Source: QB Geno Smith has left his agents at Select Sports. Smith, 2nd round pick of NY Jets, cannot hire another agent for 5 days. #NFL
— Liz Mullen (@SBJLizMullen) April 30, 2013
The reason Smith fired his agent is because he wasn’t drafted first overall by the Chiefs, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
Four days after Geno Smith slid out of the first round of the draft, the former West Virginia quarterback fired his agents due to his displeasure over his draft position, according to sources.
The Daily News has learned that Smith thought that he would and should be the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. Sources told the News that Smith’s agents from Select Sports Group gave him no assurance of his draft position.
From what I’ve heard, one of the reasons Smith’s draft stock plummeted was because he turned an invitation to the Senior Bowl.