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Report: Jets want to move up from 39, eying Geno Smith

Quarterback Smith from the University of West Virginia talks to children as he takes part in an NFL Play 60 Youth Football Clinic in New York City Reuters

With a night to sleep on it and recalibrate draft boards, the top of the second round of the NFL Draft figures to see a lot of action.

And one of the teams that loves to be in the middle of any action figures to be involved.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Jets have made calls today to try to move up from the 39th overall pick, with their eyes on a quarterback.

If they’re able to make the move, their likely target is West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, whom they reportedly considered with their 13th overall pick.

If they want, they should call the Lions, as Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports.com says they want out of the 36th spot, and would be happy to move down.

Of course, the Jaguars are waving the 33rd pick around trying to get attention as well, which creates some supply-and-demand issues the Jets and other QB-needy teams will be weighing.

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66 Responses to “Report: Jets want to move up from 39, eying Geno Smith”
  1. irishgary says: Apr 26, 2013 2:09 PM

    Buttfumble part II

  2. mobuccsfan says: Apr 26, 2013 2:11 PM

    The Jets are seriously not going to do this, are they? Wow.

  3. mobuccsfan says: Apr 26, 2013 2:11 PM

    Although, the sooner he is gone, I won’t have to worry about ignorant speculation of TB drafting him for some reason in the second round. I seriously don’t think that happens and really hoping it doesn’t.

  4. mumfio says: Apr 26, 2013 2:12 PM

    If Smith was truly a consideration at 13, then the Jets should do whatever they can to get him.

  5. milkmandanimal says: Apr 26, 2013 2:12 PM

    Oh please, just for the entertainment value, have the Jets draft Geno and then keep Tebow.

  6. brassknuckles47 says: Apr 26, 2013 2:17 PM

    This is the SECOND time the knuckleheads at NYJ have told of their draft intentions. Yesterday they lost out on Travon Austin because of the headcoaches big mouth. So, good luck on this one, too, Jets fans.

  7. jetsfan67 says: Apr 26, 2013 2:19 PM

    I hope this is a smokescreen. I don’t mind drafting gino but
    Trading up is stupid.

  8. mec693 says: Apr 26, 2013 2:21 PM

    please god do not let the jets take this qb.. get Zac Dysert in the 4th

  9. footballfather says: Apr 26, 2013 2:24 PM

    I’d like to know why the Lions are actively shopping their 2nd round pick. Any explanation? It just doesn’t make sense to me. Am I missing something?

  10. nfloracle says: Apr 26, 2013 2:26 PM

    Sanchez, Tebow, and now Geno Smith. Talk about a Ménage à trois with nothing but disaster potential. Geno Smith seems to be Cam Newton II, at least the way he’s been acting the past 36 hours.

  11. birdsflynorth206 says: Apr 26, 2013 2:31 PM

    Philly make the trade and get some extra picks, and wait till next year for a qb

  12. GenXJay says: Apr 26, 2013 2:31 PM

    That explains his quick turn around back to New York.
    Dudes got nice toes.

  13. helix828 says: Apr 26, 2013 2:32 PM

    The way this dude sulks like a baby when things don’t go right? We already have one of those on the bench,thanks.

  14. nyyjetsknicks says: Apr 26, 2013 2:34 PM

    Fun fact: The Jets (NHL) and the Jets (NFL) were eliminated from the playoffs last night.

  15. threefeetaway says: Apr 26, 2013 2:37 PM

    Isn’t one of Geno’s criticisms that he fumbles, how will he be any different from Sanchez?

  16. andyreidsskinnyjeans says: Apr 26, 2013 2:38 PM

    Chip dont take him! Get secondary, dline, or te help

  17. dmravens says: Apr 26, 2013 2:39 PM

    Wish Jets realized how much they love Smith yesterday and gave additional picks to the Ravens for #32.

  18. fonetiklee says: Apr 26, 2013 2:43 PM

    If we go by your own mock draft (LOL), shouldn’t the Jets be trying to get in front of the Eagles at 35?

  19. rkt4mayor says: Apr 26, 2013 2:43 PM

    I just don’t buy that Rex Ryan wants serious competition for his man crush Mark Sanchez.

    All Rex will do is draft a QB in the 5th round to pretend that he wants “competition” at the QB position.

    But, he really only wants Sanchise.

    His tattoo says it all…

  20. thesteelers says: Apr 26, 2013 2:45 PM

    Still better than Sanchez, but not by much.

  21. bobby2478 says: Apr 26, 2013 2:45 PM

    There will be a MAJOR run on offensive skill players at the beginning of the 2nd round. QB’s, WR’s and RB’s. Supply and demand would say teams at the top of the 2nd round could clean house with potential trade down offers.

    And this is PRECISELY why it was wise for the Vikes to trade up yesterday into the end of round 1 and get the guy they wanted, Patterson, even if at the time they paid a premium. There was no guarantee he would have made it to round 2, and they very well could have ended up paying even MORE by waiting after you figure all the demand for the top picks in round 2. The Vikes were at the end of round 2, with all the other offers they might have really had to sweeten the pot to leapfrog all other suitors.

  22. @HowdyDoobie says: Apr 26, 2013 2:45 PM

    I don’t think Sanchez or Geno Smith are smart enough to excel at QB. I think Barkley would be a better fit at 39. He was a 4 year starter at USC.

  23. seaeagle707 says: Apr 26, 2013 2:46 PM

    The Jets need a quarterback? Wow, whatcha don’t know. Don’t youse guys from Joisey already have that Mr Tebow, and that stud from USC,……uhh,…..Sanforize,….or somethin’ like that? So how many more QB’s could ya need? Bet youse thinks this Smith is gonna be like DangeRuss, doncha? Ain’t gonna happen. Capiche?

  24. green41563 says: Apr 26, 2013 2:47 PM

    nfloracle says:
    Apr 26, 2013 2:26 PM
    Sanchez, Tebow, and now Geno Smith. Talk about a Ménage à trois with nothing but disaster potential. Geno Smith seems to be Cam Newton II, _________________________________

    Cam Newton II? You mean a guy who averages 4,000 yards passing, 700 yards rushing, and 30 touchdowns a season?

    Yeah, I agree: that’s a real disaster. Stay away! I mean, admittedly he puts up huge numbers on a terrible team and has had two of the best seasons to start a career in NFL history, but I’m not going to put up with a guy who wears a weird sweater now and then or makes a weird comment in a presser.

    I don’t care how many Super Bowls he wins. Give me Mark Sanchez instead.

  25. ricardorobertasq says: Apr 26, 2013 2:48 PM

    Only the offense bankrupt Jets would use TWO first round picks on defense! You have to score to win the game fellas.

  26. calebsullivan says: Apr 26, 2013 2:51 PM

    This doesn’t make sense. I think Geno will be a good pro, but Rex Ryan is a dead man walking and won’t be back next year. So why draft a QB now? The new HC next year is going to want his guy and not a QB he inherited.

  27. green41563 says: Apr 26, 2013 2:51 PM

    seaeagle707 says:
    Apr 26, 2013 2:46 PM
    The Jets need a quarterback? Wow, whatcha don’t know. Don’t youse guys from Joisey already have that Mr Tebow, and that stud from USC,……uhh,…..Sanforize,….or somethin’ like that? So how many more QB’s could ya need? Bet youse thinks this Smith is gonna be like DangeRuss, doncha? Ain’t gonna happen. Capiche?
    _________________________________

    You should come to our draft afterparty in Jersey. I have some guys who’d love to hear your impression.

  28. kgun80 says: Apr 26, 2013 2:51 PM

    Thank you NY Jets.. As a Bills fan. I needed a laugh

  29. cassrangers says: Apr 26, 2013 2:53 PM

    Stop teasing that poor kid. You know nobody wants him till round 4 at the earliest. :D

  30. helix828 says: Apr 26, 2013 2:57 PM

    seaeagle707

    That was literally the worst imitation of anything, ever.

  31. cmich2006 says: Apr 26, 2013 2:57 PM

    If the Jets were interested at 13 they would’ve moved up into the end of the first round to get him

  32. dlk47823 says: Apr 26, 2013 3:00 PM

    Is that actually an Eagle fan making fun of the Jets Qb’s? Good luck with another year of epic failure with the dog killer! dream team…….more like a nightmare of underacheving punks!

  33. catquick says: Apr 26, 2013 3:02 PM

    I thought they loved Nassib? What tattoo did Rex get?

  34. logisticalvoices says: Apr 26, 2013 3:03 PM

    Just noticed that the highlight show on the “other network” has the buttfumble as the worst play of week for the past 21 weeks in a row. Hilarious.

  35. Uptown Murf says: Apr 26, 2013 3:09 PM

    @helix828 – yeah bc a KID showing his displeasure I’d suck a horrible thing. He didn’t throw a tantrum, he was just obviously sad. The biggest moment of your life is being shown on national tv, and it turns out to be an embarrassing moment for couch potatoes like yourself. You have no idea how you’d react, I’m sure you’ve been upset a time out your in your life, you just weren’t sitting on national tv when it happened..You guys kill me with this stuff. He’s a human not a robot man. It’s ok to sulk..

  36. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 26, 2013 3:16 PM

    geno smith draft days just got worse, the jets want him

  37. footballfan80 says: Apr 26, 2013 3:30 PM

    green41563:

    Original poster is right, Cam Newton is a bad QB. You can post meaningless statistics, but the bottom line is he doesnt win games and he pads his stats and makes his overall season look good at the end of the season when the Panthers are already out of contention and have nothing to play for.

  38. rcali says: Apr 26, 2013 3:33 PM

    Wait to get a QB later, this guy is not going to save the franchise. Too many other holes to fill. Need O-Line, TE, and Safety help.

  39. @Cereal_22 says: Apr 26, 2013 3:34 PM

    Rex Ryan loves being in the headlines not a good quality for NFL coaches

  40. rkt4mayor says: Apr 26, 2013 3:44 PM

    catquick says:
    Apr 26, 2013 3:02 PM
    I thought they loved Nassib? What tattoo did Rex get?

    —————————————————-
    Answer: Rex got a disturbingly Freudian tattoo of his wife wearing a Mark Sanchez jersey…and nothing else.

    Imagine if you had a coworker and you decided to get a tat of your wife looking sexy…in your coworker’s clothes.

    Or if your supervisor had his wife looking sexy wearing your favorite shirt.

    Would this cause you to pause or would you think nothing of it?

  41. normaneinstein7 says: Apr 26, 2013 3:54 PM

    If Geno is drafted by the Jets, hopefully he won’t wipe a booger on his teammate.

  42. bloomingtonindy says: Apr 26, 2013 3:54 PM

    Jets, this NEEDS to happen!

    Roy Munson

  43. bobby2478 says: Apr 26, 2013 3:56 PM

    This is an honest question, so try not to jump off the deep end here.

    No matter the qb, whether it be Wilson, Kaepernick, RG3, Newton, Smith, etc, there is a LARGE percentage of people who rip on them and say they are nothing like Brady, Brees or Manning. You NEVER here the same criticism of Brady, Brees or Manning, as a vast majority of people think they are great QBs.

    So even with the success that Wilson, Kaepernick, RG3 and Newton have shown, they ALL have more then their fair share of sceptics and doubters (except their team’s fans obviously).

    Now the question: Can you honestly name 1 black QB who DOESN’T have a sizeable share of critics and doubters? I can’t think of one ever. Just an honest question, not trying to trigger a racism debate.

  44. doclolly says: Apr 26, 2013 3:58 PM

    marty mornhinweg made michael vick look amazing he probably could the same with Geno

    That being said the jets need to fix their oline before they even think about getting a Qb because Geno would have to be running for his life

  45. shinedown37 says: Apr 26, 2013 3:59 PM

    Yeah I can see why they’d want Geno the white guy couldn’t get it done, time for Change.

  46. shinedown37 says: Apr 26, 2013 4:01 PM

    This is an honest question, so try not to jump off the deep end here.

    No matter the qb, whether it be Wilson, Kaepernick, RG3, Newton, Smith, etc, there is a LARGE percentage of people who rip on them and say they are nothing like Brady, Brees or Manning. You NEVER here the same criticism of Brady, Brees or Manning, as a vast majority of people think they are great QBs.

    So even with the success that Wilson, Kaepernick, RG3 and Newton have shown, they ALL have more then their fair share of sceptics and doubters (except their team’s fans obviously).

    Now the question: Can you honestly name 1 black QB who DOESN’T have a sizeable share of critics and doubters? I can’t think of one ever. Just an honest question, not trying to trigger a racism debate.

    Doug Williams.

  47. seaeagle707 says: Apr 26, 2013 4:05 PM

    dlk47823-Nope, not a fan of the team in the Linc. Try the Clink. I explained the diff once this week, but PFT deleted it. If this one sees the light of day, consider yourself informed.

    To those gentlemen who invited me to their draft party, its about 5-1/2 hours in the Lear. Would I still make it?

    GO HAWKS!!!

  48. ghelba2 says: Apr 26, 2013 4:06 PM

    I would be so upset if the Jets drafted Geno because he would be wasted in NY. The Jets are in such disarray they don’t know what they want or who they want can’t blame Revis for taking the 1st bus out of dodge. Geno needs to go with someone who will use his talents for a long time to come

  49. nobreak1269 says: Apr 26, 2013 4:09 PM

    God-please save the Jets from themselves-and have some other team pick Ge-NO before them.

  50. bobby2478 says: Apr 26, 2013 4:15 PM

    God-please save the Jets from themselves-and have some other team pick Ge-NO before them.
    ===============================

    The guy can’t be any WORSE than “The Sanchize”, and they wasted a 1st rounder on him.

  51. bigbluelou says: Apr 26, 2013 4:15 PM

    This team does not need a QB right now. They need to get weapons on offense. you know since they never addressed it in last year’s draft.

  52. eastcoastninerfan says: Apr 26, 2013 4:17 PM

    Definitely not a black v. white issue. But it’s a new school v. old school thing.

    These new young, dynamic quarterbacks aren’t what we’re accustomed to seeing so we argue that our preference is a pure pocket passer. Allow this style of play to continue to progress and everyone will come around eventually.

    We unfortunately compare them to these HOF players (Brady, Brees or Manning), which is sad…because that’s like predicting the next Michael Jordan.

    The media should simply compare them to other young pocket passers so it doesn’t appear so biased against these guys.

    It’s the exact same argument Niner fans heard during the Joe Montana v. Steve Young debate…minus the race card.

    Love ya, Colin!!!!!!!!!

  53. ninersreciognizebch says: Apr 26, 2013 4:26 PM

    I dont know or care about race of a quaterback jets if you want this guy just send your 2014 1st round pick & 4 fourth round picks to san francisco 49ers dont let philly under cut you just pay the ransom or you can stick with butt fumble

  54. bobby2478 says: Apr 26, 2013 4:31 PM

    Definitely not a black v. white issue. But it’s a new school v. old school thing.
    ========================

    Interesting point of view. It very well could be people being used to the conventional “statue” pocket QB, and that being their frame of reference for a “true” NFL QB.

    And of course most of the new mobile QB’s tend to be predominantly black, so that would fall along those lines. And there aren’t any 100% pocket passers who are black, they all have a mobile aspect to their game, as to a growing number of white QB’s (Ponder, Locker, who both happen to have their fair share of criticism too).

    So very good point. Of course should Ponder and Locker suddenly become widely respected while being mobile, and Wilson, Kaepernick, or Newton continue to be ridiculed, then that would disprove it.

  55. nobreak1269 says: Apr 26, 2013 4:33 PM

    Cut all your defensive players-draft all defensive players.Positive PROOF Woody is more interested in saving money than paying players who perform.

  56. lrjets says: Apr 26, 2013 4:33 PM

    @Seaeagle.

    Isn’t this fun as a rainy day activity for you?
    Beats sitting in a Starbucks.

    You ain’t a dynasty yet.

  57. dlk47823 says: Apr 26, 2013 4:36 PM

    Jets are just smokescreening with Geno….Garrard will challenge for the job as a proven NFL starter (same career stats as Flacco)
    Jets did not want Austin in the division and forced the Rams to move up so he wouldn’t go to Buffalo.
    I’d like to see Lacy in rd 2, than an interior lineman or TE in 3. Jets have 2 pro-bowlers on the line in Mangold and Ferguson an added Colon
    (Ben’s favorite lineman)thru free-agency. Line not in bad shape at all with 1 more addition. D-line will be a handful with option of 4-3 with 4 quality young athletes up front. 3 # 1′s and a 2.
    Signed Barnes at LB from SD with 14 sacks in past 2 seasons. Also re-signed Pace on the cheap.
    If you’re paying attention, most of the “holes” have been filled.
    But I know its more fun to be inaccurate than to pay attention. keep hatin’!

  58. nobreak1269 says: Apr 26, 2013 4:38 PM

    My LOVE for the JETS is eroding quickly-and leaving a black hole filled with bitterness and disgustedness.

  59. spideysdog says: Apr 26, 2013 4:42 PM

    bobby,

    RGIII, Russell Wilson and Kaepernick don’t have a large amount of criticism. Kaepernick is not refined, yet. The only knock on Wilson is his height. The only knock on RGIII is he doesn’t predict himself. comparing them to Manning, Brady or Brees is moronic. those three are Super Bowl winning qbs who are sure fire hall of fame qbs.

    this whole racial thing is a flipping joke and weak as hell. it’s a pathetic crutch by weak minded people. everybody says African American qbs are criticized? yes, cause Ponder, Sanchez, Romo, Alex Smith, Brady Quinn, Brandon Wheeden, Matt Cassell, jay Cutler and even two time super bowl champion Eli manning don’t have a large list of detracters and criticism?

    yeah, ok. but l

  60. nobreak1269 says: Apr 26, 2013 4:44 PM

    I WILL hold on just a little longer-but if the Jets pick Geno I’m having a bonfire with ALL my Jets stuff IN IT TONIGHT!

  61. tigerlilac says: Apr 26, 2013 4:45 PM

    These “Jets want” stories are getting old.

  62. tigerlilac says: Apr 26, 2013 4:50 PM

    “Jets are just smokescreening with Geno….
    Jets did not want Austin in the division and forced the Rams to move up so he wouldn’t go to Buffalo….If you’re paying attention, most of the ‘holes’ have been filled.”

    So, the world not only revolves around the Jets, they also control an invisible hand that makes other teams do exactly what the Jets want. No wonder the Jets win their division every year.

  63. neupower says: Apr 26, 2013 4:58 PM

    This would make my day!!!!Please draft this guy Rex. Miami’s secondary is weak and could use some easy INTs.

  64. fordmandalay says: Apr 26, 2013 5:21 PM

    Watching Geno pout live on ESPN yesterday raised huge red flags to me. If this is how he reacts to not getting drafted as high as he expected, WTF would he do when the NY media and fans start to unload on him for poor play? Vince Young 2.0.

  65. 13arod says: Apr 26, 2013 5:22 PM

    knew it

  66. 13arod says: Apr 26, 2013 5:23 PM

    the jags are waving their pick to get tebow hopefully

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