Geno Smith RUMORS & NEWS

  • Teammates seeing more leadership from Geno Smith "Jets strong safety Calvin Pryor has recently noticed a welcomed change in quarterback Geno Smith. Pryor said Smith is doing a better job of reaching out to, and engaging with, his teammates around the team's facility. This might seem like a small thing, compared to how a quarterback..." May 28

  • Geno Smith focused on himself, not Ryan Fitzpatrick

    ESPN New York "New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith, elevated to the starting role during Ryan Fitzpatrick's contract impasse, said Wednesday he's trying to embrace the opportunity -- albeit one that could be short-lived. "Every player in the NFL, I think, deserves a fair opportunity," Smith said after..." May 25

  • Jets GM 'excited to see what Geno (Smith) can do' as starter

    The Score "The New York Jets don't sound nearly as concerned about their starting quarterback situation as many fans and members of the media. The team still hasn't re-signed 2015 starter Ryan Fitzpatrick, leaving Geno Smith atop the depth chart and developmental options Christian Hackenberg (a 2016..." May 03

  • Willie Colon: If Jets don't re-sign Fitzpatrick, Geno Smith should start "The Jets are facing the real possibility that Ryan Fitzpatrick will play quarterback elsewhere in 2016 after one of the greatest single seasons at the position in Jets history. So who would players inside the locker room prefer if Fitzpatrick ended up in, say, Denver? "I think Geno has been..." March 20

  • What does Jets' Mike Maccagnan think about starting Geno Smith in 2016?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan made it obvious during a conference call Friday with reporters that re-signing Ryan Fitzpatrick is the team's preferable option at the quarterback position. But what if Fitzpatrick signs elsewhere? How would Maccagnan feel about perhaps starting Geno Smith?..." March 19

  • Why Geno Smith should be nervous after Jets GM’s endorsement

    New York Post "The top question as the Jets enter this offseason centers around the same position it usually does: quarterback. But, unlike most years with the Jets, it appears the team has a solid answer to the question. It is just a matter of re-signing Ryan Fitzpatrick, who is scheduled to become a free..." January 15

  • Jets' Geno Smith optimistic he can still be starting QB in NFL

    New York Daily News "Geno Smith wants to be a starter again. But whether his next opportunity comes with the Jets or elsewhere remains to be seen. The third-year QB — who was sidelined when IK Enemkpali punched him during training camp — spent the season on the bench, aside from relief duty in one game when Ryan..." January 05

  • Enemkpali reflects on ‘jaw-dropping’ event that took him from Jets to Bills in 24 hours

    Buffalo News "You punch your quarterback and break his jaw in two places. Suddenly, you’re at the center of a national story. Before you can even grasp the magnitude of the situation, you’re out the door. And before you can come to grips with that, you’re on another team. Welcome to that fateful 24-hour..." December 31

  • Bowles: I'm fine with Geno Smith starting at Texans "Jets coach Todd Bowles is just fine rolling with Geno Smith. This became a possibility after starter Ryan Fitzpatrick injured his non-throwing hand against the Raiders and underwent surgery on Friday. He did not practice on Monday, opting to rest the torn ligament for another day. If he..." November 17

  • Geno Smith denies he owed IK Enemkpali money

    Newsday "No one was surprised, least of all Geno Smith. The Jets quarterback said Tuesday he wasn't fazed by Rex Ryan's decision to make IK Enemkpali, the former teammate who broke Smith's jaw during training camp, a captain for Thursday night's Bills-Jets game. "I don't know why you guys are..." November 11

  • Rex Ryan defends IK Enemkpali captain pick

    Rochester Democrat and Chronicle "For some reason, which Rex Ryan can’t quite figure out, a bee’s nest has been stirred up over his announcement on Monday that defensive end I.K. Enemkpali would serve as a captain Thursday night when the Bills meet the New York Jets at the Meadowlands. “There’s so much made about the captain..." November 11

  • Geno Smith confident he'll be a starter again

    Newsday "Geno Smith no longer is an NFL starting quarterback, but he doesn't believe his window with the Jets is closing. "I'm 24 years old,'' he said Thursday. "So whoever wants to say that, they can say that. But I know that I have a lot of football left in me and I will get a chance . . . if it..." September 25

  • Geno Smith nears return to Jets, 'could be' active for Week 3

    Sporting News "Jets quarterback Geno Smith is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a broken jaw, the result of a punch to the face thrown by a former teammate. Smith on Wednesday was cleared by doctors and participated in his first full practice since the injury. Coach Todd Bowles said Smith "could be"..." September 24

  • Jets' Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain starter when Geno Smith returns

    CBS Sports "When Geno Smith returns from his broken jaw, his starting job won't be waiting for him. On Tuesday, Jets head coach Todd Bowles announced that Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain the team's starting quarterback, even after Smith is fully recovered from his injury that was suffered when IK Enemkpali..." September 22

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    Kimberley A. Martin @KMart_LI

    No chance Geno Smith is the No. 2 on MNF, Todd Bowles said. His recovery timetable hasn't changed #jets

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    Manish Mehta @MMehtaNYDN

    Todd Bowles says it still looks like Geno Smith will miss about 4 games. #nyj

  • Bart Scott: Geno Smith should have used ATM in Jets players' lounge

    New York Post "Bart Scott thinks Geno Smith should have just paid IK Enemkapli his money and maybe Smith would still be on the field. While saying he doesn’t condone Enemkpali punching Smith and breaking his jaw, Scott said he does think Smith screwed up. “I can understand how that situation can escalate,..." August 26

  • How Jets almost dumped Geno Smith for Kirk Cousins

    New York Daily News "Geno Smith didn’t know it at the time, but his future with the Jets hung in the balance on that Tuesday afternoon seven months ago. It was just before 4 o’clock on Jan. 13, a watershed moment for a franchise looking for new leadership. An exhaustive two-week head coaching search had reached..." August 21

  • Report: Geno Smith not filing charges against IK Enemkpali

    Sportsnaut "Though he has every right to do so, Geno Smith reportedly will not file charges against former New York Jets teammate after IK Enemkpali broke his jaw in a locker-room dispute. This report comes by way of Kristian Dyer of Metro: “The source indicated to Metro that Smith is unlikely to pursue..." August 21

  • Jets G.M.: Geno Smith could miss 4 regular season games, but not 8

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets might not be crazy about Geno Smith’s shirtless throwing session two days after surgery to repair his broken jaw. But they apparently feel pretty good about the timetable for his return. According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Jets General Manager Mike McCagnan said..." August 18

  • ‘Geno Smith did nothing wrong,’ says Jets veteran WR Brandon Marshall

    New York Daily News "Less than a week after Geno Smith was cold-cocked by a teammate in the Jets locker room over an unpaid debt, veteran Brandon Marshall supported the young quarterback. Marshall declined to wax poetic about Smith to reporters when given the chance after the Jets’ preseason opener against the Lions,..." August 17

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    Rich Cimini @RichCimini

    Todd Bowles not happy that Geno Smith was working out on his own so soon after surgery. Says they "dealt with it internally." #nyj

  • Geno Smith feeling ‘great’ post sucker-punch surgery

    New York Post "Maybe the doctors who operated on Geno Smith’s broken jaw also fixed his arm. The Post spotted the Jets quarterback completing every pass Saturday during a game of catch with a buddy just two days after he underwent surgery to fix his jaw, which was busted by a teammate in a locker-room..." August 16

  • Jets QB Geno Smith undergoes surgery for broken jaw

    New York Daily News "Geno Smith had jaw surgery Thursday, two days after the QB was clocked in the face by IK Enemkpali, the Daily News first reported. The Jets QB was expected to remain in the hospital overnight. Smith had plates and screws inserted and did not have his jaw wired shut. The Jets QB is expected to..." August 14

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    Rich Cimini @RichCimini

    Geno Smith had jaw surgery today. Will remain overnight in hospital. Plates and screws inserted. Jaw won't have to be wired shut, per Jets.

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    Josina Anderson @JosinaAnderson

    Source: After consulting a 2nd medical opinion, I'm told #Jets QB Geno Smith has elected to go forth with surgery on his broken jaw.

  • Report: Rex Ryan once mused about trading for Geno Smith

    Pro Football Talk "On Wednesday, the Bills landed the guy who broke Geno Smith’s jaw. If Bills coach Rex Ryan had his way, it’s possible that the Bills previously would have landed the guy whose jaw is now broken. Buried in an article from Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News regarding Buffalo’s decision to..." August 13

  • Geno Smith 'deserved' locker room punch from IK Enemkpali: source

    New York Daily News "Geno Smith might not be an innocent victim after all. Although Todd Bowles made it clear that he doesn’t think his starting quarterback should have been punched by teammate IK Enemkpali, eyewitness accounts disagree. Smith “was up in (Enemkpali’s) face and pointed/touched his face,”..." August 13

  • Jets QB Geno Smith ‘smug’ when dealing with IK Enemkpali, says Ex-NFL safety Ryan Clark

    New York Daily News "Former NFL safety Ryan Clark maintained that Jets quarterback Geno Smith was “smug” when dealing with former Jets linebacker IK Enemkpali about the issue of $600 that was owed him by Smith before Enemkpali broke Smith’s jaw Tuesday. “It became about the fact that Geno wasn’t necessarily..." August 12

  • Report: Geno Smith was being ‘smug,’ did not get sucker-punched

    Larry Brown Sports "There is virtually no way to justify Geno Smith having his jaw shattered by a teammate over a minor monetary dispute, but plenty of people believe the New York Jets quarterback was hardly an innocent bystander. On Wednesday morning, ESPN insider and former NFL safety Ryan Clark appeared on..." August 12

  • IK Enemkpali broke Geno Smith's jaw over a $600 plane ticket

    SB Nation "IK Enemkpali and Geno Smith got into an altercation that resulted in Smith suffering a broken jaw and Enemkpali being released by the Jets on Tuesday. The dispute that led to all of that was about $600 Enemkpali said Smith owed him, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. According to the report,..." August 12

  • Darrelle Revis: Geno Smith also responsible for fight

    New York Post "Geno Smith wasn’t the only Jet caught off guard by IK Enemkpali’s sucker punch. While Darrelle Revis described Tuesday morning’s incident as “shocking and devastating,” veteran center Nick Mangold struggled like so many outsiders, trying to figure out how his own teammate put their quarterback..." August 12

  • Report: Fight involving Geno Smith and teammate was over money

    The Score "New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith's altercation with teammate Ikemefuna Enemkpali was over money, according to Albert Breer of NFL Network. Rumors have swirled over what caused the altercation, but Breer reports that Smith simply owed Enemkpali money and there was no card game involved in..." August 12

  • Report: Geno Smith no-showed IK Enemkpali’s charity event

    Larry Brown Sports "Former New York Jets linebacker IK Enemkpali reportedly punched Geno Smith in the face over Smith skipping a charity event. According to TMZ, Enemkpali organized a youth football camp in Texas last month and invited Smith to attend. Smith had apparently agreed to be a part of the event, because..." August 12

  • Cris Carter blames Geno Smith's 'lack of leadership' for getting punched

    CBS Sports "The second Todd Bowles stepped to the podium and announced Geno Smith would miss 6-10 weeks because of a broken jaw sustained by a teammate sucker punching him in the locker room, it was time to prepare the hot take cannon. It's what happens when a polarizing player on a polarizing team is..." August 11

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    Dan Leberfeld @jetswhispers

    Ian Rapoport says Geno put his finger in the face of IK during an argument that wasn’t getting diffused and the punch followed.

  • Geno Smith will miss 6-10 weeks after 'sucker punch' "Starting quarterback Geno Smith will miss six to 10 weeks with a broken jaw after getting "sucker-punched" in the locker room, New York Jets coach Todd Bowles announced Tuesday. Smith was punched by linebacker IK Enemkpali, who has been released by the team. Around the NFL will have more on..." August 11

  • MetLife Stadium fans boo quarterback Geno Smith at Jets scrimmage

    ESPN New York "It has been an interception-free training camp for New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith, but that didn't stop the small home crowd at MetLife Stadium from booing him Saturday night after a couple of hiccups in a practice under the lights. Smith, not a fan favorite after two inconsistent..." August 09

  • Geno Smith “laughed” at poll calling him worst QB in league

    New York Post "Jets quarterback Geno Smith did not appreciate an ESPN poll of league executives and coaches that ranked him dead last among projected starting NFL quarterbacks. The poll had Smith at No. 32 for the second straight year. “I laugh at that. I laugh at it. It’s hilarious,” Smith said. Smith..." July 30

  • Jets QB Geno Smith: 'I don't feel any pressure' "The New York Jets starting quarterback gig is Geno Smith's to lose, but the third-year signal-caller isn't fretting about the expectations. "I don't feel any pressure," he said this week at his local youth football camp, via the team's official website. "The key thing is that going into..." July 05

  • One way Geno Smith is proudly copying Mark Sanchez

    New York Post "The budding relationship with his new stud receiver will continue to blossom — in Chicago. Call it Geno’s Midwest. Jets quarterback Geno Smith confirmed Wednesday he will gather Brandon Marshall and most of the other receivers, tight ends and running backs for passing workouts in the next two..." July 02

  • Joe Klecko rips Geno Smith, says Jets' defense can be 'No. 1 in the league'

    Newark Star-Ledger "Joe Klecko, one of the greatest Jets to ever wear the green and white, is pretty excited about the team's defense this year. But his take on quarterback Geno Smith and outside linebacker Quinton Coples? Not so much. First, Klecko's opinion of the defense, which he likes—a lot. "I ain't..." June 30

  • Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick staying prepared to play as Geno Smith’s backup

    New York Daily News "Ryan Fitzpatrick knows the deal - and he isn’t whining about it. Though Chan Gailey and Todd Bowles have described the quarterback situation in different ways, this much is apparent: Geno Smith is the Jets’ starting QB, and Ryan Fitzpatrick is the backup. Whether Fitzpatrick has no chance or a..." June 04

  • Brandon Marshall and Geno Smith are living together

    Larry Brown Sports "Brandon Marshall and Geno Smith are so determined to build chemistry as teammates with the New York Jets that they have decided to move in together. According to Brian Costello of the New York Post, Marshall moved into Smith’s New Jersey home about a month ago. The two have a close relationship..." May 28

  • Todd Bowles: Jets QB job is open competition, Geno Smith's job to lose

    CBS Sports "Chan Gailey says Geno Smith is the Jets' starting quarterback. Head coach Todd Bowles would like to clarify his offensive coordinator's remarks. Yes, Smith is the quarterback for the first team during training camp. Ryan Fitzpatrick is the second team's quarterback. Matt Simms will work with..." May 28

  • Jets Got It Wrong Naming Geno Smith Starter

    Gang Green Nation "think the Jets made a mistake naming Geno Smith the team's starting quarterback. It isn't that Geno should have been left definitively out of the running for the job. There just should be a competition for the Jets. The Jets have players with established track records as quality starters...." May 21

  • Jets OC Gailey: Geno Smith 'probably' Week 1 starter at QB

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey said there would not be a quarterback competition during training camp and that incumbent QB Geno Smith would "probably" be the team's starter during Week 1 of the regular season, per the Daily News. Smith, who threw for 2,525 yards, 13 touchdowns with 13..." May 20

  • NFL draft QBs be damned, Geno Smith still believes Jets are his team

    New York Daily News "The Jets are eyeing other quarterbacks and Geno Smith knows it. How could he not? Gang Green, which owns the sixth pick of the NFL draft, which kicks off on Thursday night, has done its homework on the top-tier quarterbacks, especially Marcus Mariota, with whom the Jets had a private workout..." April 30

  • Jon Gruden makes the case for Geno Smith: ‘I see progress’

    New York Post "Jon Gruden does not think the Jets need to land a quarterback in next week’s draft. Gruden, the former Buccaneers and Raiders coach, believes Geno Smith is getting better and the Jets should stick with the third-year quarterback. “As painful as it is for some Jets fans, I see some progress,”..." April 22

  • Reports: Jets looking to replace Geno Smith

    Sporting News "Geno Smith's time in New York may be running out. The Jets are looking to replace the quarterback whom they selected in the second round of the 2013 draft, according to multiple reports. General manager Mike Maccagnan "hasn't ruled out" trading for a quarterback in this year's draft, ESPN..." April 14

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