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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:03:10 -0700
New York Jets WR David Nelson said his teammates believe this is QB Geno Smith's team and that QB Michael Vick is seen as the backup. "For all of us, it's Geno's team," Nelson said. "And from what we've been told and what we've been working toward, it's Geno's team, and Mike's coming in to kind of (fill) a supporting role. If anything happens to Geno, we have a proven starter and a proven winner backing him up. That's the direction we're moving."
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:29:11 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith said he likes the team's chances to make it to the Super Bowl this upcoming season.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:40:05 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith will receive 70 to 75 percent of first-team repetitions in training camp, according to offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.
Fantasy Tip: Smith's fantasy value is limited to a low-end QB2, while Michael Vick is best left to the waiver wire.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:29:15 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith is having an outstanding offseason and is quite different in comparison to last season with 16 games under his belt, according to offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.
Fantasy Tip: The optimism from Mornhinweg is encouraging, but Smith remains undraftable as anything more than a low-end QB2 in standard formats.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:05:05 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith "is a tremendously improved player right now," quarterbacks coach David Lee recently said.
Fantasy Tip: That's great and all, but he's still not exactly a reliable fantasy quarterback. It's best to draft him as a backup or quarterback-by-committee option.
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:35:46 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith and WR Eric Decker appear to be developing some nice chemistry in the first day of mandatory minicamp Tuesday, June 17.
Fantasy Tip: It's way early in offseason workouts, but it's a good sign that Smith and Decker are on the same page already. Decker will be the Jets' go-to receiver this year. The maturation of Smith will directly influence how productive Decker can be this year.
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:39:11 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith was decisive in organized team activitiy practices. Smith was also more assertive and demonstrated more vocal leadership. Smith cut down on the turnovers and sacks as well.
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:29:35 -0700
New York Jets QB Michael Vick still considers himself a starting quarterback in the NFL, despite the fact that he's playing second fiddle to QB Geno Smith during organized team activities. "(Geno) knows I'm going to push him to the limit, and I want him to push me," Vick said. "There's going to be times where he's gonna have to pick me up, where I'm gonna have to pick him up. I'm always gonna be there for him, always gonna help him out, and I think he's done a great job."
Fantasy Tip: Unless something drastic changes during training camp, Smith will be the team's starter at QB entering Week 1. That could change once the season starts, but until then, Vick should be left to the waiver wire.
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:05:36 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith said he believes in competition, and will compete every day. "I'm looking forward to working with Mike," Smith said. "When I was with Mark Sanchez, we did a good job of doing the same thing we competed hard. That's what we do around here. We're going to compete on a daily basis, all of us, Matt Simms, Taj Boyd, every guy on this team is competing. It's a good sign for this team because it makes us get better day to day."
Fri, 30 May 2014 17:33:59 -0700
New York Jets QB Tajh Boyd said he believes QB Geno Smith is the leading candidate for the starting quarterback job at this point. "Geno has been pretty much ... he's been the offense," Boyd said. "You know, right now, it's his team. But, I mean, at the end of the day, you want to go out there and do everything that's possible to win."
Thu, 29 May 2014 13:49:23 -0700
New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said there is "competition" between QBs Geno Smith and Michael Vick. "It may not be quite like the competition we had last year, where everything was 50-50," said Mornhinweg, alluding to the open competition between Smith and QB Mark Sanchez. "Mike has all that experienced banked. We're trying to continue the progress with Geno and then have Mike ready to go. It's just that simple, and Mike knows exactly what expectations and roles he has." Mornhinweg said earlier this offseason that Smith will receive more practice repetitions than Vick.
Fantasy Tip: Essentially, Mornhinweg is agreeing with Vick's statement last week that the team expects Smith to be the starting QB in Week 1. Vick will fill in if there is an injury or if Smith fails to impress early in the season. Consider Smith to be a very shaky QB2.
Wed, 28 May 2014 10:28:26 -0700
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said the quarterback competition between QBs Geno Smith and Michael Vick is still open even though Vick believes Smith will be the starting quarterback.
Thu, 22 May 2014 15:21:41 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith is working out in Florida with Jets WRs Jeremy Kerley, Jacoby Ford, Stephen Hill and Greg Salas.
Fantasy Tip: Well, it can't hurt Smith's fantasy value. None of the receivers involved are necessarily fantasy targets, but Hill and Kerley could emerge as waiver wire additions. Will Smith improve enough to win the job and the hearts of fantasy owners? "Doubtful" seems like a kind response.
Thu, 22 May 2014 10:36:28 -0700
New York Jets QB Michael Vick said that even though he and QB Geno Smith are not in an open competition, they are both competing every day.
Thu, 22 May 2014 09:13:55 -0700
New York Jets QB Michael Vick doesn't think there is an open competition at quarterback and thinks QB Geno Smith is the starter.
Thu, 15 May 2014 11:25:24 -0700
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said it will be tough for anyone to beat out QB Geno Smith for the team's starting quarterback job.
Sun, 04 May 2014 15:58:52 -0700
New York Jets QB Michael Vick said QB Geno Smith will be the team's starting quarterback this upcoming season. "Ultimately our goal is to try to help Geno become the best quarterback that he can be. Myself and [QB Matt Simms] are all trying to put him in a position where he can get better from year one to year two," Vick said.
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 11:02:49 -0700
New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said that QB Geno Smith will get the first-team reps at the start of training camp.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:33:11 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith said he believes he will be the starting quarterback this upcoming season even though the team added QB Michael Vick this offseason. He said he believes his play will improve with another year in the offense. Smith believes he will be able to learn from Vick because Vick has experience.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:08:30 -0700
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson said the team told him QBs Michael Vick and Geno Smith will compete for the starting quarterback job during offseason workouts and training camp.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:51:16 -0700
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan indicated that QB Geno Smith will enter offseason practices in the early lead in the quarterback competition between QB Michael Vick, and Smith will work with the first team when practices start next month. However, Ryan isn't ruling out Vick as the Week 1 starter when the season comes. "It's going to be really interesting to watch that competition unfold. I've said this before -- Geno Smith is going to be hard to beat out," Ryan said. Ryan also said the team may have personnel packages that include both quarterbacks.
Fantasy Tip: With the Jets, there's no telling who will win the job here until much further down the road. Ryan has some loyalty toward Smith, but Vick has the experience in the league and can be more productive if he stays healthy. Either way, it's probably unlikely that you'll want to take the chance on either QB with a QB2 spot on your roster.
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:33:07 -0700
The New York Jets will sign free-agent QB Michael Vick (Eagles) to an undisclosed deal, according to team and league sources.
Fantasy Tip: Vick will be given every chance in training camp to beat out Geno Smith as the team's starter. Vick, if he can stay healthy, remains intriguing, but only as a flier for a backup fantasy QB. There's no guarantee he even wins the job, though, and New York's weapons on offense are much less explosive and dynamic than what Vick was working with when he started in Philly.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:03:50 -0700
If the New York Jets sign free-agent QB Michael Vick (Eagles), the team plans for him to compete for the starting quarterback job with QB Geno Smith, according to a team source. Vick has history with offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg from their time with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Fantasy Tip: Vick is more experienced, albeit injury-prone, but if he is signed and wins the starting job, he'd be a flier as a fantasy backup. Smith's inconsistencies in his rookie season won't drastically improve if he's the starter just because Eric Decker is in town. Consider Smith undraftable in standard leagues if he opens Week 1 as the starter.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:20:12 -0700
The New York Jets preference is for QB Geno Smith to be the team's Week 1 starter. If the team signs QB free-agent QB Michael Vick (Eagles), it would be for camp competition and insurance if Smith struggles or gets hurt.
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 10:13:15 -0800
CBS NFL analyst Phil Simms thinks that New York Jets QB Geno Smith would be the top quarterback taken in the 2014 draft if he was part of the process this year. "I think if Geno Smith was in this draft class he would be the number one guy, without question," Simms said.
Sun, 23 Feb 2014 06:16:50 -0800
The New York Jets have interest in Chicago Bears impending free agent QB Josh McCown should he hit free agency. The Jets are looking for a backup in case QB Geno Smith regresses.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:24:11 -0800
New York Jets general manager John Idzik refused to say that Geno Smith will enter the offseason as the team's starting quarterback.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:18:33 -0800
New York Jets general manager John Idzik said the team would not be opposed to having another quarterback competition this summer between QB Geno Smith and QB Mark Sanchez.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:01:57 -0800
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said QB Geno Smith is "heading in the right direction."
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:16:08 -0800
New York Jets QB Geno Smith is working out with quarterback guru Chris Weinke at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Weinke is also working with University of Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater.
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:10:29 -0800
ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. thinks the New York Jets desperately need to draft some quarterback insurance for QB Geno Smith this year. However, Kiper believes New York should look to select a quarterback later in the draft, with Easter Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppolo, Louisiana State QB Zach Mettenberger, Georgia QB Aaron Murray and San Jose State QB David Fales as options.
Sun, 02 Feb 2014 07:13:31 -0800
New York Jets general manager John Idzik has spoken recently with QB Geno Smith after off season incidents. "We've talked a lot about when you're in the NFL and when you're a quarterback in the NFL and when you're a quarterback in a big market such as New York, all eyes are on you 24/7," Idzik said. "I think Geno is experiencing this firsthand. I've kept in close contact with him. I think this is part of learning how to deal with those things. We've addressed him. He's addressed them. No concerns really that way. It's how to deal with your celebrity and visibility that goes along with the position."
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:14:40 -0800
New York Jets QB Geno Smith expects to be the team's starting quarterback next year even if the team is hesitant to name him as the starter. Smith isn't bothered at all that head coach Rex Ryan refuses to commit to him in 2014. "It just means more competition," Smith said. "It gives me that fire I've always had in me. ... It's going to make me work harder, make me tougher, make me work that much harder in OTAs if I have someone to compete against."
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:40:30 -0800
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan praised QB Geno Smith for how he finished the 2013 season. "I think there are very few players that grew as much as Geno did," Ryan said. "He had to come a million miles, and he did. When you look at the way he closed out, we saw our team ascending and part of that was the way Geno played. Statistically, he had the second-highest quarterback rating over the last month of the season. I think that's something that people don't focus on, but it's a fact."
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:38:02 -0800
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan would not name QB Geno Smith the starter for Week 1 in 2014, saying it is too early in the off season to make that decision. "With anything, you can't say anything with any certainty right now because you're just starting the off season," he said. "You don't know who your roster is going to be and things like that. It's probably not the best thing to say this guy is going to be a starter or this or that. Let's just let it play out."
Fantasy Tip: Even without Ryan saying it, Smith is the favorite to start at quarterback in Week 1, assuming the team does not make a move at the position in the off season.
Sat, 18 Jan 2014 08:57:35 -0800
New York Jets QB Geno Smith was asked to leave an airplane after he did not take off his headphones when he was told to do so by a flight attendant and was considered a threat. It is believed Smith did not take off his headphones initially because he did not hear the request. Smith was questioned by airport police at the gate but was not arrested and no incident report was filed.
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 12:37:38 -0800
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie said he believes QB Geno Smith can be a franchise quarterback for the Jets. "I think just the way he handles himself, he handled himself as a true professional when he's in the office. He's in early in the morning – 5:30, 5:45 in the morning. He doesn't leave until 7:00 at night, trying to understand defenses and understand where he needs to get better at. I think the last month of the season, you're starting to see the progress of what he's starting to understand about the offense, understand about himself."
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:38:33 -0800
New York Jets general manager John Idzik said the team plans to look at quarterbacks in the offseason even though QB Geno Smith started every game this year and improved late in the season. Head coach Rex Ryan stopped short of saying Smith would be the starter heading into training camp next year. "We're all excited about having Geno as part of the New York Jets," Idzik said, "but we will always look to improve any position." Smith said he has a "bright future" with the team despite finishing with a league-low passer rating of 66.5 in his rookie season.
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 23:14:11 -0800
New York Jets QB Geno Smith is second in the NFL with 21 interceptions thrown, but he has the confidence of Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. The play caller noted that while it may not appear as though Smith has improved from afar, the rookie passer certainly has made progress. Mornhinweg gave Smith credit for his intelligence, athleticism, talent and instincts.
Fantasy Tip: It is believed Smith is auditioning for his own job in 2014, although it appears likely he will receive some form of competition. He has a long way to go before becoming a viable weekly fantasy starter, but a full offseason with the first-team offense and an improved cast of weapons could do wonders. Smith will need to make huge strides before he can be drafted in standard formats.
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:59:25 -0800
New York Jets QB Geno Smith said he expects to compete for the starting quarterback job during training camp next season with the other quarterbacks on the roster.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:29:08 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has a 57.2 completion percentage that ranks only ahead of New York Jets QB Geno Smith (55.4 percent), Houston Texans QB Case Keenum (54.3) and Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden (52.8). However, Kaepernick is not worried because of the team's 9-4 record. "We won, and that's all that matters," Kaepernick said following his team's win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Dec. 8.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 20:35:05 -0800
New York Jets QB Geno Smith delivered his best game in two months in the Week 14 game against the Oakland Raiders, throwing his first touchdown pass in seven games, and running for another while committing just one turnover.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 13:55:07 -0800
New York Jets WR Stephen Hill (knee) is questionable for Week 14. OG Willie Colon (calf), CB Antonio Cromartie (hip), DT Kenrick Ellis (back), WR Jeremy Kerley (elbow), C Nick Mangold (wrist), LB Garrett McIntyre (knee), CB Dee Milliner (wrist), WR Greg Salas (finger), QB Geno Smith (wrist), DE Muhammad Wilkerson (wrist) and TE Kellen Winslow (knee) are probable. Cromartie and Winslow were limited in practice Friday, Dec. 6, while the others practiced in full.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:25:37 -0800
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie (hip) and DE Muhammad Wilkerson (wrist) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 5. OG Willie Colon (calf), DT Kenrick Ellis (back), WR Stephen Hill (knee), WR Jeremy Kerley (elbow), C Nick Mangold (wrist), LB Garrett McIntyre (knee), CB Dee Milliner (wrist), WR Greg Salas (finger) and QB Geno Smith (wrist) practiced in full.
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:28:54 -0800
New York Jets QB Geno Smith (wrist) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 11:41:37 -0800
New York Jets QB Geno Smith will get the start in the team's Week 14 game against the Oakland Raiders.
Fantasy Tip: Smith has struggled the last few weeks but will get another chance to start Week 14. He should not be a starting option for owners this week because of his struggles as well as the team's inconsistent options at wide receiver.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 09:36:15 -0800
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan is not naming a starting quarterback between QBs Geno Smith and Matt Simms for Week 14. "It's safe to say that we'll put the guys in who we think give us the best chance to be successful," Ryan said. "That's the way it is and will be moving forward." Smith had just 29 first-half passing yards and an interception in Week 13 against the Miami Dolphins before being benched in favor of Simms. Simms threw for 50 yards and an interception in the second half.
Fantasy Tip: It would be wise to stay as far away from this situation as possible.
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 14:43:21 -0800
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan benched QB Geno Smith after the first half of the Week 13 game against the Miami Dolphins. Smith completed just four of his 10 passes for 29 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. QB Matt Simms replaced him, completing nine of his 18 pass attempts for 79 yards, no touchdowns and a pick.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:02:37 -0800
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said QB Geno Smith will be the starting quarterback Week 13.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:41:13 -0800
New York Jets QB Geno Smith said he expects to start Week 13 but has not been told by the coaches that he will get the start.