Geno Smith RUMORS & NEWS

  • Todd Bowles: Geno Smith's our 'No. 1 guy right now'

    NFL.com "Jets owner Woody Johnson raised eyebrows on Monday when he told reporters at the NFL Annual Meeting that Geno Smith was "way ahead" of Marcus Mariota. We're still not exactly sure what Johnson meant. How is Geno ahead? NFL experience? Talent? Frequent flyer miles? Still, it was the latest..." March 24

  • Marcus Mariota? Jameis Winston? Geno Smith? Mike Mayock says Jets' quarterback decision not so simple

    Newark Star-Ledger "Draft night. The Jets have the No. 6 pick. They need a quarterback. Jameis Winston of Florida State, the only surefire first-round prospect on the board besides Oregon's Marcus Mariota, likely goes No. 1 to the Bucs. But after the next four teams—Titans, Jaguars, Raiders, Washington—make their..." February 17

  • Geno Smith not guaranteed to start, Jets will draft or sign QB competition

    Metro "The New York Jets have struggled to find an elite quarterback since Joe Namath's storied career four decades ago. There are now indications that Geno Smith, the latest from the hype machine, isn't being viewed as the team's long-term solution under center. A league source tells Metro that the..." February 04

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    Rich Cimini @RichCimini

    Geno Smith, speaking to reporters in NYC, has spoken to Todd Bowles by phone. Hasn't received a definitive answer on QB situation. #nyj

  • Geno Smith ‘killed us’ says former NY Jets quarterback coach who followed Rex Ryan to Buffalo Bills

    New York Daily News "The Jets’ season has been over for weeks, but Geno Smith took a hard sack Wednesday. David Lee, the former Jets quarterbacks coach who shuffled up to Buffalo with Rex Ryan, told the Bills’ website that Smith “killed us” last season and his play “cost us.” “Rex and I talked about it, he had..." January 24

  • Todd Bowles: Geno Smith was 'a great college quarterback'

    CBSSports.com "The New York Jets recently hired former Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles to be their new head coach. Bowles is the sixth straight defensive head coach hired by the Jets. Since Rich Kotite, the Jets have turned to Bill Parcells, Al Groh, Herman Edwards, Eric Mangini, Rex Ryan and..." January 21

  • ‘Pro Bowl-caliber’ Geno Smith bristles at Mariota, Winston talk

    New York Post "The giggles and the smirks you hear are responses to Geno Smith’s declaration that he has “shown flashes of being a Pro Bowl-caliber quarterback,” this season. A laugh out loud would be understandable as well. For now we’ll chalk that up to a bad choice of words considering the words “Pro Bowl”..." December 11

  • Jets left Geno Smith out of pregame introductions

    Pro Football Talk "Maybe the Jets gave everyone a hint that quarterback Geno Smith’s role in the offense would be diminished last night. When the team’s offense was introduced one player at a time before the loss to Miami, the one player who typically gets introduced last on offense wasn’t introduced at all. Yes,..." December 02

  • Why the Jets had to give Geno Smith a second chance

    New York Post "Geno Smith is back at starting quarterback for the Jets — and that’s a good thing. As long as he continues to take a long, hard look in the mirror. The Jets have nothing to lose with this decision, because even if they lose Monday night against the Dolphins at MetLife Stadium they win by..." November 27

  • Jets name Geno Smith starting quarterback

    Pro Football Talk "Geno Smith is back as the Jets’ starting quarterback. The Jets announced this morning that Smith, not Michael Vick, will start on Monday night against the Dolphins. Jets coach Rex Ryan met with both Smith and Vick this morning and informed them that he has made the switch. Vick had a..." November 26

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    Rich Cimini @RichCimini

    Rex Ryan is expected to stick with Michael Vick if he's healthy, per source. Was kicked in the calf last night. He downplayed injury. #nyj

  • Rex Ryan has no idea if Geno Smith or Michael Vick will start the Jets' next game

    Newark Star-Ledger "Not that either quarterback made a compelling case for the job, but Jets coach Rex Ryan said after Monday's 38-3 loss to the Bills that he isn't sure if Geno Smith or Michael Vick would start next Monday night at home against Miami. "We'll address that later," Ryan said. "I don't know yet...." November 25

  • Geno Smith: I’ll learn from benching

    New York Post "Geno Smith had taken about seven minutes of questions about how it felt to now be the Jets backup quarterback, whether he thought he would start again and if the team still believed in him when he had enough. “Can we talk about the Chiefs, the team we have to play?” Smith said. But no one..." October 30

  • John Idzik admits he doesn't know whether Jets' Geno Smith is a franchise quarterback

    Newark Star-Ledger "John Idzik's failed Cicero impression on Monday wasn't the only interview opportunity he granted a media outlet that day. SNY's Jeane Coakley also got Idzik, the Jets' general manager, for a one-on-one interview that will air in two parts, with the first coming Tuesday night at 6:30 and the..." October 29

  • Michael Vick replaces Geno Smith as Jets' starting QB for Sunday's game

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Jets are going with veteran Michael Vick as their starting quarterback for this Sunday’s game at Kansas City, coach Rex Ryan said Monday. Vick replaced second-year pro Geno Smith in last Sunday’s 43-23 loss to the Bills after Smith threw interceptions on three straight first-quarter..." October 28

  • Time has come for Geno Smith to turn over NY Jets quarterback job

    New York Daily News "The great Geno Smith Experiment unofficially came to an inglorious end during 10 forgettable minutes Sunday that reminded everyone that carelessness and brain locks are time-honored career killers for quarterbacks. Smith’s erratic march to the NFL trash heap has been sprinkled with tantalizing..." October 27

  • Geno Smith blames the media in conference call with Patriots reporters

    Newark Star-Ledger "Having a rough season, eh, Geno Smith? Smith, the Jets' quarterback, was asked during a conference call with Patriots reporters Monday how "topsy-turvy" his season seems to appear from afar. The Jets play at the Patriots Thursday night. What say Geno? "For me, it hasn’t been," Smith said,..." October 14

  • Michael Vick replaces Geno Smith

    ESPN New York "After a disastrous first half, the New York Jets finally made a change at quarterback, benching starter Geno Smith in favor of Michael Vick to start the second half against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium. Smith entered the game on the hot seat after two straight poor..." October 06

  • NY Jets’ Geno Smith misses meetings, then gets benched for Michael Vick

    New York Daily News "Geno Smith pulled two disappearing acts during a forgettable weekend capped by the Jets’ embarrassing 31-0 loss to the Chargers Sunday that has Rex Ryan’s team in freefall. A week after Smith’s profane message to a Jets fan got him fined $12,000, the second-year quarterback was brutal and..." October 06

  • Rex Ryan: This wasn't on Geno Smith

    ESPN.com "Despite a four-game losing streak, the New York Jets aren't ready to turn the season over to Michael Vick. A struggling Geno Smith was benched at halftime of the Jets' 31-0 loss to the San Diego Chargers Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium, but he will retain his starting job. Rex Ryan made it sound..." October 06

  • No need for Jets to panic and ditch Geno for Vick

    New York Post "This was back in January, before Michael Vick was a Jet, before seven turnovers in four games from Geno Smith and a few weeks after the 2013 Jets’ season ended with optimism. I asked a senior Jets’ official about what the team would do at quarterback. “We have no choice,” he said. “We have..." October 01

  • Jets QB Geno Smith may be running out of time as Michael Vick looms in background

    New York Daily News "When the crazies in green and white had been reduced to a whisper and filed out of MetLife Stadium on Monday night, the question in the back of just about all of their minds reflected the cold, harsh reality of life in the NFL: Is time running out for Geno Smith? For all the strides Rex Ryan &..." September 23

  • NY Jets quarterback Geno Smith may be poised for breakout season

    New York Daily News "If a breakout is coming for Geno Smith in year two, precedent indicates it should come early in the season. The Jets are hoping their young quarterback improves after his rough introduction a year ago, when he threw 21 interceptions compared to 12 touchdowns. Smith, drafted in the second round..." September 10

  • Rex gets ready to put Jets season in Geno Smith’s hands

    New York Post "A year ago, Rex Ryan was the coach preparing to start a rookie quarterback in his team’s season opener. Now the Jets coach is preparing to face one, and you can tell he likes this view much better. Ryan recalled what he was thinking last year when the Jets opened the season with Geno Smith..." September 04

  • Geno named starting QB ... for this week

    ESPN New York "Wide receiver David Nelson summed up the reality of the New York Jets' quarterback situation. "When the coaches say, 'First-group offense,' we know who's walking in the huddle," Nelson said Tuesday. "It's not something that needs to be said. He's the guy and we're moving forward." He, of..." August 20

  • Rex still won’t say it, but Geno will be the starter

    New York Post "The Jets’ first team took 21 snaps in 11-on-11 drills at Tuesday’s practice. Geno Smith was the quarterback for 19 of them. Smith will start Saturday night’s preseason game against the Bengals, just as he started last week’s game against the Colts. Over the last four practices, Smith has..." August 13

  • Vick on QB Smith: He will be '10 times better'

    ESPN New York "Two weeks into training camp, presumed New York Jets backup Michael Vick is keeping the pressure on Geno Smith, whom he expects to develop into one of the NFL's top young quarterbacks. "He's going to be great," Vick said Tuesday after practice. "He's going to be 10 times better than where he..." August 05

  • Who Says the Jets Are Geno Smith’s Team? His Teammates

    New York Times "A boisterous Jets fan spent most of his Thursday morning yelling at the players practicing in front of him. No one escaped his wrath, or his encouragement, especially not Geno Smith. “They say you’re the worst quarterback in the league!” the fan screamed at Smith, who was standing about 50..." July 25

  • Geno’s job to lose, but Vick lurks

    New York Post "Geno Smith wore the face of poise and optimism and the confidence of a man who knows the deck is being stacked in his favor in his quarterback duel with Michael Vick when he and the Jets reported for training camp Wednesday at SUNY Cortland. Here’s my advice for him anyway: Watch your back,..." July 24

  • Jets WR: Geno Smith is maturing, 'taking authority over the offense'

    Fox Sports "Has the Geno-coaster come to a stop? The New York Jets watched rookie quarterback Geno Smith struggle through the 2013 season, eventually finishing as the lowest-rated passer in the NFL. But things are changing, according to Jets wide receiver David Nelson. What's the difference between the..." July 17

  • ESPN.com poll ranks NY Jets QB Geno Smith as worst in the NFL

    New York Daily News "Geno Smith has finally won something in the NFL — the title of worst quarterback in the league. An ESPN.com poll released Monday had Gang Green’s second-year signal caller ranked 32nd of 32 NFL quarterbacks. The website asked 26 league insiders (eight general managers, two former GMs, four..." July 03

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    Seth Walder @SethWalderNYDN

    Mornhinweg says Geno will open training camp getting about 70-75% of reps with ones. #nyj

  • Jets quarterback Geno Smith expects 'big things' from the offense

    Newark Star-Ledger "It doesn't take much -- a running back with some tread worn off his tires, a wide receiver who might not play up to his pay check and a rookie tight end who is lost in the playbook -- and suddenly Jets quarterback Geno Smith starts talking crazy. He's not worried about learning the playbook,..." June 15

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    Manish Mehta @MMehtaNYDN

    Jets QB Geno Smith cancelled his charity event at PS 33 in Queens ("Principal of the Day") today. Reason given by event PR: Stomach flu #nyj

  • Vick, Ryan and Smith at odds on QB battle?

    New York Daily News "Rex Ryan reiterated Wednesday that the Jets have a quarterback competition, but Michael Vick is doubling down that there isn’t one. Clearly, not everyone is on the same page at One Jets Drive. “There is competition, there’s no doubt,” Ryan said. Vick, speaking a few minutes later, parried..." May 29

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    Manish Mehta @MMehtaNYDN

    Rex Ryan (via WFAN): "Geno Smith is going to be hard to beat out... He knows the offense forward and backwards." #nyj

  • Michael Vick, not Geno Smith, should be NY Jets starting quarterback, says Joe Namath

    New York Daily News "The Jets quarterback competition between Geno Smith and Michael Vick has yet to get underway, but the greatest Jet QB of them all already knows who he thinks should start. Joe Namath says Vick is the better option, with one caveat. “If Mike’s healthy I think he’s the better player at this..." May 14

  • Geno Smith has no doubt he’ll be Jets starter over Vick

    New York Post "There is no question in Geno Smith’s mind who the Jets starting quarterback will be. The second-year signal caller said Monday he expects to beat Michael Vick out in the team’s latest edition of a quarterback competition. Smith simply said, “Yes,” when asked if he still expects to be the team’s..." April 23

  • Phil Simms: Jets’ Geno better than any QB in this year’s draft

    New York Post "The Jets shouldn’t worry about drafting a quarterback because Phil Simms believes that the one they have – Geno Smith – would be the top quarterback on this year’s board. In picking apart the top QBs in the coming draft, such as Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel and..." February 28

  • Geno heads to Florida, works with QB guru

    ESPN New York "Geno Smith prepared for the NFL scouting combine by working out with quarterback guru Chris Weinke at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. A year later, Smith is taking the same approach to his offseason. The New York Jets' quarterback was seen Monday at IMG, working in a private session with..." February 18

  • Geno Smith: I’m not a troublemaker

    Pro Football Talk "Jets quarterback Geno Smith said Saturday that he expects to have competition for the starting job this offseason, something that coach Rex Ryan and General Manager John Idzik have both intimated since the end of the regular season by resisting offers to name Smith their starting quarterback for..." February 02

  • Rex Ryan says Geno Smith came 'a million miles' during his rookie season

    New York Daily News "Rex Ryan was singing Geno Smith’s praises one month after his quarterback’s up-and-down rookie season came to a close. “There are very few players that grew as much as Geno did,” Ryan said on the streets of Manhattan during a New ERA sponsored event on Friday. “He had to come a million miles…..." January 31

  • Virgin America apologizes to Geno Smith for 'misunderstanding'

    CBSSports.com "Jets quarterback Geno Smith didn't have a bom-bom-bom-bom-bom-bah-bomb experience on a recent flight from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale, getting escorted off the plane after a dispute. On Thursday Virgin America released a statement calling the incident a "misunderstanding" and said they..." January 24

  • Geno Smith exits plane after dispute

    ESPN New York "New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith boarded a Los Angeles-to-Fort Lauderdale, Fla., flight Friday afternoon for a trip home, but he never got off the ground. Smith was involved in a dispute with a male flight attendant over his headphones, left the plane and was questioned by airport police at..." January 18

  • Idzik on Geno Smith as 2014 starter: We don’t look too far into the future

    Pro Football Talk "Geno Smith closed his rookie season with a pair of good performances in wins over the Browns and Dolphins, but the Jets aren’t heading into the offseason with the quarterback question answered once and for all. At their season-ending press conference on Tuesday, coach Rex Ryan and General..." January 01

  • Jets players back Geno Smith

    ESPN New York "Eight months ago, Geno Smith was the face of the NFL draft -- a long face. Amid media reports that painted him as a diva, Smith -- projected as a top-10 pick -- tumbled out of the first round. That infamous slide, the quarterback said Monday, provided motivation for his rookie season with the..." December 30

  • Rex Ryan: Geno Smith has 'bright future'

    ESPN.com "Rex Ryan looks at Geno Smith and sees an improving player. Really, he does. "I've seen him improve in a lot of areas," the New York Jets coach said Wednesday. "Statistically, it doesn't jump off the chart, but I know he's getting better. ... I think the young man has a very bright future."..." December 18

  • Kerley may hold key to Geno's success

    ESPN New York "A month after a dislocated elbow sidelined Jeremy Kerley, the Jets wide receiver will return Sunday against the Raiders, making for a complete and healthy offense for the first time since Week 4. Jets coach Rex Ryan admits Kerley’s arrival, coupled with Santonio Holmes’ return to health after..." December 06

  • Geno Smith, Roc Nation Sports cleared by NFLPA

    ESPN New York "The reported $240 million deal Jay Z landed for free-agent second baseman Robinson Cano on Friday was just the first good news of the day for the rapper/agent. The NFLPA has determined that Jay Z's sports management company, Roc Nation Sports, followed the rules and legally recruited..." December 06

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    Rich Cimini @RichCimini

    Geno Smith said he was told by QB coach David Lee that he will start. #Jets

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