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Geno Smith narrows agent options to three


With plenty of negative articles coming out in recent days about Jets quarterback Geno Smith, he’d benefit from an agent who can bend and/or chew on the ears of the folks who are writing bad things about the agent’s client.

But Smith, who fired Select Sports Group last week, currently is unrepresented.  That status could change soon, now that the mandatory five-day waiting period for hiring a replacement has expired.

The finalists for the job, we’re told, are Rick Smith of Priority Sports, David Dunn of Athletes First, and Joel Segal.

Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports reported over the weekend that meetings will be held with the candidates on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Segal, who represents former West Virginia receiver Tavon Austin, was believed to be a finalist for the original representation of Smith.

Dunn represents Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, which could make for an awkward situation, to say the least.  If Smith truly had concerns about Select Sports Group clients Kevin Kolb signing with the Bills and Chase Daniel signing with the Chiefs (two of Smith’s possible first-round destinations), it’s hard to imagine Smith hiring the guy who represents the guy with whom Smith will be directly competing for the starting job.

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44 Responses to “Geno Smith narrows agent options to three”
  1. papasbasement says: May 6, 2013 11:16 AM

    Usually, I’m happy to see the Jets fail because of Sanchez or Ryan. It’ll be nice to root for their demise for a new reason.

  2. dasportsninja says: May 6, 2013 11:16 AM

    Hire me Geno. I will charge you half of what these other guys do an have the best advise available. Shut your mouth, work your tail off and produce on the field. All the money, glory and fame will follow.

  3. scoops1 says: May 6, 2013 11:18 AM

    Which ever agent can do tie a tie for Geno is his guy….

    God knows his mom will not be there all time to do his tie for him

  4. packerman1968 says: May 6, 2013 11:18 AM

    Does not matter who his agent is . A long as they can change a adult size diaper.

  5. granadafan says: May 6, 2013 11:18 AM

    Hopefully Geno will grow up and listen to the agents’ advice instead of his entourage.

  6. breakyourballz says: May 6, 2013 11:22 AM

    Is this really news? Who cares…

  7. filthymcnasty1 says: May 6, 2013 11:23 AM

    I thought all the QB divas signed with Bus Cook.

  8. joetoronto says: May 6, 2013 11:27 AM

    And the “winner” ends up being the loser.

  9. rpiotr01 says: May 6, 2013 11:28 AM

    He’ll just wind up firing David Dunn when his second round rookie contract isn’t up to snuff with Aaron Rodgers’.

  10. rex1979 says: May 6, 2013 11:33 AM

    Which agent is the best at restructuring one year deals?

  11. philobetto2013 says: May 6, 2013 11:35 AM

    Must be related to Tebow with all this wasted publicity!!

  12. butterstone84 says: May 6, 2013 11:41 AM

    hasnt taken a single snap in the NFL yet, but i can already tell how this kids career is going to end.

  13. steelforce43 says: May 6, 2013 11:41 AM

    You are getting paid what you get paid Geno deal with it. He could make this deal own his own. I.E. Elam with the Ravens.

  14. packerbackernj says: May 6, 2013 11:48 AM

    The Decision 2013

  15. saxmachine69 says: May 6, 2013 11:48 AM

    You know it’s a slow day in football when this is considered NFL news

  16. alecanthony says: May 6, 2013 11:52 AM

    Geno Smith is the perfect clown for the New York Jets circus

  17. jetblackninja says: May 6, 2013 11:53 AM

    This kid is going to be a disaster. I thought the trade up for Sanchez was a joke, then the Tebow thing… now this.

    Are the Jets even trying?

  18. corkspop says: May 6, 2013 11:59 AM

    Dear Geno, You don’t need an agent. You need a role model. Try this one: Peyton Manning. Copy his attitude and work ethic. Go ahead…. try it for a while……………

  19. upgrayedddd says: May 6, 2013 12:05 PM

    This is the only news Jets fans will have the entire year…. its all depressing after this haha

  20. jacunn2000 says: May 6, 2013 12:08 PM

    I wonder if he was on Twitter and emailing his pals during the meetings?

  21. sportnorcal says: May 6, 2013 12:12 PM

    Doomed before he even starts his career.

    It’s obvious his priorities are too far out of whack. Also explains why he dropped so far.

  22. digitalsasquatch says: May 6, 2013 12:20 PM

    For some unknown reason, I already don’t care about this guy.

  23. pleasantsurpriselefty says: May 6, 2013 12:44 PM

    Drew “next question” Rosenhaus should be the guy. He has the most experience dealing with delusional divas. Look what he did for T.O. Oh wait, never mind.

  24. thesteelers says: May 6, 2013 12:48 PM

    G-E-N-O — Bust, Bust, Bust!

  25. theprocessoflosingmymind says: May 6, 2013 1:06 PM

    Avoid this guy like the plague. He is the reincarnation of Vince Young. It would serve the team best if they didnt sign him at all. His hassle and distraction outweigh any potential he may have.

  26. mogogo1 says: May 6, 2013 1:11 PM

    I can’t recall ever hearing before who the finalists were to be somebody’s agent. And the unnamed source couldn’t possibly be one of the three “finalists” could it?

  27. dbfan4ever says: May 6, 2013 1:46 PM

    I used to wonder why the media and other “unnamed sources” seem to love to tear people down all the time. Then I come to a site like this one and I realize why the do these things. They are just giving all the jerks out there what they want! I guess it is “cool” in today’s day and age to tear others down. So the kid needs to mature some big deal he is in his early twenties. I know a lot of people that are in their 40s that are just as immature if not more so!

  28. 69finfan says: May 6, 2013 1:48 PM

    Take your pick, Larry, Curly or Moe

  29. shif716 says: May 6, 2013 2:17 PM

    EJ Manuel whispered in his ear you mad bro

  30. northstarnic says: May 6, 2013 2:25 PM

    Hmmm… fascinating.

  31. patriots123456 says: May 6, 2013 2:55 PM

    I hope he picks an agent who promtly quits because he wasn’t drafted as the #1 agent, and he wasn’t selected on the first day.

  32. therealpittbull says: May 6, 2013 3:33 PM

    Geno better worry more about the playbook, than an agent that won’t be able to get him one red cent if he fails. The kid is already behind the 8 ball, with reports coming in daily, about work ethic, leadership, and other nonsense. Go play, and the rest will come in for you.

  33. citiciti says: May 6, 2013 3:35 PM

    This guy has BUST written all over him.

  34. eatitfanboy says: May 6, 2013 3:36 PM

    rpiotr01 says:
    May 6, 2013 11:28 AM
    He’ll just wind up firing David Dunn when his second round rookie contract isn’t up to snuff with Aaron Rodgers’.

    Aaron Rodgers was a first round draft pick

  35. latenightroach says: May 6, 2013 3:48 PM

    Then he’ll fire his new agent when he doesn’t beat out Sanchez for the starting job.

  36. edgarh21 says: May 6, 2013 3:50 PM

    I wonder if he hires the guy who texts the most while the interview is going on, or updates their twitter.

    Geno is a clown. Glad he went to the Jets.

  37. robertocfg says: May 6, 2013 3:53 PM

    Well, he has more agent than receiving options.

  38. edgarh21 says: May 6, 2013 4:01 PM

    G-Oh-No Smith

  39. rezdawg says: May 6, 2013 4:25 PM

    He’ll just wind up firing David Dunn when his second round rookie contract isn’t up to snuff with Aaron Rodgers’.
    Aaron Rodgers was a first round draft pick


    Doesnt matter where Aaron Rodgers was drafted, that was irrelevant to the point the guy was trying to make.

  40. annes22 says: May 6, 2013 5:07 PM

    Another circus with this guy’s agent now. What else
    is going to happen??

  41. cmdrsmooth says: May 6, 2013 5:20 PM

    Sounds like Idzik and Woody are giving the young kid sound advice. Don’t rush to hire anyone, interview accordingly without outside pressure to rush a decision.

    Geno sounds like a man making smart thorough decisions. Good work!

  42. gdeli says: May 6, 2013 6:06 PM

    Mom dad and grandma

  43. bearflagfan says: May 6, 2013 6:24 PM

    He should hire Jay-Z/CAA. CAA has the experience to get him a good contract, Jay-Z is probably one of a handful of people in the world who could properly keep Smith’s outsized ego in check.

  44. lscratchingthesurface says: May 6, 2013 6:36 PM

    I’m so glad Geno Smith was never drafted by my team! All the pouting and promise of playoffs by this diva.. We got the right Smith, Alex Smith!!!

    Geno look forward to seeing more of that pout you’ve become famous for! Too bad football will be a distant runner-up to your love of being a baby!!!

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