Found July 22, 2013 on AFC East Daily:
BY NICK ST. DENISQuarterback Geno Smith was drafted by the New York Jets in April to compete with incumbent Mark Sanchez for the starting job.Now, he's getting paid for it.The Jets announced Monday they signed the second-round signal-caller out of West Virginia. ESPNNewYork's  Rich Cimini reported Smith's deal "will be about $5(million) over four years."Smith's signing comes on the day Gang Green's rookies were slated to report to training camp. Now, only the team's two rookies drafted ahead of Smith -- cornerback Dee Milliner (No. 9 overall) and Sheldon Richardson (No. 13) -- remain without contracts.Jets general manager John Idzik is reportedly insistent on working "offset language" into the two first-rounders contracts, which is reportedly the reason he's yet to reach an agreement with either party's camps.As for Smith, Sanchez remains the favorite for the first-string gig as far as Week 1 is concerned. However, Smith could get ...
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