Steve Smith the Giant could be looking for a giant payday

nfl_smith_250.jpgAs the original Steve Smith begins to fade from NFL prominence, the other Steve Smith continues to make a name for himself as the top receiver with the New York Giants.

According to Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal, Smith recently has hired agenting powerhouse CAA to handle his contractual situation.

Smith, a second-round pick in 2007, is signed through 2010, at a base salary this year of $550,000.  The move could be regarded as a sign that Smith will be asking for the team to lock him up for the long term, given the absence as of March 5 of a salary cap.

In 2009, Smith caught 107 passes for 1,220 yards and seven touchdowns.  He played in every game, starting 15.

21 responses to “Steve Smith the Giant could be looking for a giant payday

  1. Hell yeah! Pay the man. I think he’s worth it! Classy guy, not arrogant, plays his heart out and no off the field Bullshyt.

  2. Might as well go for that payday now in the uncapped year, with a lockout looming, when else?

  3. As a fan of a team (Dolphins) without a WR who is capable of 100 catch season, Smith needs to be locked up after performing so well on a 2nd round contract.
    Hopefully for all involved the process goes smooth and a fair deal gets done.

  4. Sign this guy. Give him a decent long-term deal. 5 years or whatever. Play a little hard ball to not break the bank but do a fair deal to get it out of the way. We want this guy around for the long haul. Best NYG receiver since Amani. (Plax don’t count as a one-year wonder).

  5. Hey do what it takes he is clutch in third and long
    He and Easy E seem to be clicking he is a keeper
    Also not a diva nor a thug

  6. You almost have to pay him. He has been nothing but great since his rookie year. With him and Hakeem Nick starting next season they should be fine. What the Giants really need to do is shore up there sorry defense. If healthy I can see the Giants making a run to the SB. They’d be stupid not to grab Darren Sharper if the Saints dont franchise him.

  7. Pay the man, he has shined a little, let him eat steak too, the Maras don’t only eat hamburgers.

  8. hey Florio, u boys meets world, harvey levin lovin midget…Steve Smith of the Carolina Panther puts up 900 yards receiving with a QB who is as accurate as Jemarcus Russell and had 7 TDs the same amount as Steve Smith of the Giants
    check out his history before u have to pull your ass out of your mouth…again
    Steve Smith of the Giants had one great year and u already want to have his kids

  9. This asshole told all the Green Bay fans to go F themselves and spat at them and on the 50th Anniversary of Lambeau Field logo after the NFC Championship game. As if they ever said anything about him (or even paid attention to him). An absolutely classless piece of trash.

  10. This asshole told all the Green Bay fans to go F themselves and spat at them and on the 50th Anniversary of Lambeau Field logo after the NFC Championship game. As if they ever said anything about him (or even paid attention to him). An absolutely classless piece of trash.

  11. Whats ur deal Florio? always hatin.. 89 is not any way “fading”. If he didnt break his arm in the touchdown catch against the G-men, he would have played the following week, got 15 yards, then reached 1000 yrds again..
    You seriously have no clue what your talkin about dude.. I gaurantee you that 31 teams in the NFL would rather have 89 than the other Smith.

  12. Hey Charisma I am sure the GB fans were treating him well right
    Thats the best part of smith no one pays him any attention he just goes out and catches the passes gets the yards and that is all he does.
    What ever smith may have did was nothing compared to the dump Brett took in lamebo that day

  13. @Charisma, I’d love to see you back that up with some real proof (makes one wonder if its the Panthers Smith).
    This Steve Smith is THE Steve smith, the other one is just an ass.

  14. Yea they should lock up Mr. 1st Down for as many years as they gave Eli. Those 2 have been on the same page since Smith got there in 07.

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