Jets quarterback has as good of a chance as anyone to emerge as the Jets starter this year, and excel at the same time in a city which is hungry for a positive experience at the quarterback position. Jay-Z and Roc Nation see the upside, and have spent the last two days making their pitch to be able to represent Geno Smith.
According to Pro Football Talk:
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Smith has wrapped up two days of meetings with potential successors to Select Sports Group, the agency Smith hired after completing his college career at West Virginia. Making presentations were Joel Segal, Rick Smith of Priority Sports, Eugene Parker, Fletcher Smith, and Jay-Z’s Roc Nation agency.
CAA, which has been working with Roc Nation, wasn’t involved in the process. Roc Nation’s presentation came from a certified NFLPA agent who works for the agency Jay-Z owns.
New York and Jay-Z, it just kind of makes sense.