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Position
QB
 
Jersey
7
Name  Geno Smith
Born  10/10/1990
Height  6-3
Weight  218
College  West Virginia
8/23/2014 11:32:00 AM
Description: The Jets named Geno Smith the starting quarterback following the team's third preseason game Friday night against the Giants.
Insight: Smith has gone 23-of-33 (.697) for 268 yards, a touchdown and an interception this preseason and he was 9-of-14 for 137 yards and a touchdown Friday night. Smith's grasp on the starting job was never in jeopardy, especially because Michael Vick showed up to camp with a backup's mindset. Smith isn't a reliable fantasy option but his development is important to the fantasy value of Eric Decker.
 
7/31/2014 9:26:00 PM
Description: Jets quarterback Geno Smith took all 16 of the first-team reps Thursday, according to the New York Post.
Insight: Michael Vick was relegated to the second team. Smith had been getting about 75 percent of the first-team snaps previously and is the favorite to start in Week 1. Smith was very inconsistent as a rookie, racking up 17 or more fantasy points six times but seven fantasy points or less seven times.
 
Cold12/2/2013 3:03:00 PM
Description: Jets quarterback Geno Smith will get the start next week against Oakland. SOURCE: Rich Cimini, ESPN New York
Insight: It certainly can't be off his work Sunday against Miami. That performace was one of the worst we've seen this season (4-of-10, 29 yards, 1 INT) and got him replaced by Matt Simms at halftime. New York's struggling second round pick is making Jets fans miss Mark Sanchez.
 
Cold11/25/2013 6:29:00 PM
Description: New York QB Geno Smith will draw the start again in Week 13. SOURCE: Rich Cimini, ESPN New York
Insight: If the Jets had a capable backup, he'd be starting already. Smith has been a disaster over the last six weeks, producing just one touchdown pass and ten interceptions in that span. Despite Smith's poor play, the Jets still have a decent shot at making the playoffs. They're tied with Tennessee for the final wild card spot in the AFC.
 
11/17/2013 3:45:00 PM
Description: Jets quarterback Geno Smith was benched Sunday against the Bills after throwing three interceptions.
Insight: Smith completed 8-of-23 for 103 yards and also fumbled twice, losing one. He was replaced by Matt Simms, son of Phil and brother of Chris.
 
9/4/2013 10:33:00 AM
Description: The Geno Smith Era has officially begun in East Rutherford. The Jets have announced that he'll be the team's Week 1 starting quarterback.
Insight: He'll face the Buccaneers in the season opener. Tampa's defense struggled mightily last season but with newcomers Darrelle Revis and Dashon Goldson anchoring the secondary, this could be a difficult matchup for the former West Virginia Mountaineer. Smith finished the preseason with a 54.6 QB rating on 37 pass attempts.
 
8/22/2013 10:11:00 PM
Description: Jets rookie Geno Smith will have one last chance to prove himself Saturday against the Giants.
Insight: Smith missed last week's game against Jacksonville with a sprained ankle but he'll be the Jets' starter on Saturday. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News thinks Smith could win the starting job over Mark Sanchez if he plays well and doesn't commit any turnovers.
 
Cold8/14/2013 6:29:00 PM
Description: Jets coach Rex Ryan said quarterback Geno Smith was "brutal" in Wednesday's practice. SOURCE: Rich Cimini, ESPN New York
Insight: "That was Geno's worst day, obviously," Ryan said to reporters after practice. "We've seen guys have bad days, but this was a really bad day." Smith threw three interceptions on Wednesday, which Ryan remarked as "way too many." Ryan hinted that Smith's sprained ankle could be what's causing him to struggle. It's looking more and more like Mark Sanchez will win the Jets' starting quarterback job.
 
8/11/2013 3:55:00 PM
Description: New York quarterback Geno Smith was back at practice on Sunday. SOURCE: Rich Cimini, ESPN New York
Insight: Smith sprained his ankle Friday night against the Lions. He's neck and neck with Mark Sanchez in the Jets' starting quarterback battle.
 
8/10/2013 9:52:00 PM
Description: Jets rookie QB Geno Smith is not expected to miss much time with a mild ankle sprain, according to ESPN New York.
Insight: Smith, who is competing with incumbent Mark Sanchez for the starting job, suffered the injury during New York's preseason opener Friday. He went 6-of-7 for 47 yards in the game.
 
8/9/2013 10:47:00 PM
Description: Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith suffered an ankle injury during Friday night's preseason opener against the Lions.
Insight: He had been 6-for-7 with 47 yards passing before the injury. It looked pretty minor and we're guessing the Jets took him out just as a precaution. Meanwhile, Mark Sanchez, the other Jets quarterback, went 10-for-13 with a touchdown and a pick. This quarterback battle isn't close to being over yet.
 
7/31/2013 9:09:00 PM
Description: According to ESPN's Rich Cimini, Geno Smith has jumped out to an early lead in the Jets' starting quarterback competition.
Insight: This comes just days after NFL Network's Brian Baldinger said Smith's conditioning was "embarrassing." If Geno gets the job it won't be because he deserved it. It will be because Mark Sanchez deserved it less.
 
7/15/2013 12:58:00 PM
Description: Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith could still get on the field even if Mark Sanchez beats him out for the starting role, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York.
Insight: The thought is they could put in a read-option set for Smith, but the Jets tried that with Tim Tebow last year and it didn't work. Fantasy owners need Smith to win the job outright for him to have any fantasy value.
 
4/26/2013 8:29:00 PM
Description: The Jets snagged West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith with the seventh pick of the second round (39th overall).
Insight: ESPN's Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter suggested that this move could represent the end of the Mark Sanchez Era in New York. With Smith, Sanchez, David Garrard and Tim Tebow all on the Jets' roster, head coach Rex Ryan will have a big decision to make later this offseason. We're guessing the rookie Smith will be under center for New York's Week 1 matchup with Tampa Bay.