Geno Smith comes to terms with Giants

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With the Giants, Smith will rejoin former Jets teammates Brandon Marshall and Damon Harrison.

The expected move comes on the heels of the Giants also signing veteran Josh Johnson to a two-year deal on Friday.

At some point in the relatively near future, the New York Giants will be tasked with replacing Eli Manning. He has started 30 games for the Jets, but started just one and played in only three the past two seasons. Smith could be viewed as a developmental project with Manning set to turn 37 this season.

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The 26-year-old Smith was a second-round draft choice by the Jets in 2013, but his stint with them was marred by injuries and inconsistency.

As inconsistent as Smith has been so far throughout his career, he has something that Nassib doesn't: starting experience. That's my mentality, that's my competitive nature. This past fall, Smith suffered an ACL tear that ended his season.

Smith, who was selected by the Jets in the second round of the 2013 draft out of West Virginia, became a free agent on March 9, the first day of the new National Football League year. He underwent surgery last November, vowing to be ready for training camp. He spent four seasons with the New York Jets, accumulating 5,962 yards, 28 touchdowns, and 36 interceptions.

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It was an eventful run in NY, not all of it positive.

With the Giants, the issue is not whether Smith can emerge as an option to one day become Manning's successor.

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