Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Reports: Jets QB Geno Smith fires agent
By James Walker
The Geno Smith draft fallout continues.
The latest are reports come from Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal and Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, who write that Smith fired his agents at Select Sports just a few days after the NFL draft.
Smith had an awful draft experience on Thursday night. He was in the green room and waited more than three hours for his name to be called. It never happened. Smith stormed out of the green room after the first round. But he returned for Round 2, where he was taken by the New York Jets with the No. 39 overall pick.
Entering the draft some questioned Smith's maturity. Firing his agents before he throws an NFL pass will add to some of those questions. According to the Daily News, Smith thought he could be the No. 1 overall pick, which turned out to be a pipe dream. By firing his agents, it gives off the impression that Smith is blaming his agents for his stock falling in the draft.
Smith, who will compete for the starting job in New York, must wait five days before hiring his next agent.