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New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith has chosen hip-hop star Jay-Z's new sports agency to represent him.
Smith, who slipped out of the first round last month and fell to the Jets in the second round at No. 39 overall, fired his agents - Select Sports - shortly after the NFL draft. The former West Virginia star met with a handful of agents before announcing Wednesday that he had chosen Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, which is partnered with Creative Artists Agency.
Kimberly Miale, recently hired by Jay-Z, whose given name is Shawn Carter, will serve as Smith's contract agent.
Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano and former Notre Dame star Skylar Diggins, drafted No. 3 overall by the WNBA's Tulsa Shock, have also recently signed with Roc Nation.
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New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith told Mike Garafolo of USA TODAY Sports that he’s hired Jay-Z’s agency Roc Nation Sports to represent him.
Smith fired his agents after being taken in the second round of last month’s draft, rather than in the top 10.
I know many agents are upset over Jay-Z coming in swiping up clients. Especially since he’s not even an agent himself...
Jets legend Joe Namath is back at it, again criticizing his former team. This time, he's saying that the team wasted a draft pick on Geno Smith.
It’s the ROC for New York Jets new draft pick, Geno Smith. On Wednesday, Smith ended his search for representation with the announcement that he’s rolling with Jay Z’s “Roc Nation Sports.”
Smith parted ways with his first agent, Select Sports just days after the draft. In selecting Roc Nation Sports, Smith said it wasn’t about an “image thing.” Roc Nation Sports...
New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith has signed with Jay Z and his Roc Nation brand.
Smith famously fired his previous agent just after the 2013 NFL draft under tense circumstances.
It didn’t take long for Smith’s name to catch fire as the rapper’s latest sports conquest.
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New York Jets quarterbacks Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith are now clear where they both stand with the infamous Joe Namath.
Smith has quickly become the people’s champ and the assumed favorite to win the Jets starting job as early as training camp.
Not only is Namath not feeling that concept, he feels that the Jets should not have drafted the rookie at all.
While Namath stated...
Jay-Z has these agents shook and they are looking for any and every way to try to slow him down. First, it was saying he couldn’t be certified because he didn’t have a degree, so Jay hired a NFLPA certified agent and signed Geno Smith.
Now, the agents are complaining about his relationship with CAA and so the NFLPA will look into that.
The NFLPA has asked CAA Sports about its...
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Geno Smith has joined Jay-Z for one big sports and hip-hop collaboration.
The New York Jets rookie quarterback has chosen the rap artist’s new Roc Nation Sports to represent him. Smith, who slipped out of the first round last month and fell to the Jets in the second round at No. 39 overall, fired his agents — Select Sports — shortly after the NFL draft...
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This New York Jets' quarterback competition sure has a long way to go.
The two quarterbacks considered the front-runners for the starting job didn't exactly impress Wednesday during the Jets' first practice of organized team activities open to...
Geno Smith made a splash when he fired his agents after the 2013 NFL Draft. Perhaps unintentionally, Smith made another when he opted to hire Roc Nation -- Jay Z's new agency -- to represent him.It's not a big deal to Smith, but the New York spotlight that was thrust upon him when the Jets selected him in the second round inevitably made his next move newsworthy.Smith insists...
This may come as a surprise to many people out there, but there are going to be 51 other players on this team come September that are not named Geno Smith or Mark Sanchez. I know, I know, that seems crazy based on the media coverage of this team, but believe me, it is true. And not only that, but those 51 players are going to have a major impact on the fate of the 2013 Jets. Of course...
Joe Namath needs to go away. Let him talk about winning Super Bowl III all he wants, but he really needs to stop talking about the current New York Jets. The most overrated Hall of Fame quarterback in history is at it again, singing the praises of Mark Sanchez, and not that of rookie QB Geno Smith, who he referred to as a waste of a draft pick. Broadway Joe has constantly been a...
With David Garrard now out of the New York Jets' quarterback struggle, and that's exactly the appropriate word for their situation, the team's starting quarterback options are essentially down to incumbent Mark Sanchez or rookie Geno Smith. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets may pick their starting quarterback before training camp. Offensive...
Joe Namath seems to have ring and all time great New York Jet protection. Namath won a championship for the New York Jets, and probably will go down as the best quarterback the franchise has ever had.
With such credentials, comes the ability to basically voice his opinion anytime he pleases.
Namath is a big supporter of current embattled Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, and told...
Former New York Jets superstar Joe Namath supports Mark Sanchez, believes the franchise shouldn't have drafted Geno Smith in the second round of the NFL Draft.