimized for an ugly pick-six on the opening possession of game and later was intercepted in the end zone. He now has thrown four picks and lost a fumble in 3 games -- not exactly promising stats with veteran Michael Vick looming behind him on the depth chart.
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.