This signing was expected for a few weeks now, but today it was made official. Jets quarterback Geno Smith now has as an agent after signing with Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports Agency.
Smith said that Jay Z did not play that big a role in his decision according to the New York Daily News.
“I think it’s just his agency,” Smith said on Wednesday. “When you talk about being in New York from a standpoint of what they can do in the city, the connections that they have, I think it’s a good move. My mother and my family were comfortable with it. I’m comfortable with it.”
“I’m just going to move on from there,” Smith added. “It’s not going to be a big deal and just remain humble and keep focusing on football.”
Smith’s contract agent will be Kim Miale, who represents no other players that are currently on any roster.
Smith reiterated that creating a marketable image is “not that important to me honestly.”
“The only thing that’s important to be is the image that is perceived around this lockerroom, the guy that I am to my teammates, to my coaches and the work that I put in on the football field,” Smith said. “I’m all about football. I’m all about getting better and that’s the one thing that I’m focused on: Better myself daily and prepare myself to be there when the time comes.”
“I don’t worry about the outside world’s perception,” Smith added. “I’m comfortable with who I am, strong in my faith. I know that this isn’t because of an image thing or trying to market myself. It’s just being comfortable with the guys who’s going to represent me. That’s ultimately why I made that decision.”