Smith will enter the season as the Giants' backup quarterback after Josh Johnson was released Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Smith and Johnson vied for the job throughout the offseason and preseason, with the latter even earning a start at one point. However, Smith must have proved the health of his right knee enough to earn the trust of the coaching staff. Although Eli Manning has started 199 consecutive regular-season games, Smith will now be called upon in garbage time or in the event of an injury. Rounding out the QB depth chart is 2017 second-round pick Davis Webb.
Smith and Josh Johnson are expected to split the snaps at quarterback during the first half of Thursday's preseason finale against the Patriots, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. This is the final stand in the battle between Smith and Johnson for the No. 2 quarterback job. The loser won't make the final roster, as 2017 third-round pick Davis Webb will serve as the No. 3 quarterback this season. Webb could see the most playing time of the bunch in Thursday's game, as he'll likely be in line for all of the second-half reps.
Smith (knee-ACL) was cleared for the start of training camp on Thursday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN reports. Smith said he was fully healthy a couple months ago but he has only just been cleared to practice fully. Smith is expected to be the top backup to starting QB Eli Manning now that he's back on the field.
Smith (knee - ACL) was a limited participant during the Giants' OTAs, ESPN's Jordan Raanan reports. Smith -- who tore his right ACL in Week 7 of last season -- declared himself 100 percent healthy in May, but the Giants evidently weren't convinced considering they prevented him from taking part in 11-on-11 drills during OTAs. It likely won't be long until he's back to full strength so we'll revisit Smith's status when training camp commences in late July.
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.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/01||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||29||24.00|
|5||10/08||Los Angeles Chargers||17||19.67|
|9||11/05||Los Angeles Rams||11||16.00|
|10||11/12||@San Francisco 49ers||21||20.67|
|11||11/19||Kansas City Chiefs||6||14.67|
|3 Year Avg||60.3||972||5||5||94||0||72|