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Height/Weight: 6-3/221 | Birthdate: 10/10/1990 | Birthplace: Lakemont, GA, USA | Team: New York | College: West Virginia | NFL Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 6/0 | Average Draft Position: 145.17
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Jets make the change at QB -- Smith will replace Vick as starter


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2014) Despite speculation Michael Vick would start Week 13 against the Dolphins, Jets coach Rex Ryan informed his quarterbacks Wednesday morning Geno Smith would be returning to the starting role Monday. 

Vick, who entered the starting lineup Week 9 against the Chiefs, was replaced by Smith in the third quarter of Monday's game against the Bills. Smith will be facing a Dolphins defense yielding 220.6 passing yards per game, which is the eighth-lowest total in the NFL. The Dolphins have allowed 20 passing touchdowns through 11 games.


Report: Vick would likely be Rex Ryan's choice to start Week 13


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/25/2014) While Jets coach Rex Ryan refrained from naming a starting quarterback following Monday's loss against the Bills, Michael Vick is expected to start Week 13 against the Dolphins, if his calf is fine and Ryan is allowed to make the decision, a source told the New York Daily News.

Vick was replaced late in the third quarter by Geno Smith during a 38-3 loss Week 12. Vick said he was kicked in the calf Monday, but he could have returned. Ryan said he "wanted to give Geno a chance."

Vick completed 7 of 19 passes for 76 yards, no touchdowns and one interception before being replaced by Smith, who completed 10 of 12 passes for 89 yards.

"I want to see how they look," Ryan said after the game. "Sometimes you have a feel and a sense of it on the field. When you watch the tape, maybe you see a differently. So we’ll take a look at it and do what we think is best."


Jets QB Geno Smith mops up Week 12


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2014) Jets quarterback Geno Smith relieved Michael Vick in the second half of Monday's 38-3 loss to the Bills. Smith completed 10 of 12 throws for 89 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions.

The Jets haven't announced which quarterback will start Week 13 against Miami.


Jets undecided about Week 13 quarterback


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2014) Jets coach Rex Ryan said he hasn't decided whether Michael Vick or Geno Smith will start at quarterback on Monday Night Football in Week 13 against Miami. "We'll address that later," he said. "I don't know yet."

Ryan benched Vick for Smith in the third quarter of the 38-3 loss to the Bills.


Michael Vick benched after MNF disaster


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2014) With 4:57 left in the third quarter Monday, Jets coach Rex Ryan had seen enough. He benched quarterback Michael Vick for Geno Smith after Vick was intercepted by Bills safety Duke Williams.

It was Vick's only interception, but the Bills could have had at least three other picks. Vick completed 7 of 19 throws for 76 yards (4.0 ypa), ran twice for 4 yards and absorbed five sacks. He had a chance for a 69-yard touchdown right before halftime, but his throw to Eric Decker was a bit long and Decker couldn't bring it in.

Smith saw his first action since he was benched Week 8, also against the Bills.


Chris Ivory, Chris Johnson among Jets cleared to play


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2014) All the Jets who were probable on the injury report are active for Monday's game against the Bills in Detroit.

The list includes running backs Chris Ivory (shoulder) and Chris Johnson (knee), guard Oday Aboushi (shoulder), linebacker Antwan Barnes (knee), guard Willie Colon (knee), wideout T.J. Graham (neck), linebacker David Harris (shoulder), safety Jaiquawn Jarrett (calf), center Nick Mangold (shoulder), linebacker Trevor Reilly (knee), receiver Greg Salas (wrist), cornerback Darrin Walls (calf) and quarterback Geno Smith (right shoulder).


Probables all cleared by Jets for Week 10 game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) All the Jets probables have received the thumbs-up for action Sunday against Pittsburgh, including quarterbacks Michael Vick (foot) and Geno Smith (shoulder). Among the others are offensive linemen Oday Aboushi (shoulder), Willie Colon (knee), Breno Giacomini (illness) and Nick Mangold (shoulder), linebacker David Harris (shoulder), wide receiver Percy Harvin (heel) and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson (illness).


Report: Jets coaches might have hindered Geno Smith's development


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) While the Jets continue to evaluate whether or not Geno Smith is a franchise quarterback, there is a fear the coaches might have hindered Smith's development by dictating his reads, NFL.com National Insider Ian Rapoport said during an interview Sunday morning with NFL Network.

"Usually a quarterback is able to drop back, go through his reads then deliver the ball. I am told that Geno Smith was informed of his reads, told, 'You need to throw the ball here on certain plays,'" Rapoport said. "The most egregious example came on an interception on a pass (in Week 8) intended for Percy Harvin that Stephon Gilmore, the Bills corner, picked off. Smith was told; 'This is where you need to throw the ball.' And obviously, for a quarterback who is now taking a breather last game and this game, may have hurt his development a little bit."

Michael Vick is making his second straight start Sunday against the Steelers since Smith was benched in Week 8 after throwing three interceptions. Smith was inactive last week due to a shoulder injury.


Nine injured Jets offensive players probable for Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/7/2014) Nine offensive players for the Jets have been deemed probable for the Sunday game against Pittsburgh with minor injuries, including linemen Oday Aboushi (shoulder), Willie Colon (knee), Breno Giacomini (illness) and Nick Mangold (shoulder).

The other offensive probables are wide receivers Greg Salas (wrist) and Percy Harvin (heel), running back Chris Johnson (ankle) and quarterbacks Michael Vick (foot) and Geno Smith (shoulder).


Jets' Ryan: Geno Smith has approached demotion 'right way'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/4/2014) Jets coach Rex Ryan is pleased with how quarterback Geno Smith has handled his demotion from the starting quarterback role, according to Newsday.

"I think he has prepared well. I guess time will tell once he gets an opportunity to play again," Ryan said. "I don't think any player likes it. They shouldn't like it. But, I think he approached it the right way."

Smith was benched in favor of Michael Vick heading into Week 9 against the Chiefs. Vick will be under center again Week 10 against the Steelers, and Ryan gave no indication about when Smith might return to the starting role.

"I am not really looking past this game," Ryan said Monday. "So if that happens, then it happens. Right now we are going with Mike to play against Pittsburgh, and that's as far as I have thought about it."


Jets QB Michael Vick named Week 10 starter following Week 9 loss


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) Jets quarterback Michael Vick was able to finish out Sunday's 24-10 loss at Kansas City despite briefly leaving in the fourth quarter due to a head injury. Vick was hurt on a 4th-and-goal play early in the fourth quarter, as he was slammed to the turf on an incomplete pass.

Vick laid on the ground for a few moments before rising to his feet. Although, he appeared wobbly walking off the field and needed the help of the trainers to make it to the sideline. Vick was evaluated on the bench for a few minutes before walking to the locker room. With Geno Smith (shoulder) inactive, Vick was replaced by Matt Simms.

However, after missing just one series, Vick surprisingly made his return to the game. Prior to getting hurt, he was 12 of 14 for 92 yards and one touchdown -- a 3-yard pass to Eric Decker late in the second quarter. He also rushed for 12 yards on three carries. He finished the game 21 of 28 for 196 yards, while rushing for 18 yards on four carries.

The Jets are back in action Week 10 vs. Pittsburgh. Coach Rex Ryan said after Sunday's loss that Vick will start next week.

"As long as he's healthy, we'll go with Mike," Ryan said.


Geno Smith among Jets players inactive Week 9


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) Jets quarterback Geno Smith was listed as inactive Sunday against the Chiefs due to a shoulder injury. Smith was going to be the backup quarterback to Michael Vick, if he was active.

The other Jets inactives for Week 9 were Walt Powell, Darrin Walls, IK Enemkpali, Dakota Dozier, Wesley Johnson and T.J. Barnes.


Report: Geno Smith might be back as Jets starting QB in Week 10


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) Jets quarterback Geno Smith's benching might not last very long. The beleaguered second-year quarterback could return to the starting quarterback role as soon as Week 10 against the Steelers because the team doesn't view Michael Vick -- who is starting Sunday against the Chiefs -- as the long-term solution at quarterback, team sources told NFL.com.

Smith might be inactive Sunday against Kansas City due to a shoulder injury he suffered Week 8. If that happens, Matt Simms will be the team's backup quarterback.


13 of 15 Jets players on injury report ruled probable for Week 9


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) The Jets enter Week 9 against the Chiefs relatively healthy. Out of 15 players listed on the injury report, Darrin Walls (calf, knee) was ruled doubtful for Sunday.Geno Smith (shoulder) was labeled questionable.

The other 13 players were deemed probable: Oday Aboushi (shoulder), Phillip Adams (groin), Antwan Barnes (knee), Willie Colon (knee), Jeff Cumberland (shoulder, finger), Demario Davis (finger), Eric Decker (hamstring), David Harris (shoulder), Chris Johnson (ankle), Jeremy Kerley (illness), Nick Mangold (shoulder), Trevor Reilly (knee) and Greg Salas (wrist, ankle).


Jets QB Geno Smith (shoulder) able to throw Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/30/2014) Jets quarterback Geno Smith (shoulder) resumed throwing Thursday after not doing so in practice Wednesday, according to ESPN. Though, it's still uncertain if Smith will be able to serve as the backup quarterback Week 9 against the Chiefs.

Geno Smith doesn't throw Wednesday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2014) Jets quarterback Geno Smith, now relegated to backup duties, did not throw during the portion of Wednesday's practice open to the media, reports the New York Daily News. Smith hurt his shoulder making a tackle following his third and final interception Sunday against the Bills.

New York is going with Michael Vick in Week 9 at Kansas City.


Jets GM unsure if team has franchise quarterback on roster


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2014) Jets quarterback Geno Smith said following his demotion Monday the he "without a doubt" can be a franchise quarterback in the NFL, according to Newsday. Jets owner Woody Johnson said something similar in early October after Smith got off to a rocky start this season.

It seems, however, that general manager John Idzik might not have the same opinion. Asked during an interview with SNY that aired Tuesday, if he believes there is a franchise quarterback on the Jets roster, Idzik said: "Don't know that. Don't know that. That's still to be determined. You don't want to try to answer that question too prematurely."

In a 38-minute press conference with the media Monday, Idzik didn't provide many details about Smith's future with the team. He took a similar approach during the interview with SNY.

"We will continue with the development curve and we will continue searching," Idzik said. "We'll continue to try to enhance that position in any way we can."

Michael Vick is set to start at quarterback for the Jets in Week 9 against the Chiefs.


Jets' Rex Ryan: QB Geno Smith's shoulder not at '100 percent'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2014) Jets coach Rex Ryan told reporters on Monday that Geno Smith's shoulder injury isn't expected to be serious moving forward. However, he admitted that Smith isn't 100 percent healthy and if he's not available to backup Michael Vick against the Chiefs in Week 9, then the team will likely promote Matt Simms from the practice squad to serve as the No. 2 quarterback, according to the New York Daily News.

The recently benched quarterback injured his shoulder while making a tackle on his third interception of the afternoon against the Bills in Week 8. He completed only 2 of 8 pass attempts for 5 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions before he was replaced by Vick after four drives.


Jets officially announce Michael Vick will start Week 9


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2014) Jets coach Rex Ryan made it official on Monday, announcing that Michael Vick will be the starting quarterback over Geno Smith for Week 9 against Kansas City. Ryan told reporters that the move was his decision and that Vick's hold on the starting job isn't guaranteed beyond this week, per the New York Daily News.

Vick took over for Smith after the second-year quarterback three three interceptions against the Bills. Ryan hopes that Smith will "maybe get a different perspective" by watching Vick play from sideline. Vick lost two of four fumbles and completed 18 of 36 pass attempts for 153 yards with one interception in Week 8 against Buffalo.


Report: Jets QB Michael Vick expected to start over Geno Smith


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2014) Barring a last minute "power play" decision from general manager John Idzik or owner Woody Johnson, the Jets are expected to start Michael Vick at quarterback against the Chiefs in Week 9, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News on Monday.

Vick took over for second-year starter Geno Smith, who threw three interceptions against Buffalo. Vick led the team with 69 yards on the ground, but failed to make much of an impact through the air. The veteran quarterback completed 18 of 36 passes for 153 yards with one interceptions and losing two of his four fumbles in New York's 43-23 loss on Sunday.


Geno Smith: 'I honestly believe that I can turn things around'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2014) No one could blame Jets quarterback Geno Smith for being upset after he was pulled during Sunday's loss against the Bills. After completing just 2 of 8 passes for 5 yards and three interceptions, coach Rex Ryan made the decision to bench Smith and go with backup quarterback Michael Vick.

Though, Smith still appeared to be exuding confidence in his abilities after Sunday's loss, even though his struggles haven't been confined to one game. The second-year quarterback has more career interceptions (31) than passing touchdowns (19).

"Obviously, I don’t want those things to happen," Smith said, per NJ.com. "It’s never an ideal situation for any quarterback. I never envisioned that happening (Vick replacing him) because I do see myself as the starting quarterback, and I honestly believe that I can turn things around myself to get this team going. But if those things do happen, I have to learn from it."

Ryan announced Monday that Vick will start Week 9 against the Chiefs. However, he would not name Vick the starter beyond the Chiefs game.


Jets QB Geno Smith undergoes X-rays on shoulder


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Jets quarterback Geno Smith had X-rays on his right shoulder following his team's 43-23 loss to the Bills, the team announced after the game.

Smith was benched in the first quarter after throwing interceptions on three straight drives. He ended the day with two completions on eight attempts for five yards with the three picks. Even if the X-rays don't show a major injury, it's possible Smith has started his last game for the Jets after the poor performance and benching Sunday, though the Jets have not announced the team's quarterback plans moving forward. The Jets will hit the road to face the Chiefs in Week 9.


Jets bench Geno Smith, turn to Michael Vick in first quarter vs. Bills


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) The Jets have benched quarterback Geno Smith after four drives Sunday, turning to backup Michael Vick late in the first quarter of the team's Week 8 matchup with the Bills.

Smith began the game by going 1 for 2 for four yards on the first drive, and the Jets had to punt the ball after a three-and-out. He then fell apart, throwing interceptions on three successive drives, the last of which set the Bills up on the Jets' one-yard line. Barring an injury to Vick, Smith's day is poised to end with five yards on 2-of-8 passing with no touchdowns and the three picks.

Vick has seen extensive work in just one game this year, going 8 for 19 for just 47 yards in the team's 31-0 loss to San Diego in Week 5.


Jets QB Geno Smith's comeback bid foiled by blocked FG


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2014) Jets quarterback Geno Smith worked past a minor injury scare and put together a turnover-free performance, but it wasn't enough in Week 7 defeat to the Patriots in Foxboro.

Smith took a brutal shot to the knee from Chris Jones and was on the on the floor momentarily before jogging off the field. Michael Vick took over for one play before Smith returned to action early in the fourth quarter. He told reporters after the game he won't need a follow-up MRI exam on his knee, per Newsday.

Down only eight points, Smith bounced back with 10-yard touchdown strike to Jeff Cumberland. He was unable to hook up with his other tight end, Jace Amaro, for the game-tying two-point conversion with 2:31 remaining in the game. Down only two points, he got another chance and orchestrated an 8-play, 48-yard drive which led to a blocked 58-yard field goal as time expired.

Smith compiled 226 yards through the air, 153 of which came in the second half. He completed 20 of 34 pass attempts, adding one touchdown and no interceptions. He was sacked three times and rushed for 37 yards on seven carries in a 27-25 defeat. He has thrown for 1,365 yards with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions this season.

Smith will look to get his team back on track Week 8 at home against the Bills.


Jets' Geno Smith exits for one play after brutal shot to the knee


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/16/2014) Jets quarterback Geno Smith went down with a left knee injury in the fourth quarter of Thursday night's game against the Patriots in Week 7. Smith took a brutal shot to the knee from Chris Jones and was on the on the floor momentarily before jogging off the field. Michael Vick took over for one play before Smith returned to action.

Smith completed 11 of 19 passes for 136 yards. He also rushed for 31 yards on six attempts before getting hurt. He'll try to play through the pain the rest of the way for the Jets.