You may or may not have heard that Geno Smith has fired his agents from Select Sports Group following his draft slide to the second round. There was speculation that Smith fired the agents because he expected to be drafted in the first round of the draft, even first overall. Others have speculated that they gave him poor advice, such as skipping the Senior Bowl. Even more speculation indicated that they were "representing him poorly" at certain league events. However, Patrick Southern, who is historically reliable with his sources, and is a journalist with the Blue & Gold News, a West Virginia sports site, has indicated that:
On Geno Smith's decision to fire his agent: source tells me agent left Geno in NYC for Day 2 of draft, went to Houston for other clients.— Patrick Southern (@patricksouthern) May 1, 2013
Obviously, as with anything relating to the New York Jets, the news quickly became drama as many accused Smith of being entitled, arrogant, and fragile-minded that he was so upset that he lost millions of dollars and was publicly humiliated on national television and that he took it out on his agents. If Southern's report is accurate, then this is, of course, just the media digging for an article and speculating based on absolutely nothing while asserting such speculation as fact.
As for Smith himself, he had this to say:
"I don't want to shed too much light on it. 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's 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.
First and foremost, I want to make it known that I was never bitter about where I was selected because it's a great selection. Whether it was number one or the last pick, I was coming in with the right mentality, and that's to get better and compete daily. I'm extremely ecstatic to be a part of the Jets organization.
I'm not bitter about where I was selected, because I'm on a great team and I'm in a great position.
Take from this what you will; we will never know the true story. All that we know for certain is that Smith denies it was because of his fall into the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft and that reputable sources say it had nothing to do with his ego and more to do with his representative leaving him at his most vulnerable hour.