Geno Smith RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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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    Rich Cimini @RichCimini

    Geno Smith's QBR was 1.6, per @ESPNStatsInfo. He becomes first QB in history of QBR stat (since 2006) to have four sub-5.0s in 1 season.

  • Jets bench Geno Smith, insert Matt Simms to start 2nd half

    CBSSports.com "In the past two games, Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith has been horrendous, piling up passer ratings of 10.1 two weeks ago and 22.3 in Week 12. After the Jets accumulated two first downs, 39 total yards and zero points in the first half vs. the Dolphins -- with a passer rating of 8.3 (!) -- the..." December 01

  • As usual, Jets quarterback situation is a mess

    New York Post "The Jets organization might hold the record for most seasons with a complete mess at quarterback. Add 2013 to the list. For the third consecutive year and more years than we can even count in the last three decades, the quarterback situation is in complete disarray. Geno Smith can’t stop..." November 27

  • NY Jets need to surround Geno Smith with better weapons

    New York Daily News "The elephant in the room is as big as a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Geno Smith may be absorbing the verbal body blows from Monday morning quarterbacks in the wake of another statistically subpar performance, but his supporting cast would probably get bounced in the preliminary..." November 26

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    Rich Cimini @RichCimini

    Asked if any consideration to start Simms, Rex Ryan dances around the question. Oh, boy, did he avoid that one. #Jets

  • Jets sticking with Geno Smith in Week 13

    Pro Football Talk "After they lost 19-3 in Baltimore on Sunday, Jets coach Rex Ryan said he needed to watch film before naming the team’s starting quarterback for Week 13. Ryan didn’t build much suspense during his Monday meeting with the media before announcing that Geno Smith will remain in the starting job...." November 25

  • Rex Ryan needs to watch tape before deciding on starting quarterback

    Pro Football Talk "Geno Smith never got pulled during Sunday’s 19-3 loss to the Ravens, but he may have played poorly enough to get himself pulled for next week’s game against the Dolphins. During his press conference on Sunday afternoon, Jets coach Rex Ryan wouldn’t name Smith his starter for the matchup with..." November 24

  • Geno leans on advice from Simms — Phil and Matt

    New York Post "This took place in the darkness of the quarterbacks meeting room on Monday, the day after the Jets’ blowout loss in Buffalo, where Geno Smith endured his worst game as a pro, giving the ball away to the Bills four times and was as much a reason as any the Jets lost the game. Smith’s backup,..." November 21

  • Jets lose because of QB, not D&B

    ESPN.com "There's no truth to the rumor that Geno Smith was so bad at skee ball that he was replaced by Matt Simms. Now, seriously: The New York Jets weren't blown out Sunday by the Buffalo Bills because they spent a couple of hours Saturday afternoon at a Dave & Buster's in a Buffalo suburb -- a team..." November 18

  • Geno Smith’s anti-fumble drills working

    New York Post "The Jets added something to rookie quarterback Geno Smith’s practice regimen four weeks ago after he fumbled twice against the Titans — ball security drills designed for running backs. “It’s kind of dreadful,” Smith said this week, “but I know it makes us better and it makes me better as a..." October 27

  • Geno Smith, DeSean Jackson earn Players of the Week

    NFL.com "Geno Smith's Monday night performance not only won over critics and headline writers it also earned him the AFC Offensive Player of the Week award for Week 5. Smith completed 16 of 20 passes for 199 yards and three touchdowns but it was his poise down the stretch leading the New York Jets to a..." October 09

  • Rookie or not, Geno’s errors unacceptable

    New York Post "Thirty paces down the hallway 30 yards clear of a soundly beaten football team a friendly face approached the man typing furiously into his smart phone a brace bracketing his right shoulder and a thin smile creasing his face. “You have to be happy you weren’t in the line of fire” he was..." September 30

  • Geno Smith still the Jets starting QB ... for now

    CBSSports.com "Up until Sunday rookie Jets quarterback Geno Smith had performed admirably this season. Sure he had made too many mistakes turned the ball over too many times. But he also had played better than many would have expected while leading New York to a surprising 2-1 record. And then came the Titans..." September 30

  • Old friends Geno, EJ set for battle

    New York Post "Jets coach Rex Ryan was asked Wednesday about any lessons he may have learned about managing a rookie quarterback now that he is going through it for a second time as a head coach. “Yeah play great defense” Ryan joked. This week that will have to apply to both teams in the Jets-Bills..." September 19

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Within Jets organization QB Matt Simms has some real support to play. Should Geno Smith struggle worth watching.

  • Geno only has task of leading NY Jets to win over Patriots in Foxborough

    New York Daily News "Tom Brady would have eventually beaten out Drew Bledsoe but the Jets expedited his ascension to the Patriots’ starting quarterback job when Mo Lewis hammered Bledsoe late in the second game of the 2001 season. The Jets have been paying for it ever since. Although they’ve been chasing Brady for..." September 12

  • Bucs' Lavonte David fined $7,800 for late hit on Geno Smith

    CBSSports.com "Buccaneers LB Lavonte David an emerging player in the league who seems primed for a breakout season not only suffered through the aftermath of his late-hit on Jets QB Geno Smith but also got fined for his actions according to a league source. David's unnecessary roughness penalty set up the..." September 12

  • Geno’s clutch opener means QB competition is over

    New York Post "They entered simultaneously; Geno Smith from one sideline Darrelle Revis from the other. Cheers for the new Jets quarterback jeers for the old Jets cornerback. Cheers every time Geno Smith showed them the future jeers every time Revis reminded them of the past on his treacherous island. And..." September 09

  • Geno Smith shows that Rex Ryan firing might not be a sure thing

    CBSSports.com "We all knew this entering the season: Rex Ryan would be fired in just four short months. He had been lucky to keep his job in the offseason when former general manager Mike Tannenbaum had not. But he was unlucky because new GM John Idzik seemed intent on taking over the decision-making for Ryan..." September 08

  • Rex: Offense is Geno Smith's now

    ESPN.com "The New York Jets are confident Geno Smith has a firm grasp of the team's offense heading into his pro debut Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at MetLife Stadium. "This is his offense now" Jets coach Rex Ryan said Thursday. The Jets named Smith their starter Wednesday after he won the..." September 05