In his 11 days since entering the NFL limelight, Geno Smith has remained in the news cycle -- and for all the wrong reasons.
From abruptly firing his agents to anonymous executives reportedly expressing concerns with his "diva"-like character, the Jets' new quarterback has repeatedly experienced his "welcome to the big leagues" moment.
Smith, however, doesn't seem too fazed.
"I don't worry about what people say — my skin is pretty thick," Smith told Jim Corbett of USA Today. "I've never been in trouble."
Specifically, Smith was asked about the recent Yahoo! Sports report that said he was more preoccupied with his phone than speaking with coaches during pre-draft team visits. The 22-year-old flatly denied the claims, adding he "couldn't care less" what people say about him.
"That's not true," he said. "I got strong remarks from all the teams I visited with. ... I couldn't care less...