Geno Smith
QB #3
Height:
6-3
Weight:
221
Age:
26
College:
West Virginia
Hometown:
Lakemont, GA
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2017):

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally a 2nd-round (39th pick overall) draft choice by the Jets in 2013…Signed as a free agent by the Giants on March 20, 2017.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    Smith played in 33 games with 30 starts in 4 seasons with the Jets…His career totals include 501 completions in 866 pass attempts (57.9%) for 5,962 yards, 28 touchdowns and 36 interceptions for a passer rating of 72.4…Also had 135 rushing attempts for 647 yards (4.8-yard average) and 7 touchdowns…Record as a starter is 12-18.
-    In 2016, Smith played in 2 games at Arizona (10/17) and started vs. Baltimore (10/23)…He completed 8 of 14 passes for 126 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception before tearing his ACL in the 2nd quarter of the Jets’ victory against the Ravens…Subsequently underwent surgery, and missed the rest of the season.
-    In 2015, was inactive for the first 2 games with an injury, but served as the backup for the final 14 games…Saw action in 1 game – at Oakland (11/1), where he completed 27 of 42 passes for 265 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception…Also carried twice for 34 yards, including a run of 29 yards, that is the 2nd-longest of his career.
-    In 2014, played in 14 games with 13 starts…Completed 219 of 367 passes (59.7%) for 2,525 yards, 13 touchdowns, 13 interceptions, and a 77.5 passer rating...Over the final 4 games, he completed 71 of 109 passes (65.1%) for 1,001 yards, 6 touchdowns, 2 interceptions, and a 105.3 rating.
-    Posted a perfect 153.8 rating by completing 20 of 25 passes for a career-high 358 yards, 3 touchdowns, and no interceptions at Miami (12/28)…Became the first Jets quarterback since Ken O’Brien in Week 16 in 1990 to lead his team to victory and finish with a perfect passer rating...Smith completed his first 8 passes for 125 yards, 1 touchdown, and no interceptions…In the 3rd quarter, he threw a career-long 74-yard touchdown pass to Eric Decker….Led his 5th-career game-winning touchdown drive in a victory at Tennessee (12/14), where he completed 16 of 28 passes for 179 yards and 1 touchdown…Threw for 254 yards and 1 touchdown while completing 18 of 29 attempts at Minnesota (12/7)…In his 2nd-career game on Thursday Night Football, Smith completed 20 of 34 passes for 226 yards and 1 touchdown vs. New England (10/16)….Also rushed for 37 yards on 7 attempts…Set career highs in completions (26) and pass attempts (43), and finished with 316 passing yards, the second 300-yard  performance of his career, vs. Chicago (9/22)….Also threw 1 touchdown pass and 2 interceptions…Recorded 1 passing and 1 rushing touchdown, the 5th time in his career he had both a touchdown through the air and on the ground in the same game, at Green Bay (9/14)...Completed 16 of 32 passes for 176 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception, and ran for 26 yards on 7 carries, scoring his only rushing touchdown of the 2014 season...Improved to 2-0 as an opening day starter by completing 23 of 28 passes (82.1%) for 221 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception, vs. Oakland (9/7)…The 82.1 completion percentage was the highest of his career, and tied for the 2nd-highest in Jets history on at least 25 attempts...Completed 11 consecutive pass attempts, the longest streak of his career, including all 8 of his passes in the 2nd half...The 8 straight completions matched Neil O’Donnell at Seattle (08/31/97) and Chad Pennington vs. Tennessee (12/01/03) for the most second-half completions without an incompletion in team history.
-    As a rookie in 2013, Smith started all 16 games and set Jets rookie quarterback records in passing yards (3,046), rushing yards (366) and rushing scores (6)...Completed 247 of 443 passes (55.8%) for 3,046 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 21 interceptions for a passer rating of 66.5…Also had 72 rushing attempts for 366 yards and 6 touchdowns…In the final 4 games, Smith helped lead the club to a 3-1 record while accounting for 7 touchdowns (4 passing, 3 rushing) and  registering only 2 turnovers...During that span, he completed 58.6% of his passes for 790 yards and 4 touchdowns, and added 186 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns on 31 carries...The Jets finished 6-0 in games when Smith rushed for a touchdown...Tied a franchise record for completions of 25-yards-or-more in a season with 31, matching the record set by Vinny Testaverde in 2000.
-    Completed 17 of 27 passes for 190 yards, and added 10 rushes for 44 yards and 1 touchdown at Miami (12/29)…With 9 seconds remaining in the first half, Smith scored on a 7-yard run; the touchdown was Smith’s 6th on the ground in 2013, tying him with Mark Sanchez (2011) for the 2nd-most rushing scores by a Jets quarterback…Connected on 20 of 36 passes for 214 yards, and 2 touchdowns, and ran for 48 yards and another score  in a victory vs. Cleveland (12/22)…Completed 16 of 25 passes for 219 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception, and had 5 carries for a career-high 50 yards and 1 touchdown vs. Oakland (12/8)...For the 2nd time in his rookie season, Smith ran and threw for a touchdown in the same game, while leading the Jets to a 30-27 overtime victory vs. New England (10/20)...Completed 17 of 33 passes for 233 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception, and added 6 carries for 32 yards, including a 14-yard score…Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week after directing the 3rd game-winning drive in his first 5 games when he led the team on a 55-yard, 8-play, 1:54 drive to set up Nick Folk’s 43-yard field goal with no time remaining at Atlanta (10/7)…Hit 16 of 20 passes (80%) for 199 yards, 3 touchdowns, and no interceptions for a passer rating of 147.7…Smith became only the 2nd rookie starting quarterback to win a road game on Monday Night Football in 17 tries, joining Ed Rubbert, who was a replacement player for Washington in 1987…Also became the 2nd rookie to throw at least 3 touchdown passes on a Monday night, joining Hall of Fame passer Dan Marino (1983 vs. Cincinnati)…Became the first Jets rookie quarterback to throw for 300 yards when he registered 331 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions while completing 16 of 29 passes vs. Buffalo (9/22)...Threw a then career-long 69-yard touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes in the 4th quarter to give the Jets a 27-20 victory...The play was the 3rd-longest go-ahead touchdown in the 4th quarter in Jets history, trailing only Joe Namath’s 83-yard pass to Eddie Bell in 1972, and Matt Robinson’s 75-yard throw to Wesley Walker in 1978...Started in his NFL debut in Week 1 vs. Tampa Bay (9/8), earning his first victory (18-17) when he directed the Jets’ offense 50 yards on 5 plays in 32 seconds to set up Folk’s 48-yard game-winning field goal as time expired...Completed 24 of 38 passes for 256 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception, and rushed 6 times for 47 yards to become the first Jets quarterback to lead the team in both passing yards and rushing yards in the same game since Ray Lucas on Dec. 5, 1999 at the Giants….Registered his first touchdown pass when he found tight end Kellen Winslow for a 7-yard score...Smith became the first rookie quarterback drafted in the 2nd round or later to pass for at least 250 yards and win on Kickoff Weekend since the 1970 merger.

COLLEGE:
-    Played in 44 games with 39 starts and recorded a 26-13 record as a starter at West Virginia...3-year captain…In his career, Smith completed 988 of 1,465 passes (67.4%) for 11,662 yards, 98 touchdowns, and 21 interceptions….The yardage touchdown passes totals are school records…As a senior in 2012, Smith set WVU records for total yards (4,356), completions (369), and touchdown passes (42)...In 13 games, he completed 369 of 518 passes (71.2%) for 4,205 yards, 42 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions in 13 games...Registered 7 games of 300 or more passing yards, including a 656-yard, 8-touchdown performance vs. Baylor...Surpassed the 10,000-yard mark when he threw for 260 yards vs. TCU...Recorded a streak of 327 consecutive passes without throwing an interception in 2011-12…Named a finalist for the Manning Award and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award during his senior season...Named All-Big 12 Conference 2nd-team selection by the coaches and the AP…As a junior in 2011, started all 13 games and completed 346 of 526 passes (65.8%) for 4,385 yards, 31 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions...Had 8 games with 300 or more passing yards, including 4 with more than 400 yards...Earned the 2012 Discover Orange Bowl MVP after completing 32 of 43 passes for 407 yards and 6 touchdowns, plus 1 rushing score, in the Mountaineers’ 70-33 victory over Clemson...The 6 touchdown passes set a BCS and Orange Bowl record…Earned first-team All-Big East honors…As a sophomore in 2010, started all 13 games and completed 241 of 372 passes for 2,763 yards, 24 touchdowns and 7 interceptions…As a true freshman in 2009, played in 5 games and completed 32 of 49 passes (65.3%) for 309 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
Attended the 2017 NBC4 and Telemundo Health and Fitness Expo Presented by Quest Diagnostics at MetLife Stadium, interacted with fans in attendance...Attended the United Way NYC Gridiron Gala, joining teammates and Jets players to help raise over $2 million in support of the United Way’s efforts in New York City.

PERSONAL:
-    Graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in English…Starred at Miramar (Fla.) High School, where he was recognized as a Parade High School All-American and an EA Sports All-American 2nd-team selection…Full name is Eugene Cyril “Geno” Smith III.
TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally a 2nd-round (39th pick overall) draft choice by the Jets in 2013…Signed as a free agent by the Giants on March 20, 2017.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    Smith played in 33 games with 30 starts in 4 seasons with the Jets…His career totals include 501 completions in 866 pass attempts (57.9%) for 5,962 yards, 28 touchdowns and 36 interceptions for a passer rating of 72.4…Also had 135 rushing attempts for 647 yards (4.8-yard average) and 7 touchdowns…Record as a starter is 12-18.
-    In 2016, Smith played in 2 games at Arizona (10/17) and started vs. Baltimore (10/23)…He completed 8 of 14 passes for 126 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception before tearing his ACL in the 2nd quarter of the Jets’ victory against the Ravens…Subsequently underwent surgery, and missed the rest of the season.
-    In 2015, was inactive for the first 2 games with an injury, but served as the backup for the final 14 games…Saw action in 1 game – at Oakland (11/1), where he completed 27 of 42 passes for 265 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception…Also carried twice for 34 yards, including a run of 29 yards, that is the 2nd-longest of his career.
-    In 2014, played in 14 games with 13 starts…Completed 219 of 367 passes (59.7%) for 2,525 yards, 13 touchdowns, 13 interceptions, and a 77.5 passer rating...Over the final 4 games, he completed 71 of 109 passes (65.1%) for 1,001 yards, 6 touchdowns, 2 interceptions, and a 105.3 rating.
-    Posted a perfect 153.8 rating by completing 20 of 25 passes for a career-high 358 yards, 3 touchdowns, and no interceptions at Miami (12/28)…Became the first Jets quarterback since Ken O’Brien in Week 16 in 1990 to lead his team to victory and finish with a perfect passer rating...Smith completed his first 8 passes for 125 yards, 1 touchdown, and no interceptions…In the 3rd quarter, he threw a career-long 74-yard touchdown pass to Eric Decker….Led his 5th-career game-winning touchdown drive in a victory at Tennessee (12/14), where he completed 16 of 28 passes for 179 yards and 1 touchdown…Threw for 254 yards and 1 touchdown while completing 18 of 29 attempts at Minnesota (12/7)…In his 2nd-career game on Thursday Night Football, Smith completed 20 of 34 passes for 226 yards and 1 touchdown vs. New England (10/16)….Also rushed for 37 yards on 7 attempts…Set career highs in completions (26) and pass attempts (43), and finished with 316 passing yards, the second 300-yard  performance of his career, vs. Chicago (9/22)….Also threw 1 touchdown pass and 2 interceptions…Recorded 1 passing and 1 rushing touchdown, the 5th time in his career he had both a touchdown through the air and on the ground in the same game, at Green Bay (9/14)...Completed 16 of 32 passes for 176 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception, and ran for 26 yards on 7 carries, scoring his only rushing touchdown of the 2014 season...Improved to 2-0 as an opening day starter by completing 23 of 28 passes (82.1%) for 221 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception, vs. Oakland (9/7)…The 82.1 completion percentage was the highest of his career, and tied for the 2nd-highest in Jets history on at least 25 attempts...Completed 11 consecutive pass attempts, the longest streak of his career, including all 8 of his passes in the 2nd half...The 8 straight completions matched Neil O’Donnell at Seattle (08/31/97) and Chad Pennington vs. Tennessee (12/01/03) for the most second-half completions without an incompletion in team history.
-    As a rookie in 2013, Smith started all 16 games and set Jets rookie quarterback records in passing yards (3,046), rushing yards (366) and rushing scores (6)...Completed 247 of 443 passes (55.8%) for 3,046 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 21 interceptions for a passer rating of 66.5…Also had 72 rushing attempts for 366 yards and 6 touchdowns…In the final 4 games, Smith helped lead the club to a 3-1 record while accounting for 7 touchdowns (4 passing, 3 rushing) and  registering only 2 turnovers...During that span, he completed 58.6% of his passes for 790 yards and 4 touchdowns, and added 186 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns on 31 carries...The Jets finished 6-0 in games when Smith rushed for a touchdown...Tied a franchise record for completions of 25-yards-or-more in a season with 31, matching the record set by Vinny Testaverde in 2000.
-    Completed 17 of 27 passes for 190 yards, and added 10 rushes for 44 yards and 1 touchdown at Miami (12/29)…With 9 seconds remaining in the first half, Smith scored on a 7-yard run; the touchdown was Smith’s 6th on the ground in 2013, tying him with Mark Sanchez (2011) for the 2nd-most rushing scores by a Jets quarterback…Connected on 20 of 36 passes for 214 yards, and 2 touchdowns, and ran for 48 yards and another score  in a victory vs. Cleveland (12/22)…Completed 16 of 25 passes for 219 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception, and had 5 carries for a career-high 50 yards and 1 touchdown vs. Oakland (12/8)...For the 2nd time in his rookie season, Smith ran and threw for a touchdown in the same game, while leading the Jets to a 30-27 overtime victory vs. New England (10/20)...Completed 17 of 33 passes for 233 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception, and added 6 carries for 32 yards, including a 14-yard score…Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week after directing the 3rd game-winning drive in his first 5 games when he led the team on a 55-yard, 8-play, 1:54 drive to set up Nick Folk’s 43-yard field goal with no time remaining at Atlanta (10/7)…Hit 16 of 20 passes (80%) for 199 yards, 3 touchdowns, and no interceptions for a passer rating of 147.7…Smith became only the 2nd rookie starting quarterback to win a road game on Monday Night Football in 17 tries, joining Ed Rubbert, who was a replacement player for Washington in 1987…Also became the 2nd rookie to throw at least 3 touchdown passes on a Monday night, joining Hall of Fame passer Dan Marino (1983 vs. Cincinnati)…Became the first Jets rookie quarterback to throw for 300 yards when he registered 331 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions while completing 16 of 29 passes vs. Buffalo (9/22)...Threw a then career-long 69-yard touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes in the 4th quarter to give the Jets a 27-20 victory...The play was the 3rd-longest go-ahead touchdown in the 4th quarter in Jets history, trailing only Joe Namath’s 83-yard pass to Eddie Bell in 1972, and Matt Robinson’s 75-yard throw to Wesley Walker in 1978...Started in his NFL debut in Week 1 vs. Tampa Bay (9/8), earning his first victory (18-17) when he directed the Jets’ offense 50 yards on 5 plays in 32 seconds to set up Folk’s 48-yard game-winning field goal as time expired...Completed 24 of 38 passes for 256 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception, and rushed 6 times for 47 yards to become the first Jets quarterback to lead the team in both passing yards and rushing yards in the same game since Ray Lucas on Dec. 5, 1999 at the Giants….Registered his first touchdown pass when he found tight end Kellen Winslow for a 7-yard score...Smith became the first rookie quarterback drafted in the 2nd round or later to pass for at least 250 yards and win on Kickoff Weekend since the 1970 merger.

COLLEGE:
-    Played in 44 games with 39 starts and recorded a 26-13 record as a starter at West Virginia...3-year captain…In his career, Smith completed 988 of 1,465 passes (67.4%) for 11,662 yards, 98 touchdowns, and 21 interceptions….The yardage touchdown passes totals are school records…As a senior in 2012, Smith set WVU records for total yards (4,356), completions (369), and touchdown passes (42)...In 13 games, he completed 369 of 518 passes (71.2%) for 4,205 yards, 42 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions in 13 games...Registered 7 games of 300 or more passing yards, including a 656-yard, 8-touchdown performance vs. Baylor...Surpassed the 10,000-yard mark when he threw for 260 yards vs. TCU...Recorded a streak of 327 consecutive passes without throwing an interception in 2011-12…Named a finalist for the Manning Award and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award during his senior season...Named All-Big 12 Conference 2nd-team selection by the coaches and the AP…As a junior in 2011, started all 13 games and completed 346 of 526 passes (65.8%) for 4,385 yards, 31 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions...Had 8 games with 300 or more passing yards, including 4 with more than 400 yards...Earned the 2012 Discover Orange Bowl MVP after completing 32 of 43 passes for 407 yards and 6 touchdowns, plus 1 rushing score, in the Mountaineers’ 70-33 victory over Clemson...The 6 touchdown passes set a BCS and Orange Bowl record…Earned first-team All-Big East honors…As a sophomore in 2010, started all 13 games and completed 241 of 372 passes for 2,763 yards, 24 touchdowns and 7 interceptions…As a true freshman in 2009, played in 5 games and completed 32 of 49 passes (65.3%) for 309 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
Attended the 2017 NBC4 and Telemundo Health and Fitness Expo Presented by Quest Diagnostics at MetLife Stadium, interacted with fans in attendance...Attended the United Way NYC Gridiron Gala, joining teammates and Jets players to help raise over $2 million in support of the United Way’s efforts in New York City.

PERSONAL:
-    Graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in English…Starred at Miramar (Fla.) High School, where he was recognized as a Parade High School All-American and an EA Sports All-American 2nd-team selection…Full name is Eugene Cyril “Geno” Smith III.
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPassingRushingFumbles
GGSCompAttYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
TOTAL 501 866 5,962 6.9 28 36 77 528 72.4 135 647 4.8 7 17 7
2017 NYG 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 NYJ 2 1 8 14 126 9 1 1 3 19 81.3 2 9 4.5 0 1 0
2015 NYJ 1 0 27 42 265 6.3 2 1 3 19 87.9 2 34 17 0 -- --
2014 NYJ 14 13 219 367 2,525 6.9 13 13 28 175 77.5 59 238 4 1 8 3
2013 NYJ 16 16 247 443 3,046 6.9 12 21 43 315 66.5 72 366 5.1 6 8 4
Recent Games
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2 DET L 10-24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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