Geno Smith Cans Agents after Being Drafted by Jets

Published on 1-May-2013 by Stacey Mickles

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Geno Smith Cans Agents after Being Drafted by Jets

If you watched Geno Smith at the NFL Draft last week, you knew after the embarrassment he suffered that heads might roll.

Well, heads did roll. Smith got rid of his agents because he wasn't picked in the first round like he was told. The sports agency who used to represent Smith, Select Sports Group, released this statement:

“We worked tirelessly for Geno Smith and all of our draft prospects. The NFL Draft is unpredictable, and we prepared Geno and all of our draft prospects, as we do every year, about what can happen during the draft. Not only did we tell him that what transpired on the first day of the draft was possible, the question of whether Geno would be a first- or second-round pick was arguably the most talked about subject in the three months leading up to the draft. We wish Geno the best.

Yeah, right.

Smith's camp said it's more than not being picked in the first round that ticked off the former West Virginia Mountaineer quarterback, it's the bad advice they gave him.

His former agents told him not to participate in the Senior Bowl, where he wanted to play and could have helped his draft stock. He is also supposedly upset that his agents did better jobs of helping quarterbacks Chase Daniel and Kevin Kolb find new teams.

But let's be real here, folks, Smith is probably more upset that he landed with the New York Jets.

Before the draft, rumors had it that the Eagles may have been interested in him, so for Smith to not only fall out of the first round but to land with the Jets, of all teams, his agency is lucky that's all he did was fire them!