Many league insiders believe it’s a foregone conclusion that new Jets quarterback Geno Smith will hire Priority Sports as his new agency for NFL representation. And one of Priority’s most recent hires was former Jets G.M. Mike Tannenbaum.
While Tannenbaum plans to focus his efforts on the representation of coaches, his long-time ties to the Jets add a layer of intrigue to the possible representation of Smith by the firm with which Tannenbaum works.
Of course, that could be good intrigue or not-so-good intrigue, depending upon the depth to which the New York media since its teeth into the various possible angles and story lines flowing from the unexpected connection between the man deemed ultimately responsible for the franchise’s current mess and the man who will be counted upon to help turn the team around.
The connection arguably has little or no relevance to Smith’s career with the Jets. But the inevitable disconnect between reality and perception could result in the unlikely alliance taking on a life of its own, even if Tannenbaum never has any direct or indirect role in the representation of Smith.