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Geno Smith considering agency Priority Sports, which hired Tannenbaum

Jets quarterback Geno Smith, a second-round draft pick

Jets quarterback Geno Smith, a second-round draft pick out of West Virginia, talks to the media after practice on the team's first day of rookie minicamp in Florham Park, N.J. (May 10, 2013) Credit: AP

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - What are the odds that the Jets' new rookie quarterback teams up with the Jets' former general manager? One in five apparently.

Priority Sports -- the firm that recently hired former Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum to head its coaches, front office and broadcasters division -- is reportedly one of the five agencies currently bidding to represent Geno Smith, drafted 39th overall by the Jets last month.

Smith reiterated after Day 2 of rookie minicamp Saturday that he's in no rush to choose an agent. But he said he'd see no issues if he were to choose Priority Sports.

"I don't think so," the QB said when asked if hiring the firm could be viewed by the Jets as "disrespectful."

"I don't exactly know what their thoughts on that is," Smith said. "No one's ever expressed that to me, and overall, it's a decision to where I'm going to make what's best for me as a player. No matter who I hire, it's going to be in the best interest of Geno Smith."

As for his performance on the field, Smith again impressed Rex Ryan with his arm ("Obviously, he made some nice throws today," the coach said) and his awareness. This time, however, Smith didn't grade himself.

"I was able to get in and out of the huddle a lot more smoothly than yesterday," said the quarterback, who gave himself an "F" after Day 1 of rookie minicamp. "Like I've said all along, I've got a long way to go. I know that. And we all do. I think that's for every single rookie coming into the NFL, every single quarterback.

"It's probably the toughest position in the league, so there's a lot on my plate, but it's just about how you handle it. And I've been doing my best to just study my playbook; I'm up late, come in here early. Do all the things necessary to be a good quarterback."

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