Big Blue or Big Green? In an unexpected play, the New York Giants are meeting with former Jet QB Geno Smith.
Eli Manning is not getting any younger and the New York Giants are expected to seek his eventual replacement starting this offseason.
An unexpected name has emerged as a target with sources reporting that for New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith is expected to meet with the team this weekend, via Art Stapleton of The Record.
Expectation is that former #Jets + current FA quarterback Geno Smith will visit with #Giants today, per sources.#NYG
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) March 11, 2017
Both Smith and the New York Jets have not ruled out a return for the quarterback. Although, this option does seem unlikely with the Jets expressing interest in Jay Cutler. The Giants are his first meeting during the free agency period.
Smith, selected in the second round of the 2013 draft, has had various misfortunes throughout his young career. Most notably, he was involved in a locker room fight with IK Enemkpali that left Smith with a broken jaw. He missed 10 weeks of the 2015 season and lost his job to Ryan Fitzpatrick.
If the Giants were to sign Smith, he would not be ready for football activity until August. Smith tore his ACL last year.
Smith’s play on the field has not been much better. In 33 games, Smith has completed 57.9 percent of his passes for 5,962 yards, 28 touchdowns and 36 interceptions. At 26, Smith still has time to get his career on the right track. Maybe a switch to a more competent organization and tutelage from a two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback in Eli Manning is what he needs.