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Title: Giants Officially Sign QB Geno Smith
Post by: MightyGiants on March 20, 2017, 02:58:56 PM
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Ian Rapoport  @RapSheet
Former #Jets QB Geno Smith has passed his physical and is signing with the #Giants, source said. It's a 1-year deal worth $2M total.



Seriously, I can think of worse signings.   A change of scenery might just be what Geno needs.  Beyond that, the market for solid backup QBs seems to have been stripped bare.  Unless you count Fitzpatrick who seems to have made himself less than wanted by the hijinks he engaged in last season (along with less than stellar play).



Mike Garafolo  @MikeGarafolo
2m
Once again proving that "passing a physical" is subjective. He'll be limited in his return but NYG hopeful it'll be a smooth recovery.
Title: Re: Giants Officially Sign QB Geno Smith
Post by: bamagiantfan on March 20, 2017, 03:09:32 PM
Good.
Title: Re: Giants Officially Sign QB Geno Smith
Post by: President Rick on March 20, 2017, 03:25:26 PM
fitzpatrick would want a LOT more $$ than smith.   foles got, what $7 or 8 mil. a year???? 

let smith and johnson compete for that clipboard.  Go Giants.
Title: Re: Giants Officially Sign QB Geno Smith
Post by: MightyGiants on March 20, 2017, 05:50:39 PM
"I think the opportunity to learn from (quarterbacks) coach (Frank) Cignetti, coach (Ben) McAdoo, and to be alongside Eli (Manning) and learn from him, a two-time Super Bowl champion and, in my opinion, a Hall of Fame quarterback, I think it will work out tremendously for me," Smith said in a statement released by the Giants. "And it's also an opportunity to be on a real good team, a winning team, get healthy. It's just a perfect scenario for me. I couldn't have written it up any better myself."

https://www.sny.tv/giants/news/geno-smith-says-giants-are-perfect-scenario-for-him/220145430 (https://www.sny.tv/giants/news/geno-smith-says-giants-are-perfect-scenario-for-him/220145430)
Title: Re: Giants Officially Sign QB Geno Smith
Post by: joeyfootball on March 20, 2017, 07:37:11 PM
I am happy geo is a giant, for he is only 26 years of age, and has play in the league.

Josh Johnson is a backup in case all goes wrong. Better to have 3 qbs. in case/
Title: Re: Giants Officially Sign QB Geno Smith
Post by: GiantFan67 on March 20, 2017, 08:09:55 PM
Wow-An earth shattering move?  /sarcasm/ /sarcasm/ /sarcasm/
Title: Re: Giants Officially Sign QB Geno Smith
Post by: Vette on March 20, 2017, 09:03:53 PM
Ok, so let's hope he comes back for camp and doesn't waste a year. The upside is that they can set up some plays for him and we can see how this offense works with an agile QB in the preseason so it can be decided which direction they can move in the post Eli era. Let's hope he never has to play in a game that counts.


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Title: Re: Giants Officially Sign QB Geno Smith
Post by: BlueMoshik on March 21, 2017, 10:05:05 AM
Excellent move. I suspect that Geno Smith will benefit greatly from leaving the Jets, and he might turn out to be better - much better - than any of us currently think.
Title: Re: Giants Officially Sign QB Geno Smith
Post by: MightyGiants on March 21, 2017, 03:46:49 PM
Here is a pretty good interview Geno had back in February.  Imagine if the Geno starts a couple of games and does well.  If another team signs him for big money next year, the Giants could be due a nice comp pick.   


http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000788166/article/geno-smith-being-a-backup-qb-is-not-my-goal (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000788166/article/geno-smith-being-a-backup-qb-is-not-my-goal)
Title: Re: Giants Officially Sign QB Geno Smith
Post by: Vette on March 21, 2017, 04:31:46 PM
Is he the first Black QB on a Giant's roster that's not going to move back and forth from the practice squad?


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Title: Re: Giants Officially Sign QB Geno Smith
Post by: bamagiantfan on March 21, 2017, 05:34:57 PM
Is he the first Black QB on a Giant's roster that's not going to move back and forth from the practice squad?


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I had to think about that one for a second, but I believe you are right. There was a QB from Kentucky a few years ago, but I can't remember if he was rostered consistently or not.
Title: Re: Giants Officially Sign QB Geno Smith
Post by: joeyfootball on March 21, 2017, 06:29:31 PM
here is your answer.

2007 -  anthony wright - use to qb dallas and cinncy.

2008 andre woodson - went to kentucky.

both were black qbs.
Title: Re: Giants Officially Sign QB Geno Smith
Post by: bamagiantfan on March 22, 2017, 09:08:43 AM
Woodson was the guy I was thinking of.
Title: Re: Giants Officially Sign QB Geno Smith
Post by: TDToomer on March 22, 2017, 11:10:28 AM
I am a big fan of this signing.  I don't see him as a threat to Eli but as a more capable backup than Nassib or Johnson who has been poorly coached by a lousy organization for 4 years.  I almost wish the contract was a year or 2 longer to see if he could be the heir apparent to Eli.  But since he could be gone in 1 year we still need to draft a QB early.     
Title: Re: Giants Officially Sign QB Geno Smith
Post by: Bob In PA on March 22, 2017, 11:16:09 AM
I am a big fan of this signing.  I don't see him as a threat to Eli but as a more capable backup than Nassib or Johnson who has been poorly coached by a lousy organization for 4 years.  I almost wish the contract was a year or 2 longer to see if he could be the heir apparent to Eli.  But since he could be gone in 1 year we still need to draft a QB early.     

TD: Sometimes, a change of offensive scheme can make a difference; it really DOES matter which team you're on; and talent CAN be stifled in the wrong situation. Bob
Title: Re: Giants Officially Sign QB Geno Smith
Post by: MightyGiants on March 22, 2017, 04:25:20 PM
Field Yates ? @FieldYates
The real Geno Smith contract details:
Base: $775k
Workout: $25k
Playtime incentives: $800k
Per-game roster bonuses: $12.5k
Max value: $2M
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Brian Costello  @BrianCoz
27m
Giants' chance on Geno Smith could cost as little as $325K nyp.st/2nDwKD0 via @nypostsports
Title: Re: Giants Officially Sign QB Geno Smith
Post by: Little Giant on March 27, 2017, 09:12:12 AM
Rich
 I know this is NOT a primary reason you sign someone, but l believe a hidden benefit to signing gino is in practice he will give you good looks when you have to face a real mobile QB like prescott...can't hurt
Title: Re: Giants Officially Sign QB Geno Smith
Post by: MightyGiants on March 27, 2017, 09:17:25 AM
Rich
 I know this is NOT a primary reason you sign someone, but l believe a hidden benefit to signing gino is in practice he will give you good looks when you have to face a real mobile QB like prescott...can't hurt

LG,

That certainly is a benefit of signing a QB like that.   I think it was Ed Vette who also said it would allow the offense to see how their plays would work with a mobile QB (with an eye toward the type of QB they draft to eventually replace Eli).