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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:30:15 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith will be the team's week-to-week starting quarterback for the regular season, head coach Rex Ryan said Friday, Aug. 22, after the preseason game against the New York Giants. Smith completed nine of his 14 pass attempts for 137 yards and a touchdown, and he also ran three times for 17 yards.
Fantasy Tip: Smith is still no better than a Top 25 fantasy quarterback in most formats. If your league requires two starting QBs, then you definitely want Smith on your roster. But at this point he is nothing more than a bye-week replacement.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:18:14 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith will start Week 1 versus the Oakland Raiders, barring an injury. The coaching staff has yet to officially name Smith the starter.
Fantasy Tip: Smith has mild appeal in daily gaming, with a $5,200 price tag in FantasyScore.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:41:39 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith will start against the Cincinnati Bengals Saturday, Aug. 16, according to head coach Rex Ryan. Ryan added that Smith hasn't officially been named starter for the regular season opener.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:02:23 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith took 19 first-team snaps in the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 12. QB Michael Vick took two first-team snaps.
Fantasy Tip: This is not a surprise as Smith continues to look like he has a solid lead in the quarterback competition.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 09:13:25 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith went 4-for-6 for 33 yards in two series with the first-team offense in the team's first preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts Thursday, Aug. 7. He also had a 10-yard scramble on a read-option play that was impressive.
Fantasy Tip: It was the first preseason game, so nothing much came out of it. Smith didn't look terrible but he wasn't anything special, either. As things stand now, he's the starter ahead of Michael Vick, and it's Smith's job to lose during the preseason.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:41:14 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith said he is bigger, stronger, isn't thinking as much and has a better grasp of the offense compared to last year.
Fantasy Tip: Even if Smith has improved and does play better, he's still not a reliable starting fantasy quarterback.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:11:34 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith will be the starting quarterback for the first preseason game, according to head coach Rex Ryan.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:21:04 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith will start the team's scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 2.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:09:42 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith has fixed his turnover problems so far this offseason, according to offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.
Fantasy Tip: It's one thing to lessen turnovers in the offseason, it's completely different making sure that carries over into the regular season. Smith is still a backup fantasy quarterback and should be drafted as such.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:42:03 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith may be on a shorter leash this year with QB Michael Vick as his backup. Head coach Rex Ryan said the team's quarterback situation is ideal in that there is a veteran backup waiting who knows the system if Smith doesn't succeed.
Fantasy Tip: Smith undoubtedly had a tumultuous rookie season in 2013. He's not a reliable fantasy quarterback by any means at this point in his career. Smith and Vick should both be drafted as a backup.
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:02:32 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith received 16 snaps with the first-team offense during practice Saturday, July 26, while QB Michael Vick received three snaps. Smith has received 42 starter reps in three practices while Vick has received 12 snaps.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:19:34 -0700
Neither QB Geno Smith nor QB Michael Vick has an advantage in the competition for the starting quarterback job, according to general manager John Idzik.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:32:24 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith logged three-quarters of the first-team practice reps for the second straight day on Friday, July 25.
Fantasy Tip: He's holding off Michael Vick but still will have to show marked improvement as we inch closer to fantasy drafts. For those willing to throw a late stab on him, they could be rewarded with stronger week-to-week value, or simply will move on with little consequence.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:23:37 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith is receiving most of the first-team snaps in practice Thursday, July 24. Smith took 13 first-team snaps, and QB Michael Vick took four first-team snaps.
Fantasy Tip: Even if Smith wins this job, he is not a draft worthy option at this point. Consider him a QB3 at best.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:17:51 -0700
New York Jets QB Geno Smith is "head and shoulders" better than last year, according to head coach Rex Ryan.
Fantasy Tip: Smith has a long way to go before you can consider him a draft-worthy option in standard single-year leagues. He's a QB3 for deep formats.
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.