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NFL Research: Geno Smith starting Sunday

Geno Smith career numbers:

  • Geno Smith is 11-18 in his career as a starter
  • Will be Smith's 1st start since Week 17, 2014 at Miami (NYJ 37, MIA 24)
  • Smith's 189.0 yards per game as a starter are the 5th-lowest since he came into the NFL in 2013 among QB with 10 starts

Turnover troubles

Out of 30 passers with at least 800 attempts since 2013, Geno Smith has the highest INT pct.

  • 36 career INT out of 858 pass attempts (4.2 percent)
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick is 3rd on the list

* Geno Smith and Brandon Marshall connection*

Last season, 17 of Smith's 42 pass attempts were to Brandon Marshall (40.4 pct)

  • 41.3 passer rating when targeting Marshall in 2015
  • 119.6 passer rating when targeting all other Jets players in 2015

Trouble with the deep ball

Geno Smith has struggled with his downfield passing in 4 seasons as a Jet and wasn't impressive when targeting the Jets #1 receiver, Brandon Marshall, in limited action last season.

  • Geno Smith has a passer rating of 58.7 on pass attempts of 15+ air yards since entering the NFL in 2013
  • Lowest among 30 QBs with 150+ such attempts since 2013

2017 free agents

Geno Smith and Ryan Fitzpatrick are both free agents in 2017


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