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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:08:30 -0700
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson said the team told him QBs Michael Vick and Geno Smith will compete for the starting quarterback job during offseason workouts and training camp.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:51:16 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: With the Jets, there's no telling who will win the job here until much further down the road. Ryan has some loyalty toward Smith, but Vick has the experience in the league and can be more productive if he stays healthy. Either way, it's probably unlikely that you'll want to take the chance on either QB with a QB2 spot on your roster.
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:33:07 -0700
The New York Jets will sign free-agent QB Michael Vick (Eagles) to an undisclosed deal, according to team and league sources.
Fantasy Tip: Vick will be given every chance in training camp to beat out Geno Smith as the team's starter. Vick, if he can stay healthy, remains intriguing, but only as a flier for a backup fantasy QB. There's no guarantee he even wins the job, though, and New York's weapons on offense are much less explosive and dynamic than what Vick was working with when he started in Philly.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:03:50 -0700
If the New York Jets sign free-agent QB Michael Vick (Eagles), the team plans for him to compete for the starting quarterback job with QB Geno Smith, according to a team source. Vick has history with offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg from their time with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Fantasy Tip: Vick is more experienced, albeit injury-prone, but if he is signed and wins the starting job, he'd be a flier as a fantasy backup. Smith's inconsistencies in his rookie season won't drastically improve if he's the starter just because Eric Decker is in town. Consider Smith undraftable in standard leagues if he opens Week 1 as the starter.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:20:12 -0700
The New York Jets preference is for QB Geno Smith to be the team's Week 1 starter. If the team signs QB free-agent QB Michael Vick (Eagles), it would be for camp competition and insurance if Smith struggles or gets hurt.
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 10:13:15 -0800
CBS NFL analyst Phil Simms thinks that New York Jets QB Geno Smith would be the top quarterback taken in the 2014 draft if he was part of the process this year. "I think if Geno Smith was in this draft class he would be the number one guy, without question," Simms said.
Sun, 23 Feb 2014 06:16:50 -0800
The New York Jets have interest in Chicago Bears impending free agent QB Josh McCown should he hit free agency. The Jets are looking for a backup in case QB Geno Smith regresses.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:24:11 -0800
New York Jets general manager John Idzik refused to say that Geno Smith will enter the offseason as the team's starting quarterback.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:18:33 -0800
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.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:01:57 -0800
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said QB Geno Smith is "heading in the right direction."
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:16:08 -0800
New York Jets QB Geno Smith is working out with quarterback guru Chris Weinke at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Weinke is also working with University of Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater.
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:10:29 -0800
ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. thinks the New York Jets desperately need to draft some quarterback insurance for QB Geno Smith this year. However, Kiper believes New York should look to select a quarterback later in the draft, with Easter Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppolo, Louisiana State QB Zach Mettenberger, Georgia QB Aaron Murray and San Jose State QB David Fales as options.
Sun, 02 Feb 2014 07:13:31 -0800
New York Jets general manager John Idzik has spoken recently with QB Geno Smith after off season incidents. "We've talked a lot about when you're in the NFL and when you're a quarterback in the NFL and when you're a quarterback in a big market such as New York, all eyes are on you 24/7," Idzik said. "I think Geno is experiencing this firsthand. I've kept in close contact with him. I think this is part of learning how to deal with those things. We've addressed him. He's addressed them. No concerns really that way. It's how to deal with your celebrity and visibility that goes along with the position."
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:14:40 -0800
New York Jets QB Geno Smith expects to be the team's starting quarterback next year even if the team is hesitant to name him as the starter. Smith isn't bothered at all that head coach Rex Ryan refuses to commit to him in 2014. "It just means more competition," Smith said. "It gives me that fire I've always had in me. ... It's going to make me work harder, make me tougher, make me work that much harder in OTAs if I have someone to compete against."
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:40:30 -0800
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan praised QB Geno Smith for how he finished the 2013 season. "I think there are very few players that grew as much as Geno did," Ryan said. "He had to come a million miles, and he did. When you look at the way he closed out, we saw our team ascending and part of that was the way Geno played. Statistically, he had the second-highest quarterback rating over the last month of the season. I think that's something that people don't focus on, but it's a fact."
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:38:02 -0800
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan would not name QB Geno Smith the starter for Week 1 in 2014, saying it is too early in the off season to make that decision. "With anything, you can't say anything with any certainty right now because you're just starting the off season," he said. "You don't know who your roster is going to be and things like that. It's probably not the best thing to say this guy is going to be a starter or this or that. Let's just let it play out."
Fantasy Tip: Even without Ryan saying it, Smith is the favorite to start at quarterback in Week 1, assuming the team does not make a move at the position in the off season.
Sat, 18 Jan 2014 08:57:35 -0800
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.
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 12:37:38 -0800
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie said he believes QB Geno Smith can be a franchise quarterback for the Jets. "I think just the way he handles himself, he handled himself as a true professional when he's in the office. He's in early in the morning – 5:30, 5:45 in the morning. He doesn't leave until 7:00 at night, trying to understand defenses and understand where he needs to get better at. I think the last month of the season, you're starting to see the progress of what he's starting to understand about the offense, understand about himself."
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:38:33 -0800
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.
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 23:14:11 -0800
New York Jets QB Geno Smith is second in the NFL with 21 interceptions thrown, but he has the confidence of Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. The play caller noted that while it may not appear as though Smith has improved from afar, the rookie passer certainly has made progress. Mornhinweg gave Smith credit for his intelligence, athleticism, talent and instincts.
Fantasy Tip: It is believed Smith is auditioning for his own job in 2014, although it appears likely he will receive some form of competition. He has a long way to go before becoming a viable weekly fantasy starter, but a full offseason with the first-team offense and an improved cast of weapons could do wonders. Smith will need to make huge strides before he can be drafted in standard formats.
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:59:25 -0800
New York Jets QB Geno Smith said he expects to compete for the starting quarterback job during training camp next season with the other quarterbacks on the roster.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:29:08 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has a 57.2 completion percentage that ranks only ahead of New York Jets QB Geno Smith (55.4 percent), Houston Texans QB Case Keenum (54.3) and Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden (52.8). However, Kaepernick is not worried because of the team's 9-4 record. "We won, and that's all that matters," Kaepernick said following his team's win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Dec. 8.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 20:35:05 -0800
New York Jets QB Geno Smith delivered his best game in two months in the Week 14 game against the Oakland Raiders, throwing his first touchdown pass in seven games, and running for another while committing just one turnover.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 13:55:07 -0800
New York Jets WR Stephen Hill (knee) is questionable for Week 14. OG Willie Colon (calf), CB Antonio Cromartie (hip), DT Kenrick Ellis (back), WR Jeremy Kerley (elbow), C Nick Mangold (wrist), LB Garrett McIntyre (knee), CB Dee Milliner (wrist), WR Greg Salas (finger), QB Geno Smith (wrist), DE Muhammad Wilkerson (wrist) and TE Kellen Winslow (knee) are probable. Cromartie and Winslow were limited in practice Friday, Dec. 6, while the others practiced in full.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:25:37 -0800
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie (hip) and DE Muhammad Wilkerson (wrist) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 5. OG Willie Colon (calf), DT Kenrick Ellis (back), WR Stephen Hill (knee), WR Jeremy Kerley (elbow), C Nick Mangold (wrist), LB Garrett McIntyre (knee), CB Dee Milliner (wrist), WR Greg Salas (finger) and QB Geno Smith (wrist) practiced in full.
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:28:54 -0800
New York Jets QB Geno Smith (wrist) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 11:41:37 -0800
New York Jets QB Geno Smith will get the start in the team's Week 14 game against the Oakland Raiders.
Fantasy Tip: Smith has struggled the last few weeks but will get another chance to start Week 14. He should not be a starting option for owners this week because of his struggles as well as the team's inconsistent options at wide receiver.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 09:36:15 -0800
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan is not naming a starting quarterback between QBs Geno Smith and Matt Simms for Week 14. "It's safe to say that we'll put the guys in who we think give us the best chance to be successful," Ryan said. "That's the way it is and will be moving forward." Smith had just 29 first-half passing yards and an interception in Week 13 against the Miami Dolphins before being benched in favor of Simms. Simms threw for 50 yards and an interception in the second half.
Fantasy Tip: It would be wise to stay as far away from this situation as possible.
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 14:43:21 -0800
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.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:02:37 -0800
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said QB Geno Smith will be the starting quarterback Week 13.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:41:13 -0800
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.
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 13:51:23 -0800
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.
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 09:16:01 -0800
The New York Jets may look to add a quarterback in the offseason if QB Geno Smith does not have a drastic improvement during the last six games of the season.
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 13:41:48 -0800
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said the team will stick with QB Geno Smith as the starter in Week 12 against the Baltimore Ravens. "Without question, Geno's going to start this game," Ryan said. However, Ryan said he could give QB Matt Simms more first-team repetitions in practice this week.
Fantasy Tip: Smith has been wildly inconsistent in his rookie season, which wasn't unexpected. Smith should be nothing more than a crapshoot as a backup QB for fantasy purposes.
Sun, 17 Nov 2013 16:20:20 -0800
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."
Fantasy Tip: Smith has been especially terrible on the road, so if you normally depend on him in fantasy leagues, you'll want to take note of that. He has won just once in five road starts, and he has four touchdowns with nine interceptions away from home.
Sun, 17 Nov 2013 13:33:45 -0800
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said QB Geno Smith will be the starter next week. Smith was benched in the blowout in Week 11.
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 15:43:08 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith was lifted in the fourth quarter of the Week 8 game against the Cincinnati Bengals, as head coach Rex Ryan went with QB Matt Simms to finish up. The score of the game was rather lopsided, but Smith was also victimized for two interceptions for touchdowns.
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 09:43:31 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: We don't buy that Smith is still on a week-to-week basis as the team's starting QB. This is his team, and they'll sink or swim with him. He'll make for a frustrating play as a backup QB thanks to the learning curve that he'll be on in his rookie season.
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:24:12 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith completed 16 of his 20 pass attempts for 199 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 5 win against the Atlanta Falcons Monday, Oct. 7. He also ran three times for 21 yards.
Fantasy Tip: The most important thing was that Smith and the team did not turn the ball over. He made good decisions down the stretch, and he is emerging as a solid fantasy option in leagues which require two starting quarterbacks. He is also trending upward as a viable No. 2 option in standard formats.
Sat, 05 Oct 2013 16:11:41 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith (ankle) fully participated in practice Saturday, Oct. 5, and is listed as probable for Week 5.
Fri, 04 Oct 2013 17:30:22 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith (ankle) was able to practice without limitations Friday, Oct. 4.
Fantasy Tip: Smith appears to be healthy and in line to start Week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons. However, he is only worth fantasy consideration as a low-end QB2 in formats which require two starting signal callers.
Thu, 03 Oct 2013 14:40:37 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 3.
Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:33:27 -0700
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he is considering bringing back the color coded wristband in order to help QB Geno Smith reduce turnovers. The team used a similar approach with QB Mark Sanchez in 2009. The wrist band helps the quarterback determine how aggressive or conservative he should be with a play call. "Hey, whatever it takes," Ryan said, adding: "I've been thinking about it. There's a fine line between being aggressive and being smart with it as well."
Fantasy Tip: While the idea is to help Smith prevent turnovers, it is still tough to trust Smith for more than bye week fill in work at this point as he continues to go through rookie bumps and bruises.
Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:01:25 -0700
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he will stick with QB Geno Smith despite his rough start against the Tennessee Titans in Week 4. However, Ryan hinted that Smith needs to improve after turning the ball over a season-high four times against the Titans. Smith is tied for the league lead with 11 turnovers through four games. "You can't buy experience, but with that being said, we still have to do a much better job -- Geno, in particular -- of protecting the football at all costs," Ryan said, "You can't be nonchalant about it, you have to protect the ball." QBs Matt Simms and Brady Quinn are the other options, and Simms has zero NFL experience.
Fantasy Tip: We warned you that Smith would have his share of bumps and bruises in his rookie season. Turnovers are part of that equation. His upside is evident, though, and with the right matchups, he could be useful as a bye week filler at QB.
Mon, 30 Sep 2013 09:28:45 -0700
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said "it is not a thought at this point" to bench QB Geno Smith.
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:53:25 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 27, and is listed as probable for Week 4.
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:24:37 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 26.
Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:29:37 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 25.
Fantasy Tip: Nothing suggests that Smith will not be able to play, but he still does not have much fantasy value at this point.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 06:50:36 -0700
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.
Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:01:05 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith (ankle) practiced in full Friday, Sept. 20, and he is listed as probable for the Week 3 game against the Buffalo Bills.
Fantasy Tip: Smith is best treated as a low-end QB2 for the divisional game. The Buffalo pass defense is giving up 228 yards per game through the air, and they have recorded nine sacks to date.