Smith (knee) recently indicated he's 100 percent healthy, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Smith suffered a torn ACL in Week 7 of last season, but his recovery has gone off without a hitch, and he claims he'd be able to play in game if he was needed to right now. According to Raanan, Smith will battle Josh Johnson for rights to the second-string quarterback job, with the loser likely to be let go, as 2017 third-round draft pick Davis Webb is expected to remain on the team as the developmental third-string quarterback.
Smith (knee) made his one-year deal with the Giants official after passing his physical Monday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. Smith is coming off a torn ACL suffered in Week 7 of last season, but after medical testing revealed no red flags with his condition, the former Jets quarterback has now officially switched his colors. According to Smith, he expects be ready by the time training camp rolls around, which bodes well for his chances of securing the Giants' No. 2 gig behind starter Eli Manning, who is yet to miss a single start in his 13-year career due to injury.
Smith (knee) agreed in principle to a contract with the Giants on Friday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. He's expected to take a physical over the weekend and officially sign with the team Monday. The Giants addressed the depth behind starting quarterback Eli Manning by inking journeyman Josh Johnson to a deal earlier in the day, but it now looks like Smith will be the leading contender for top backup duties. After a tumultuous four-year run with the Jets that included only three appearances over his final two seasons with the team while Ryan Fitzpatrick served as the team's primary signal-caller, Smith should face significantly less pressure to perform in joining New York's other team. Manning has been a picture of durability throughout his tenure with the Giants -- having not missed a start due to injury at any point in his career -- so it's likely that any action Smith gets this season will come in the second half of blowouts.
Smith (knee) visited with the Giants on Saturday, the New York Post reports. A 2013 second-round selection, Smith struggled through the first two years of his rookie contract, and then spent the past two seasons mostly serving as Ryan Fitzpatrick's backup. Smith actually got a shot to replace Fitzpatrick as the starter in Week 7 last season, but the 26-year-old promptly suffered a torn ACL. Smith said he expects to be ready for training camp, with his recovery coming along as expected through five months. He hopes to have a shot to compete for a starting job, but has conceded that he may need to settle for a backup role. The Giants' No. 2 QB from last season, Ryan Nassib (elbow), is an unrestricted free agent who is also recovering from surgery.
The Jets believe that Smith (knee) may not be healthy until September, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. Smith received an opportunity to start for the underwhelming Ryan Fitzpatrick in Week 7, only to sustain a torn ACL in the first half of that contest. Such injuries are accompanied by lengthy recoveries, so a September return is on the optimistic side, in most scenarios. Having said that, Smith thinks he'll be healthy by training camp and even stated a willingness to serve as a backup, which would open more doors as he embarks on unrestricted free agency this offseason. Whichever team provides Smith with his next opportunity, there's little doubt that his recovery will impact his potential to play in 2017.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/01||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||19||19.81|
|5||10/08||Los Angeles Chargers||16||19.50|
|9||11/05||Los Angeles Rams||26||21.88|
|10||11/12||@San Francisco 49ers||25||21.75|
|11||11/19||Kansas City Chiefs||9||18.47|
|3 Year Avg||60.3||972||5||5||94||0||72|