Geno Smith could not have gotten a lot of an opportunity to showcase himself this season, however the Giants new third-string quarterback mentioned he believes he can nonetheless be a starter within the NFL.
“Yeah, I feel so,” he mentioned. “Watch the tape. You may see it.”
Smith performed in only one full sport this season, throwing for 212 yards and a landing however fumbled twice in a 24-17 loss to the Raiders.
He was demoted earlier this week to permit rookie Davis Webb to be the backup for the Giants remaining sport towards Washington.
“It is not a kind of issues I took private,” he mentioned. “I do know that it has nothing to do with me, personally, so I am not going to take it that manner and that is all I can say about that.”
Smith signed with the Giants to compete for the backup job previous to the season whereas recovering from ACL surgical procedure final fall and knew what he was getting himself into, enjoying behind Eli Manning, however now that he’s wholesome he hopes to be given an opportunity to compete for a beginning job someplace subsequent season.
“Yeah, not being injured helps that quite a bit. Not coming off ACL surgical procedure helps that quite a bit and that is one thing we will focus on at a later time,” he mentioned.
Regardless of simply enjoying within the one sport, Smith nonetheless believes he made the correct selection with the Giants and mentioned he obtained quite a bit out of it.
“I realized quite a bit. Grown quite a bit,” he mentioned. “That is one thing that’s going to proceed to occur with me as a result of I take that strategy each single day I stroll into the constructing. … I proceed to work, proceed to help my teammates and be the identical man each day.”