Geno Smith
QB NYG (8)
3 months ago

Smith will enter the season as the Giants' backup quarterback after Josh Johnson was released Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith and Johnson vied for the job throughout the offseason and preseason, with the latter even earning a start at one point. However, Smith must have proved the health of his right knee enough to earn the trust of the coaching staff. Although Eli Manning has started 199 consecutive regular-season game, Smith will now be called upon in garbage time or in the event of an injury. Rounding out the QB depth chart is 2017 second-round pick Davis Webb.

Geno Smith
QB NYG (8)
3 months ago

Smith and Josh Johnson are expected to split the first half of Thursday's preseason finale against the Patriots, ESPN.com's Jordan Raanan reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is the final stand in the battle between Smith and Johnson for the No. 2 quarterback job. The loser won't make the final roster, as 2017 third-round pick Davis Webb will serve as the No. 3 quarterback. Webb could see the most playing time of the bunch in Thursday's game.

Geno Smith
QB NYG (8)
4 months ago

Smith (knee-ACL) was cleared for the start of training camp on Thursday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith said he was fully healthy a couple months ago but he has only just been cleared to practice fully. He'll be expected to be the top backup to Eli Manning now that he's back.

Geno Smith
QB NYG (8)
5 months ago

Smith (knee - ACL) was a limited participant during the Giants' OTAs, ESPN's Jordan Raanan reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith -- who tore his right ACL in Week 7 of last season -- declared himself 100 percent healthy in May, but the Giants evidently weren't convinced considering they prevented him from taking part in 11-on-11 drills during OTAs. It likely won't be long until he's back to full strength so we'll revisit Smith's status when training camp commences in late July.

Geno Smith
QB NYG (8)
6 months ago

Smith (knee) recently indicated he's 100 percent healthy, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith suffered a torn ACL in Week 7 of last season, but his recovery has gone off without a hitch and he claims he'd be able to play in game if he was needed to right now. According to Raanan, Smith will battle Josh Johnson for rights to the second-string quarterback job, with the loser likely to be let go, as 2017 third-round draft pick Davis Webb is expected to remain on the team as the developmental third-string quarterback.

Geno Smith
QB NYG (8)
8 months ago

Smith (knee) made his one-year deal with the Giants official after passing his physical Monday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith is coming off a torn ACL suffered in Week 7 of last season, but after medical testing revealed no red flags with his condition, the former Jets quarterback has now officially switched his New York colors. According to Smith, he expects be ready by the time training camp rolls around, which bodes well for his chance of securing the Giants' No. 2 gig behind starter Eli Manning, who is yet to miss a single start in his 13-year career due to injury.

Geno Smith
QB NYG (8)
8 months ago

Smith (knee) agreed in principle to a contract with the Giants on Friday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. He's expected to take a physical over the weekend and officially sign with the team Monday.

EDGE Analysis

The Giants addressed the depth behind starting quarterback Eli Manning by inking journeyman Josh Johnson to a deal earlier in the day, but it now looks like Smith will be the leading contender for top backup duties. After a tumultuous four-year run with the Jets that included only three appearances over his final two seasons with the team while Ryan Fitzpatrick served as the team's primary signal caller, Smith should face significantly less pressure to perform in joining New York's other team. Manning has been a picture for durability throughout his tenure with the Giants -- having not missed a start due to injury at any point in his career -- so it's likely that any action Smith gets this season will come in the second half of blowouts.

Geno Smith
QB NYG (8)
8 months ago

Smith (knee) visited with the Giants on Saturday, the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

A 2013 second-round selection, Smith struggled through the first two years of his rookie contract, and then spent the past two seasons mostly serving as Ryan Fitzpatrick's backup. Smith actually got a shot to replace Fitzpatrick as the starter in Week 7 last season, but the 26-year-old promptly suffered a torn ACL. Smith said he expects to be ready for training camp, with his recovery coming along as expected through five months. He hopes to find a shot to compete for a starting job, but he did admit that he may need to settle for a backup role. The Giants' No. 2 QB from last season, Ryan Nassib (elbow), is an unrestricted free agent who is also recovering from surgery.

Geno Smith
QB NYG (8)
9 months ago

The Jets believe that Smith (knee) may not be healthy until September, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith received an opportunity to start for the underwhelming Ryan Fitzpatrick in Week 7, only to sustain a torn ACL in the first half of that contest. Such injuries are accompanied by lengthy recoveries, so a September return is on the optimistic side, in most scenarios. Having said that, Smith thinks he'll be healthy by training camp and even stated a willingness to serve as a backup, which would open more doors as he embarks on unrestricted free agency this offseason. Whichever team provides Smith with his next opportunity, there's little doubt that his recovery will impact his potential to play in 2017.

Geno Smith
QB NYG (8)
1 year ago

The Jets have placed Smith (knee) on IR.

EDGE Analysis

No surprise here, as Smith suffered a torn ACL during the second quarter of the Jets' win over the Ravens in Week 7. With Smith done for the season, Ryan Fitzpatrick is back atop the team's QB depth chart, with Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg slotting in behind him.