Geno Smith
QB NYJ (11)
4 days ago

Smith is slated to be the first quarterback off the bench during Saturday night's preseason game against the Giants, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith appears to be the front-runner to serve as Ryan Fitzpatrick's top backup this season, but things are still somewhat fluid on that front, given that Bryce Petty is still in the mix and second-round draft pick Christian Hackenberg figures to be a virtual lock to make the Jets' roster.

Geno Smith
QB NYJ (11)
4 months ago

Smith will enter OTAs atop the quarterback depth chart, head coach Todd Bowles said Saturday. "Without [Ryan Fitzpatrick] being on the team right now, Geno's first-team and then we'll go from there," Bowles said. "Obviously we're still working on a deal if we can get Fitzpatrick back. So until that's addressed and we take care of that situation right now, Geno will go into OTAs as a starter."

EDGE Analysis

The Jets drafted quarterback Christian Hackenberg in the second round of the draft on Friday, and he'll likely compete for the backup job with Bryce Petty if the Jets are unable to bring Fitzpatrick back. Smith has failed to show any consistent production during his career, and the Jets are clearly still very much interested in bringing Fitzpatrick back, though the two sides continue to be very far apart on money. If Smith does somehow end up starting in Week 1, he'll at least have the best weapons of his career, with Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker on the outside, Matt Forte out of the backfield and a healthy Jace Amaro.

Geno Smith
QB NYJ (11)
7 months ago

Smith appeared in one game in 2015 and completed 27-of-42 passes for 265 yards and two touchdowns along with an interception on November 1 against the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

Smith was battling for the Jets starting quarterback job with Ryan Fitzpatrick before breaking his jaw during the preseason. Fitzpatrick went on to have the best season of his career, and Smith only saw the field when a thumb injury forced Fitzpatrick out of the game against the Raiders. Smith is entering the last year of his rookie deal, though his base salary is only $675,000, which should help him to finish out his deal with the Jets, likely as a backup.

Geno Smith
QB NYJ (11)
10 months ago

Smith (shoulder) is active Sunday against the Jaguars.

EDGE Analysis

Smith came into last Sunday's game against the Raiders after Ryan Fitzpatrick suffered a left thumb injury, but Smith was later knocked out himself with the shoulder issue. With Fitzpatrick starting against the Jags, Smith will be holding the clipboard as long as the latter stays healthy.

Geno Smith
QB NYJ (11)
10 months ago

Smith (shoulder) is probable for Sunday's game.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan Fitzpatrick (thumb) also earned a probable designation on the team's final injury report, so Smith will likely slot in as the No. 2 QB on the depth chart. The 25-year-old was excellent in relief of the aforementioned Fitzpatrick, throwing for 265 yards and two touchdowns in Week 8's contest against the Raiders, but he should continue to take a reserve role with the team as long as Fitzpatrick is healthy.

Geno Smith
QB NYJ (11)
10 months ago

Smith (left shoulder) practiced fully Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

As did fellow QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, who was already announced as the Jets' starter for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. Smith's full practice participation Wednesday does however set the stage for him to be available to serve as the team's No. 2 QB this weekend.

Geno Smith
QB NYJ (11)
10 months ago

Smith (shoulder, abdomen) participated in the media access portion of Wednesday's practice, the Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

As did Ryan Fitzpatrick (thumb), and while we suspect that both QBs will be classified as limited participants, their presence on the field Wednesday suggests that the Jets probably won't have to resort to starting rookie Bryce Petty on Sunday against the Jaguars.

Geno Smith
QB NYJ (11)
10 months ago

Both Smith (left shoulder) and Ryan Fitzpatrick (left thumb) are considered day-to-day by the Jets, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.

EDGE Analysis

That said, the report relays that coach Todd Bowles indicated Monday that his confidence level is "not very high" in having either of the aforementioned duo available for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. With that in mind, the team could end up starting rookie Bryce Petty this week, with Matt Flynn a candidate to be brought back by the Jets after having been cut by the team in early September.

Geno Smith
QB NYJ (11)
10 months ago

Smith injured his abdomen and left shoulder during the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan Fitzpatrick, who originally left in the first quarter with torn ligaments in his left thumb, had to come back in for a couple of plays on the game's final drive. Smith did make it back for the final three snaps, but both he and Fitzpatrick were visibly limited by their respective injuries. Smith is more likely than his teammate to be ready for Week 9 against the Jagaurs, following a strong second half in Sunday's loss. The Jets' No. 3 quarterback is rookie Bryce Petty, who won't necessarily get the start if Fitzpatrick and Smith are both unable to play. The Jets will likely take a look at veteran free agents.

Geno Smith
QB NYJ (11)
10 months ago

Smith completed 27-of-42 passes for 265 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 34-20 loss at Oakland. He also ran twice for 34 yards.

EDGE Analysis

Smith took over for Ryan Fitzpatrick, who hurt his left hand early in the game, and didn't look too bad, tossing a pair of short touchdowns in the second half. He also made a nice 29-yard run in the fourth quarter, but allowed himself to get drilled on the sideline, instead of stepping out of bounds. He then took a wicked shot in the chest in the final minute of the game, although he only missed a couple of plays. While it's too early to speculate on the severity of Fitzpatrick's injury, it's certainly possible that Smith will make a start or two, and if such a scenario transpires, Smith would face the Jaguars at home in Week 9.