New York Jets QB Geno Smith Fires Agent After Falling Out of First Round in 2013 NFL Draft

By Dan Parzych
(Debby Wong/USA Today Sports)

One of the biggest surprises from the 2013 NFL Draft was the fact that former West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith slipped through the first round and was selected by the New York Jets in the second round as he’ll compete with Mark Sanchez for the starting job at quarterback. Obviously, Smith was upset with the way things played out in the first round, but whether or not he should have fired his agent over it is a different story.

Apparently, Smith fired his agent on Tuesday because he was disappointed with how far he fell in the draft–which seems a bit ridiculous considering how there weren’t as many teams in desperate need of help at the quarterback position compared to previous years. Smith has every right in the world to be frustrated over how far he fell in the draft considering many believed–including himself–he could go No. 1 overall to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Instead, Smith fell in the second round to the Jets and will be missing out on millions of dollars as he’ll compete with Sanchez to be the starter in Week 1 for the Jets. If Smith is willing to let his agent go over an incident like this, it will be interesting to see what other things he gets upset with in the future when it comes to contracts and endorsement.

Whoever signs Smith on next–we wish them nothing but the best of luck with their new client as it will certainly be fun to observe.

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