Giants planning to sign ex-Jets' QB Geno Smith

Posted March 18, 2017

After re-signing Josh Johnson, the Giants have reportedly come to terms with former New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith.

Even if that does not work out, the Giants can provide a comfortable situation for Smith to resurrect a career that ended rather inauspiciously with the Jets.

At some point in the relatively near future, the New York Giants will be tasked with replacing Eli Manning.

Signing Smith won't generate a ton of buzz among the Giants fanbase, but it's a low-priced move that could pay nice dividends in the event Smith finally puts everything together.

It was reported earlier in the week that the Giants were meeting with Smith. Coming off the ACL injury, he won't be asked to play in many games assuming Manning's ironman streak continues.

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Smith is a free agent after a tumultuous four-year stint with Gang Green, which included the infamous punch to the face by IK Enemkpali in 2015 that cost him the starting job. He was the second-string quarterback when Ryan Nassib injured his elbow.

Johnson, who has spent time with nine different teams over nine seasons, was on the Giants a year ago as their third quarterback.

As the Jets' primary starter in 2013 and 2014, he completed 57.5 percent of his passes and threw nine more interceptions (34) than touchdowns (25). Eli Manning took every snap of the 2016 season at quarterback.

Nassib has appeared in just five regular season games in his National Football League career.

If Smith does sign with the Giants, he'll be the third former Jet to do so in the past 12 months. He underwent surgery last November, vowing to be ready for training camp.