Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 11/11/14
Geno Smith is now signed sealed and delivered after agreeing to a four-year $5 million deal with the Jets. Some critics and pundits, particularly competing agents of Roc Nation Sports are now going to try to rip Smith’s representation for the way they put together the deal. According to Pro Football Talk, Geno Smith’s contract ties nearly $700,000 to him participating in the team’s offseason voluntary workout program. $276,328 of Smith’s $861,328 compensation in 2015 will depend on Smith showing up for the otherwise voluntary offseason drills. In 2016, $414,491 of Smith’s $1.08 million compensation in 2016 is tied to working out in the offseason. One team exec doesn’t agree with those pundits point of view on how Kim Miale handled Smith’s contract, and says he likes Roc Nation Sports’ approach to the deal. “I have wondered for years why more agents don’t do what Smith just did,” the source said, via Pro Football Talk. “Great for cash flow if you were going to workouts anyway, and every quarterback does. Also, if you are getting cut you have a bunch of money in your pocket before you go to camp. It would be great for established agents to explain why they aren’t using this structure.” A lot of the pundits complaining are just bored. Smith might not have the greatest deal in history, but it’s a very solid deal all the way around.  Most quarterbacks work with their team, so unless Smith plans on holding out, he’ll having money in the off-season, unlike many of his peers who only get paid during the regular season or if they are receiving a bonus.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Five bubble teams playing well heading into March

Falcons release Steven Jackson

Bill Walton has some words of advice for Derrick Rose

Five under-the-radar National Player of the Year candidates

Report: NFL to appeal Adrian Peterson ruling

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Dez Bryant's mother in 2012: Dez threatened to knock me out

Full offseason breakdown for all 32 NFL teams

Brandon Bostick received death threats after botched play

Report: Judge rules against Adrian Peterson suspension

Ex-Louisville player charged with rape, sodomy

Hank Aaron 'rooting' for Alex Rodriguez to succeed in return

Johan Santana signed by Blue Jays to minor league deal

Leafs trade David Clarkson to Blue Jackets For Nathan Horton

Panthers acquire Jaromir Jagr from Devils

Russell Westbrook is surging into the MVP conversation

HBO picks up The Rock’s football series, ‘Ballers’

The key offseason moves for every MLB team

Giancarlo Stanton gets first-ever customized facemask

Ronda Rousey, Arianny Celeste have verbal sparring match

Dallas sportscaster back with another powerful essay

The many parallels of Derrick Rose and Penny Hardaway

Ex-homeless Baylor RB admits he broke rules

Why the Lions should let Ndamukong Suh walk

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Russell Westbrook is surging into the MVP conversation

Five-round NFL Mock Draft

Key offseason moves for every MLB team

Bostick received death threats after botched play

Rousey, Arianny Celeste get into it

Dallas sportscaster back with another powerful essay

The parallels of Rose and Hardaway

Offseason breakdown for all 32 NFL teams

On Josh Hamilton's addiction and feeling alone

Judge rules against AP's suspension

Why the Lions should let Suh walk

Chris Jones charged with rape, sodomy

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.