The New York Giants will sign former Jets quarterback Geno Smith, barring any set backs during a physical scheduled for Monday, sources say.
Another former Jet is relocating locker rooms in Metlife Stadium. Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that Geno Smith is expected to sign with the New York Giants. The potential deal is contingent upon Smith passing a physical on Monday. The terms of the contract have not been released yet.
Former Jets QB Geno Smith scheduled to take his physical with Giants this weekend, and if it goes well, he would sign Monday, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2017
It looked unlikely that Smith would join the Giants after they re-signed veteran Josh Johnson to a two-year deal. Adding Geno provides competition for the backup spot.
He’s made it known that he still sees himself as a starting quarterback in this league, although he told the NFL Network that he was open to a back up position. He cited injuries for robbing him of the starters reputation. At 26, there is still a possibility that Geno can unearth some potential that the Jets failed to bring out.
His off the field mishaps as a Jet have been wildly reported. The former second round pick was thrown off a plane, missed practice and had his jaw broken by a team mate. Smith’s on the field performance has not faired much better.
In his 33 games played, he has a career completion percentage of 57.9 and has thrown for just 5,962 yards with 28 touchdowns. He’s turned the ball over a total of 43 times in the same span. A change of scenery and winning culture could be the change he needs. For now, he’ll simply have to sit patiently and learn from a two time superbowl MVP, Eli Manning.
Smith won’t be available until August when his rehab for a torn ACL is scheduled to be complete.