Giants Should Steer Clear Of Former Jets Quarterback, Current Free Agent Geno Smith

March 11, 2017

By Reid McEvoy

 

Geno Smith, the former New York Jets quarterback and current free agent, is visiting with the New York Giants Saturday. Obviously, the job interview is only for the backup role, with Eli Manning firmly entrenched as Big Blue's starter, but the visit is interesting nonetheless.

 

Smith, a man coming off an interesting few years, played his last full season in 2014, where he and the Jets went 4-12. His IK Enemkpali-induced injury in 2015, coupled with Ryan Fitzpatrick’s rise in his absence, made Smith into a joke.

 

But the Giants, based on the visit, are hoping that changes, especially if the two sides come to an agreement in the coming hours and days, if at all.

 

The Giants are in the market for a backup, as they currently have a void on the depth chart. Former backup Ryan Nassib is a free agent and Keith Wenning, who has no regular season experience, isn't likely to fill that role. So, in theory, the flirtation with Smith makes sense for the Giants.

 

The Jets, however, seemed to have a burden lifted when they didn't have to trot Smith on the field as the team's starter the past two years. So, why would things change if he was forced onto the field for the Giants?

 

Smith, unfortunately for him, became a New York laughing stock on top of being a below average quarterback, and he doesn’t seem like a good fit with the cross-town Giants. Of course, coach Ben McAdoo and the Giants invited him, so maybe they see something we all don't. Hopefully it doesn't turn into anything concrete.

 

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