Geno Smith on verge of joining Giants, source says

Beth Cruz
March 18, 2017

With a physical pending, former Jets quarterback Geno Smith is expected to be the newest member of the New York Football Giants. He is also recovering from a torn ACL that he suffered in October.

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Johnson's agent, Doug Hendrickson, shared the news on his Twitter account earlier today.

If Smith signs, the 26-year-old would join Brandon Marshall and Damon Harrison as former Jets-turned Giants.


The Jets, meanwhile, looked like an increasingly likely option for Smith despite the original consensus that the two sides would part ways. He spent four seasons with the New York Jets, accumulating 5,962 yards, 28 touchdowns, and 36 interceptions. He lost his starting job before the 2015 season after the now infamous punch thrown by then-teammate I.K. Enemkpali.

Oddly enough, Smith's disappointing career started abruptly in part because of the Giants. Johnson was a Giants backup in 2016, serving mostly as a third-string player.

Over the last two years, Smith has dropped back just 62 times, accruing 0.05 Passing Net Expected Points per drop back. The other quarterbacks on the roster for now include Ryan Nassib, Josh Johnson and Keith Wenning. Taking a flier on him is arguably a better decision than overspending in what is a lackluster crop of free-agent quarterbacks. He actually hasn't thrown a completed pass since 2011, just bouncing around the league and playing in camp and preseason. Nassib signed a 4-year, $2.6 million contract with the Giants in 2013.

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