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New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
It’s no secret the Jets are in the market for a veteran quarterback. And it comes as no surprise that Michael Vick is at the top of their list.
The Jets are a “possible landing spot” for the controversial Eagles QB, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. After five years in Philly, Vick is set to become a free agent. And his relationship with Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg...Read more »
INDIANAPOLIS -- Rex Ryan rattled off reasons why Geno Smith is, as he claims, "headed in the right direction." The one thing the Jets head coach refused to do, however, is discuss the overall state of the Jets’ quarterback situation.
Ryan again stressed that he’s pleased with the growth Smith showed over the course of his rookie campaign. But the Jets still aren’t ready to name Smith the outright...Read more »
Antonio Cromartie reiterated his desire to remain a Jet for life during a Monday morning appearance on NFL AM. But it remains to be seen if the front office shares those same feelings.
The eight-year veteran knows there’s a good chance he could be a salary cap casualty. He carries a $15 million cap hit in 2014, which includes a $5 million roster bonus in March. There’s also the issue of Cromartie’s...Read more »
Jets coach Rex Ryan positively glowed on Friday afternoon when he declared his team’s injured players all were listed as probable for Sunday’s game against Oakland at MetLife Stadium. But his training staff must have thrown a red challenge flag.
After further review Friday evening, wide receiver Stephen Hill (knee) was downgraded from probable to questionable. The move came after some cryptic...Read more »
Geno Smith didn't have to wait long to find out his fate.
The Jets rookie quarterback told reporters that he will, in fact, start Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders.
Smith -- who was benched at the start of the second half of the Jets' 23-3 home-loss to Miami Sunday -- said he was informed of the coaching staff's decision by quarterbacks coach David Lee when he arrived at the...Read more »
For the second time in two weeks, Geno Smith is a Pepsi Next Rookie of the Week nominee.
The Jets quarterback – who received the honor after leading the Jets to a Week 5 win in Atlanta – again is in the running following his performance against the Patriots. Smith threw for 233 passing yards, rushed for 32 and had two touchdowns (one passing, one rushing) in the Jets' 30-27 overtime victory...Read more »
After yet another comeback win for the Jets, one that leaves them one game behind the Patriots for second place in the AFC East, it's easy to forget the pervading theme of this up-and-down-and-up-and-down-and-up-and-down-and-up season: Geno Smith's inconsistent play remains a worrisome wild card.
The Jets defense, which has deservedly received a great deal of praise this season, is largely...Read more »
Brady Quinn said he learned of David Garrard’s impending arrival on Wednesday. But after a full day to process the news and a day of practice with four quarterbacks on the field, Quinn isn’t sure exactly what to make of his future with the Jets.
“They told us, ‘Hey, David was feeling better. He called and he wants to be re-evaluated. He wants to play again,” Quinn, 28, said Thursday.
After...Read more »
Geno Smith’s performance Monday night paced the Jets to a stunning 30-28 upset over the Atlanta Falcons on the road. But it also earned the Jets quarterback the AFC’s Offensive Player of the Week award for Week 5.
He now joins RGIII as the only NFL rookie quarterbacks in 20 years to win POW honors in the first five weeks of the season.
Smith went 16-of-20 for 199 yards and three touchdowns....Read more »
Geno Smith's job as the Jets' starting quarterback seems to be on the line every week. Rex Ryan refuses to name him the starter for the rest of the season. After each interception Smith throws, a host of fans clamor for backup Matt Simms to enter the game.
But is the heavy scrutiny warranted?
We took a looked at how a host of famous quarterbacks did during their first five NFL starts...Read more »