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Geno Smith plans to sign with the Giants

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Quarterback Geno Smith will sign with the Giants, ESPN reported Friday.

Smith, 26, started one game for the Jets last season but suffered a torn ACL during that game. He lost his starting job before the 2015 season after the now infamous punch thrown by then-teammate I.K. Enemkpali. Smith started all 16 games as a rookie in 2013 and started 13 games in 2014 for the Jets.

Smith visited the Giants last weekend. There were rumors that other teams had shown interest, but as long as Smith passes a physical he’ll sign with the Giants.

The Giants also agreed to a deal with quarterback Josh Johnson on Friday. Smith suffered the torn ACL last October, and it’s unclear if he’ll be ready to compete for a roster spot at the beginning of training camp.

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  1. whatjusthapped says: Mar 17, 2017 11:53 AM

    I’ll bet the Giant’s locker room is looking forward to welcoming this clown to town.

  2. joetoronto says: Mar 17, 2017 11:55 AM

    You know the QB situation in the NFL is dire when Geno Smith and EJ Manuel get signed.

  3. schultzbrigade says: Mar 17, 2017 11:55 AM

    Thank goodness he didn’t sign with Cleveland, I didn’t want the Browns to go from 1-15 to 0-16.

  4. bighoser says: Mar 17, 2017 11:56 AM

    NY Giants plan: Eli stay healthy!
    Usually that’s a good bet but he’s no spring chicken anymore.

  5. kwjsb says: Mar 17, 2017 11:58 AM

    Why??

  6. urmomsmyho says: Mar 17, 2017 11:58 AM

    JPP the most likely defensive player to serve Geno a knuckle sandwich!

    I’ll be here all week!

  7. magnumpimustache says: Mar 17, 2017 12:02 PM

    Now I really hope the Giants make it to the super bowl….

    – Pats Fans

    We all know that God is a Pat’s fan but the two losses to the Giants was used to test our faith.

    Round three will be our redemption

  8. cletuspstillwaterjr says: Mar 17, 2017 12:05 PM

    I know a lot of people don’t believe Eli is an elite quarterback but he has two rings and knows the game better than most. If Geno checks his ego at the door and keeps his mouth shut he has an opportunity to learn and grow a lot.

  9. artliedtocleveland says: Mar 17, 2017 12:09 PM

    Giants seem more interested in picking up the Jets trash than winning. Poor Eli! Sad!

  10. donbat67 says: Mar 17, 2017 12:09 PM

    But who’s gonna throw picks for the J.E.T.S ?

  11. exinsidetrader says: Mar 17, 2017 12:10 PM

    Are there no Quarterbacks in the Canadian Football League that need a chance?

  12. jag1959 says: Mar 17, 2017 12:11 PM

    ugh

  13. hamlet423 says: Mar 17, 2017 12:11 PM

    The first thing that will happen when he signs–the media will do a 180 now he is a Giant and talk about his courage and strength after facing so much adversity.

    In all seriousness–he had to move on. His relationship with the Jets was awful and not going to be repaired. He does bear a lot of the responsibility, but he was thrown into a difficult situation with unstable coach/gm. And Manish Mehta.

    Most good QBs do not survive that, and most rookie QBs never develop without appropriate support.

    That being said, I’m curious to see what he can do playing on another team–or not playing most likely.

    His numbers overall are pretty bad, but he is still vastly better than EJ Manuel, the guy drafted ahead of him. And yet the GM that did that still has a job and outlasted 2 coaches since.

  14. grumpysal says: Mar 17, 2017 12:12 PM

    I got a good laugh out of this, then i realized it wasn’t April 1 yet…hahaha, poor Jets.

  15. nhpats says: Mar 17, 2017 12:16 PM

    In other news the Giants have decided to to sign IK Enemkpali to a three month deal….

  16. justintuckrule says: Mar 17, 2017 12:19 PM

    nothing but a camp arm. don’t get your panties in a twist.

  17. bernieknowsfootball says: Mar 17, 2017 12:22 PM

    Thank you N.Y.Giants, I got terminally ill when the Browns even mentioned his name !!!

  18. gmen05 says: Mar 17, 2017 12:24 PM

    As a Giants fan, all I can say is ugh. This guy is a bum – backup QB or not.

  19. intrafinesse says: Mar 17, 2017 12:24 PM

    As a Jets fan, I’m AMAZED that any team would sign Geno Smith.
    He’s atrocious.
    What does he offer?
    His upside is a below average QB. His downside is pick 6’s and 3 and outs.

    I’d rather go with a QB with good form and stats from a small school.
    Geno is a waste of a roster spot and cap money.

  20. mortyglickstein says: Mar 17, 2017 12:29 PM

    Lets all face the facts, if your starter is well established and goes down, 95% of the time your season is over so it’s really not news.

  21. concmike says: Mar 17, 2017 12:30 PM

    And the Jets fans start praying for a better 2018 season of Jets football!!!!!!

  22. eagleswin says: Mar 17, 2017 12:30 PM

    Only 2 people benefitted from that punch :

    1. Enemkpali – he got cut and went to a better team but is now out of work.
    2. Fitzgerald – He was able to fool enough people longe enough to get a 12 mill contract last year.

    In reality that punch set the Jets back 2 years.

  23. 6thsense10 says: Mar 17, 2017 12:31 PM

    “Geno Smith plans to sign with the Giants”

    Do the Giants know about his plans?

  24. nard100 says: Mar 17, 2017 12:31 PM

    I can’t imagine this will be the only qb signing prior to camp and they will probably draft a qb in the later rounds as well. I expect Geno to be cut prior to the 2017 season. No harm in trying him out or using him as a “camp arm”.

  25. tangotwo22 says: Mar 17, 2017 12:33 PM

    For what meal money? He might have some physical talent but he is beyond being an idiot. I am sure the back up guys in NY are sleeping comfortably .

  26. chefjon81 says: Mar 17, 2017 12:35 PM

    artliedtocleveland says:
    Mar 17, 2017 12:09 PM
    Giants seem more interested in picking up the Jets trash than winning. Poor Eli! Sad!

    ———————————————————————

    Hmm, Damon Harrison last year, who was probably the Giants most consistent front 7 player last season, Brandon Marshall, who should be a top-5 #2 receiver in the league this year, and Geno, who’ll actually have to compete with Johnson just to make the roster.

    Yeah, horrible job picking up the Jets trash.

  27. ricko1112 says: Mar 17, 2017 12:36 PM

    The Jets stable of QBs just got better!

  28. tardisjockey says: Mar 17, 2017 12:39 PM

    hamlet423 said:

    His numbers overall are pretty bad, but he is still vastly better than EJ Manuel, the guy drafted ahead of him. And yet the GM that did that still has a job and outlasted 2 coaches since.
    ________________________________________

    Umm – EJ’s career passer rating is 77.5 vs. 72.4 for Geno. So while they both are terrible, “vastly better” is far from true. Not to mention EJ is a really nice guy, genuinely liked by coaches and teammates, and has never pouted or said one wrong thing. Geno deservedly got punched by a teammate.

  29. dtm1088 says: Mar 17, 2017 12:39 PM

    I like it. Geno will be a solid back up with a chip on his shoulder. Huge upgrade over what the Giants had.

  30. streetyson says: Mar 17, 2017 12:43 PM

    cletuspstillwaterjr says:
    Mar 17, 2017 12:05 PM
    I know a lot of people don’t believe Eli is an elite quarterback but he has two rings..
    —————–
    He’s also been one-&-done 4 times in the playoffs, and those 2 SB years were mediocre early seasons with late hot-streaks, and whilst 2011 was well deserved, 2007 was all luck (and possibly Tyree stickem, according to team-mates). And all the other seasons he was too poor to “carry” his team into January like an elite QB would be expected to often do. He’s also an interception machine. So on many levels he just cannot be the “clutch” guy some fans claim, let alone “elite”. If that 2007 result had gone the other way, he probably would have been dumped after the next 3 poor seasons.

  31. tvguy22 says: Mar 17, 2017 12:43 PM

    Backup QB for the Giants has been an easy job for what, 13 years now?

  32. raiderinva says: Mar 17, 2017 12:46 PM

    Training camp fodder, nothing else. A healthy Ryan Nassib is of far greater value.

  33. QB Film Room says: Mar 17, 2017 12:50 PM

    YAY!

  34. QB Film Room says: Mar 17, 2017 12:51 PM

    Giants QB of Future from November 2017 -2023

  35. steelersarebeliebers says: Mar 17, 2017 12:54 PM

    Pat’s fans always making every article about them. Could learn a thing or two from their teams players and hush once in a while

  36. flipola says: Mar 17, 2017 12:54 PM

    Report: He went to sign on the dotted line but he missed.

  37. unclebluck says: Mar 17, 2017 12:55 PM

    eagleswin says:
    Mar 17, 2017 12:30 PM
    Only 2 people benefitted from that punch :

    1. Enemkpali – he got cut and went to a better team but is now out of work.
    2. Fitzgerald – He was able to fool enough people longe enough to get a 12 mill contract last year.
    ——————————————————————–
    Dude its St Patricks Day!! The least you can do is get the Irishman QB’s name correct……

  38. joshgordonsbong says: Mar 17, 2017 1:00 PM

    God with the backups we’re signing I sincerely hope Eli plans on breaking Farve’s consecutive starts streak…. At least resign Nassib he’s our only hope and that’s saying a lot

  39. goldtooth80 says: Mar 17, 2017 1:25 PM

    Josh Johnson, no Geno Smith??? I doubt Jerry Reese thinks these guys would be the long term answer to replace Eli. This is CLEARLY a smoke screen so that teams dont trade ahead of the giants should Watson, Kiser etc should be avail at that point..

  40. shaggymarrs says: Mar 17, 2017 1:25 PM

    urmomsmyho says:
    Mar 17, 2017 11:58 AM

    JPP the most likely defensive player to serve Geno a knuckle sandwich!

    I’ll be here all week!
    _________________________________________

    It’ll be a little light on knuckles.

  41. walker1191 says: Mar 17, 2017 1:31 PM

    I’ll be curious to see what this guy can do (assuming he makes the team) with better coaching and on a stable franchise.

  42. mikejune says: Mar 17, 2017 1:37 PM

    Good signing by the Giants. Geno had the expected rough rookie season, and injuries have set him back, but his numbers from his last 7 starts have been pretty decent. He’ll be a good backup. This is a huge upgrade from Nassib, who remains unsigned, despite the fact that the man who drafted and coached him for his first 3 NFL seasons, and the guy who coached him in college, are both in Jacksonville.

  43. wahoo21 says: Mar 17, 2017 2:07 PM

    Geno Smith Sucks

  44. bernieknowsfootball says: Mar 17, 2017 2:07 PM

    Bench Eli, start Geno, and go after that #1 pick next year !!!

  45. tyelee says: Mar 17, 2017 2:28 PM

    Geno, much like Manuel, is probably just a camp arm… Both likely on the street come the beginning of the season …

  46. ktimmmtb says: Mar 17, 2017 2:35 PM

    As a Jets fan and Geno hater, this might actually be a mutually beneficial relationship. Geno gets stability, a good organization, good receiving core, and mature teacher in Eli. If he can’t show vats improvement here, he’s the bum he’s always shown himself to be. No more excuses.

  47. paulmauddib says: Mar 17, 2017 2:48 PM

    steelersarebeliebers says:
    Mar 17, 2017 12:54 PM

    Pat’s fans always making every article about them. Could learn a thing or two from their teams players and hush once in a while
    .
    .
    What Pats fans are your referring to? You are the only one who has mentioned the Pats.

  48. nfl fan says: Mar 17, 2017 3:16 PM

    Why?

  49. giantsfan29910 says: Mar 17, 2017 3:17 PM

    I loathe jerry reese

  50. snowdood163 says: Mar 17, 2017 3:30 PM

    paulmauddib says:
    Mar 17, 2017 2:48 PM
    steelersarebeliebers says:
    Mar 17, 2017 12:54 PM

    Pat’s fans always making every article about them. Could learn a thing or two from their teams players and hush once in a while
    .
    .
    What Pats fans are your referring to? You are the only one who has mentioned the Pats.

    .
    .

    Put your eyes on the comments section of literally any story and you’ll find some chowd loser making the story about the pats.

  51. mahimike says: Mar 17, 2017 3:31 PM

    The locker room was lacking cancer.

  52. wib22 says: Mar 17, 2017 3:54 PM

    LOCKER ROOM CANCER

  53. twinfan24 says: Mar 17, 2017 4:07 PM

    Wow! A lot of hate here for Geno. Maybe he just needed a new start. He will likely never be great (and maybe not even very good), but a lot of guys have made long careers out of carrying the clipboard as a #2 with occasional appearances. Guys like Shaun Hill, Matt Cassel, Charlie Whitehurst, Derek Anderson, Josh McCown, and Drew Stanton have all had pretty long careers and most haven’t been a starter for more than maybe 2-3 seasons of that time (if at all).

  54. JJ412 says: Mar 17, 2017 4:12 PM

    Put your eyes on the comments section of literally any story and you’ll find some chowd loser making the story about the pats.
    ———————————————————————

    And just as many Patriots haters using any random story to rag on the Patriots. Welcome to the internet.

  55. trainwrecksryan says: Mar 17, 2017 4:14 PM

    “Geno Smith plans to sign with the Giants”

    That’s great! Which position?

  56. QB Film Room says: Mar 17, 2017 4:16 PM

    Geno won’t be a cancer in NYG. Org structure is not that of a Juco College team like the Jets is

  57. hamlet423 says: Mar 17, 2017 4:18 PM

    Hmm I guess on the numbers Geno Smith and EJ Manuel are a lot closer than I thought.

    It is amazing they went 1-2 in that draft as the first two QBs taken. Ugh.

    Between the two, I would still say Geno has a shot being a backup. I think EJ Manuel has a longer road given he lost his job not due to injury but being really ineffective. He got benched vs the JETS!

  58. whatjusthapped says: Mar 17, 2017 4:19 PM

    All I remember about Geno Smith is how annoying he was at the draft because his name wasn’t called in the first round. Give me a break, in retrospect, he was lucky it was called at all, he would have had more realistic expectations as a undrafted free agent, he’s played like one his whole career.

  59. funshipm174 says: Mar 17, 2017 4:47 PM

    I’m sure Brandon Marshall was jumping for joy when he left the Jets, knowing he got away from Geno, only to have Geno follow him go to the Giants!

  60. brownsfandrinkingmakersmark says: Mar 17, 2017 5:53 PM

    As a Browns’ fan (yes I admit it and drink heavily because of it) – I say “Shewwwww!” We just cut RGIII, we don’t need to sign RGIV…

  61. ak185 says: Mar 17, 2017 8:06 PM

    Y’all are acting like you think he would have kept the job if he didn’t get punched. Geno could have entered the preseason healthy as the proverbial ox and still lost the starting job by September.

  62. smartcollegefootball says: Mar 17, 2017 11:41 PM

    Geno Smith?

    Josh Johnson?

    Really?

    Hey, Giants, I’ve got two words for ya:

    “Tebow Time”

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