The Jets, meanwhile, looked like an increasingly likely option for Smith despite the original consensus that the two sides would part ways.
At 26, Smith said he wanted to have a shot at starting elsewhere, but that won't happen anytime soon behind Manning, who has started 199 straight games, which is the most among active quarterbacks.
With a more quarterback-friendly system under head coach Ben McAdoo, it stands to reason that Geno Smith could develop into a solid backup with the New York Giants.
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City crashed out on away goals after a 3-1 defeat in Monaco on Wednesday in the second leg saw the tie finish 6-6 on aggregate. We wanted to show personality, not to let them think, but they could pass and pass the ball.
The biggest news of the day for the New York Giants is that defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has reportedly agreed to a massive four-year-contract. In his last two seasons, the former West Virginia Mountaineer played a total of three games thanks to injury.
Smith, a second-round pick back in 2013, boasts a career 12-18 record in 30 starts with 35 total touchdowns and 36 interceptions.
Nassib has appeared in just five regular season games in his National Football League career. Taking a flier on him is arguably a better decision than overspending in what is a lackluster crop of free-agent quarterbacks.