New York Giants' Geno Smith was drafted by the New York Jets in 2013. Since then, his career has been subpar. In four seasons, Smith threw 5,962 yards, 28 touchdowns, and 36 interceptions with a 57.9% completion rate.
Signing with the Giants this offseason, the former Jet has a different outlook on his career. At OTA’s on Thursday, Smith was asked about how the Giants compare to their rival New York team.
He responded, saying “I am not into comparisons. I was thankful for my opportunity with the Jets and I am looking forward to what we have here. We are just building every single day and it is refreshing.”
Smith struggled with Gang Green, mainly due to inconsistency. When asked about what he feels he needs to prove this offseason, Smith said he only needs to prove to himself that he's capable of being a starting quarterback.
Smith is focused on improving his game: “I am just trying to be my best every single day, focusing on trying to be perfect. I know that is a far goal to try and reach, but just trying to be perfect every day and understanding what is required of me once I step onto the field and then trying to get it done.”
Smith constantly faced obstacles with the Jets, whether it was fighting for the starting spot or being assaulted by a teammate.
Though Smith probably doesn’t have to worry about being punched, he faces similar on the field struggles. With the mixture of Josh Johnson and rookie Davis Webb, the backup competition will be tough for Smith.
Many questioned why Smith even signed with the Giants since other teams offered the opportunity to compete for the number one slot. In response to why he joined Big Blue, Smith said “I feel like this gave me the best opportunity to grow as a player and I am happy about the decision that I made.”
Smith hasn’t hit the practice field just yet this offseason as he is recovering from a torn ACL. The competition will be difficult for Smith, but if he works on his consistency he may be able to steal the backup spot.