Geno Smith QB NYJ 2 months ago

Smith will likely get at least half of the 2015 season to prove his worth as the Jets' starting quarterback, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.

Head coach Todd Bowles established at the start of OTAs that Smith was going to be the team's first-team quarterback heading into training camp, but veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has been impressive in the early goings. Nevertheless, the Jets will still give Smith the opportunity to impress, especially since he now has Brandon Marshall at his disposal to go along with Eric Decker this season.

Geno Smith QB NYJ 2 months ago

Coach Todd Bowles confirmed that Smith will head into training camp as the Jets' first-team quarterback and will receive the majority of the team's practice reps, ESPN.com reports.

While Bowles introduced the notion that Ryan Fitzpatrick, Matt Simms and rookie Bryce Petty will compete against Smith for the team's top QB job this summer, as it stands, the assignment is Smith's "to lose."

Geno Smith QB NYJ 2 months ago

Offensive coordinator Chan Gailey relayed Wednesday that Smith is on track to remain the Jets' starting quarterback, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.

Per the report, Gailey notes that it was "never a thought" for the team to have a quarterback competition between Smith and veteran addition Ryan Fitzpatrick in training camp. In any case, despite throwing 34 interceptions over his first two pro seasons, Smith will remain the Jets' presumed top QB in the absence of an injury. In an effort to provide Smith with added pass-catching weapons this coming season, the Jets traded for veteran wideout Brandon Marshall and drafted the speedy Devin Smith in the second round of the NFL draft. The newcomers will bolster a pass-catching corps that returns wideouts Eric Decker and Jeremy Kerley, as well as a pair of capable tight ends in Jeff Cumberland and Jace Amaro.

Geno Smith QB NYJ 4 months ago

Jets head coach Todd Bowles said Smith will get the first-team reps at the start of training camp, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Bowles said it will be up to Smith to keep the job, which in this case means fending off Ryan Fitzpatrick (leg). Smith had a huge game against the Dolphins to close out the 2014 campaign, but Fitzpatrick had the better overall season, despite being benched by the Texans. The veteran should have plenty of time to recover from the fractured leg he suffered in December.

Geno Smith QB NYJ 7 months ago

Smith completed 20-of-25 passes for 358 yards and three touchdowns during Sunday's 37-24 win over the Dolphins. He also added 18 rushing yards on five carries but lost a fumble.

Smith connected with eight different receivers, throwing touchdowns passes to Chris Ivory, Jeff Cumberland and Eric Decker, the latter of whom was on the receiving end of Smith's longest touchdown pass of his career (74 yards). It's tough to read too much into the performance with regard to Smith's future in New York, though he did carve up a Dolphins defense that was allowing the third-fewest passing yards per game this season. Smith's season ends with 2,167 yards, 10 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 13 games, and he will most likely have to battle for the starting job next season, regardless of whether the Jets bring in someone new to compete with him.

Geno Smith QB NYJ 7 months ago

Smith completed 17-of-27 passes for 210 yards, with one touchdown and one interception during Sunday's loss to the Patriots.

Smith connected with eight different receivers, though none of them finished with even 55 yards. He threw his lone touchdown pass to tight end Jeff Cumberland, marking the third game in a row he's thrown exactly one score. In fact, Smith has just one game all season with multiple passing touchdowns (Week 6 against the Broncos), and he's thrown for at least 255 yards just once (Week 3 against the Bears). He'll get the start in the season-finale against the Dolphins, though a breakout is unlikely against a defense allowing the third-fewest passing yards per game this season.

Geno Smith QB NYJ 8 months ago

Smith completed 16-of-28 passes for 179 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's wild 16-11 win at Tennessee. He also ran four times for 16 yards.

Smith took a funky-looking safety in the second quarter, but didn't play too badly, not committing a turnover, while taking three sacks. His lone touchdown pass was to fullback John Conner on fourth down late in the third quarter. It was poetic justice for Smith, as it had appeared that he threw a long touchdown to Eric Decker on the same drive in which Conner scored (Decker's TD was overturned because he stepped out of bounds). The young QB hasn't looked terrible in two games since the Jets took the handcuffs off him, after an embarrassing home loss to the Dolphins in Week 13. Next week, Smith will face the Patriots, who he had success against in a 27-25 loss on Oct. 16.

Geno Smith QB NYJ 8 months ago

Smith completed 18-of-29 passes for 254 yards, with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's overtime loss to the Vikings. He also added 33 rushing yards on six carries.

Smith finished with more passing attempts Sunday than in the previous two games combined, though it still wasn't enough to lead the Jets to victory. Making matters worse, wide receiver Percy Harvin suffered an ankle injury that could be season-ending, which leaves Smith without one of his top targets. Up next is a Week 15 matchup against the Titans, who have been much better against the pass than the run this season.

Geno Smith QB NYJ 8 months ago

Smith completed 7-of-13 passes for 65 yards, with no touchdowns and one interception, in Monday's 16-13 loss to the Dolphins. He gained another 19 yards on four carries.

The Jets went with a gameplan from a different era, piling up 277 yards on 49 carries. A dominant running game allowed New York to take an early 10-0 lead, but the Dolphins provided much more resistance after the first quarter. Five of Smith's 13 pass attempts came on the game's final drive, which ended with an interception by Dolphins safety Reshad Jones. While Smith figures to get the start in Minnesota next week, it won't be surprising if the Jets deploy a similarly run-heavy approach.

Geno Smith QB NYJ 8 months ago

Head coach Rex Ryan said Friday that he "anticipates" Smith will be the Jets' starting quarterback for the final five games of the season, the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta reports.

The Jets announced earlier in the week that Smith would start Monday night against Miami, and it looks like Smith will remain the starter the rest of the season, barring injury. The New York Daily News has reported that New York's coaches believe Michael Vick gives the Jets the best chance to win, but the team's superiors want to further evaluate Smith over the final month of the season. Ryan side-stepped questions about the decision-making Friday, but seemed to reinforce the idea that he would rather be starting Vick. "It's a Jets decision that Geno's our QB," Ryan said. "That's the way it is." Fantasy owners shouldn't expect much from Smith on Monday night, playing behind a terrible offensive line against the league's fourth-ranked pass defense.