New York Jets draft pick Geno Smith has parted ways with Select Sports Group, but told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday that it wasn't related to his big drop in last weekend's draft.
The former West Virginia quarterback was taken 39th overall, rather than in the first round as some had predicted.
“I don't want to shed too much light on it,” he told SiriusXM. “The thing that I can tell you is that it's not because of the whole draft experience. It's not because of one particular incident. There are a number of things, and that story, you know, that battle will be fought on a different day. As of right now, I don't feel too comfortable talking about all the details of it.”
Smith must wait five days before he can sign with another agent. Sports Business Journal was the first to report his decision.
Because of the rookie wage scale, Smith will net a contract similar to last year's 39th pick, St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins, who earned a four-year deal worth $4.99 million.