The Giants also re-signed veteran quarterback Josh Johnson, who spent much of last season backing up Manning.
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.
Former Jets quarterback Geno Smith has an agreement in place to join the Giants and compete to become Eli Manning's backup quarterback, a source confirmed Friday for The Record. Smith was sucker-punched by IK Enemkpali, broke his jaw and lost his job to Ryan Fitzpatrick, who led the Jets to a 10-6 season.
It was reported earlier in the week that the Giants were meeting with Smith.
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Marshall left the Jets for the Giants and got a two-year, $12 million contract. It looks like Smith can be a top tier backup quarterback at worst.
The hope in NY appears to be that Smith can realize his potential by studying behind a two-time Super Bowl champion in Manning. Johnson also agreed to terms with the Giants on Friday, according to his agent. Johnson was with the team past year, and was active for a pair of games, but he never played a snap. Nassib underwent elbow surgery and is a free agent.
Over the last two years, Smith has dropped back just 62 times, accruing 0.05 Passing Net Expected Points per drop back.
Nassib struggled in the 2016 preseason, completing 41 percent of his passes with five turnovers in four preseason games. He made 30 starts with the Jets and appearing in 33 games total.