Geno Smith RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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' "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' "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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

  • Jets say QB competition is 'ongoing'

    New York Daily News "Geno Smith may be the Jets starting quarterback against Darrelle Revis and the Bucs but there is no guarantee he’ll be starting anything beyond that. The Jets unleashed their triple threat Wednesday -- Rex Ryan GM John Idzik and owner Woody Johnson -- and from every angle they made it clear that..." September 05

  • Jets announce Geno Smith to start opener

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets did what they had to do this week and what they probably needed to do all along. The team announced that rookie quarterback Geno Smith would start this week which was kind of obvious given the condition of Mark Sanchez’s shoulder — unless Brady Quinn was going to make a late run at the..." September 04

  • Report: Jets brass have agreed to turn page on Sanchez era

    New York Daily News "Rex Ryan's shotgun wedding with new boss John Idzik may end in divorce in a few months but the Jets' Odd Couple agrees that it's time to kick off the Geno Smith era. The Daily News has learned that Ryan Idzik and much of the team's key decision makers are on board with moving on from Mark..." August 31

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    From Total Access: I'm told if OC Marty Mornhinweg has a vote in the QB competition his vote is for Geno Smith… even if Sanchez is healthy

  • Smith putrid, but Sanchez’s injury might make him starter by attrition

    New York Post "It was supposed to be a quarterback competition but has turned into a quarterback by attrition. Geno Smith was given a chance last night to prove he is capable of being the Jets starting quarterback this season. Despite falling way short of doing that he could earn the job by default thanks to..." August 25

  • Jets need to decide — soon — whether Mark Sanchez or Geno Smith will be their starting QB

    New York Post "The Jets are playing with fire and are certain to get burned if they don’t name a quarterback soon after tomorrow night’s game against the Giants. Coach Rex Ryan and his offensive underlings are now leaving open the possibility the collective collaborative choice between Mark Sanchez and Geno..." August 23

  • Rex Ryan on Geno Smith: 'Excited to see him play' Saturday "Jets coach Rex Ryan has made it official: there's still a legitimate quarterback competition on his team. It was reported Wednesday that Smith who watched Mark Sanchez start the team's first two preseason games would have his opportunity to start Saturday vs. the Giants. Ryan confirmed that..." August 22

  • If Geno Smith can stay interception free Sat. he will secure Jets starting job

    New York Daily News "The Jets’ farcical quarterback competition will conclude Saturday night with rookie Geno Smith needing two turnover-free quarters to secure a job that many people in the organization want him to win. Although Rex Ryan hasn’t announced a starter for the third preseason game against the Giants..." August 21

  • Mark Sanchez likely to start Week 1 for the Jets

    New York Daily News "Geno Smith is on the verge of losing the Jets’ quarterback competition fair and square no matter how much general manager John Idzik tries to rig it. Rex Ryan was the loyal company man once again during a 10-minute conference call with reporters Thursday refusing to admit the obvious: Mark..." August 17

  • Mark Sanchez will start vs. Jaguars; Geno Smith may not play

    New York Post "The Jets quarterback competition continues to take interesting turns. The team announced this morning that Mark Sanchez will start Saturday's game against the Jaguars at MetLife Stadium. Originally it was believed rookie Geno Smith would start this game after Sanchez started the team's first..." August 15

  • Geno Smith missing Jaguars game is 'a possibility'

    New York Daily News "Geno’s Smith ankle injury abbreviated his first preseason performance and it may cancel his second. Rex Ryan was asked Wednesday if Smith could miss the team’s game against the Jaguars on Saturday because of the ankle and Ryan indicated that was an option. “Well I guess we’ll see how it goes”..." August 14

  • Backing Geno, Rex jabs at WVU

    New York Post "It doesn’t look as if Jets coach Rex Ryan will be invited to West Virginia University anytime soon. Ryan took a shot at the school after being asked about a report that quoted current Mountaineers football players and coaches saying the leadership was not good last year when Jets rookie Geno..." August 13

  • Geno Smith practices despite ankle "With his offensive coordinator barking "Don't limp don't limp" a gimpy Geno Smith took the majority of the practice reps Sunday despite an ankle injury -- perhaps an indication of how much the New York Jets want him to replace Mark Sanchez. The rookie quarterback who suffered a mild ankle..." August 12

  • Geno guts through practice

    New York Post "Geno Smith jogged across the practice field shortly before 10 yesterday morning. He had sprained his right ankle less than 48 hours prior but the Jets rookie quarterback refused to let that keep him off the field. “I felt it was important just to practice” Smith said. “You can’t miss a day of..." August 12

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    Rich Cimini @RichCimini

    Geno Smith says MRI of ankle came back clean. #Jets

  • No fracture for Jets rookie QB Smith

    SB Nation "New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith did not sustain a fractured ankle against the Lions on Friday he told reporters after the game. Smith went on to say he expects to play in the Jets' game against the Jacksonville Jaguars next week. Smith went down with an apparent ankle injury early in the..." August 10

  • Sanchez says he’s ‘earned the right’ to start on Friday

    New York Daily News "With neither quarterback distinguishing himself in camp great emphasis will be placed on preseason games as Mark Sanchez starts the opener on Friday in Detroit. “I think I earned the right to start this first game and we’ll see how it goes from there” Sanchez said. “I’ve got to keep playing..." August 08

  • Jets GM wants Geno Smith to beat out Sanchez

    New York Daily News "Geno Smith has passed his daily quizzes for two weeks playing flag football in training camp but the real exam comes Friday night when he trades in his red non-contact jersey for a green-and-white one. The Jets’ quarterback competition may have technically started months ago when Smith and..." August 08