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.