Plain and simple, this is something we’d love to see happen.
According to Pro Football Talk, the one and only Jay-Z and his new sports agency, Roc Nation, have made a pitch to be New York Jets second round NFL Draft pick Geno Smith’s representation.
Unfortunately, Sean Carter himself did not make the presentation to Mr. Smith, who is looking for new agents after firing Select Sports Group. Jay-Z cannot directly make pitches to potential sports clients, as he is not an NFLPA-certified agent. Thus the reason why a representative of Roc Nation was the one who spoke directly with Smith.
As for why Smith is looking for a new agency, SSG had reportedly promised the former West Virginia star that he would be selected No. 1-overall in the Draft. It did not sit well with the signal caller when he tumbled all the way out of the first round in prime time. What’s worse, those agents proceeded to leave him in New York to go deal with other clients instead of being at Radio City Music Hall for the second round on Day 2.
Thus, Smith spent the last two days listening to presentations from several different sports agencies, Roc Nation among them. The others vying for Smith’s attention were, also according to PFT, Joel Segal, Rick Smith of Priority Sports, Eugene Parker, and Fletcher Smith.
No decision on his new agent is expected for another few days.
Smith will be getting his first taste of professional football at the Jets’ rookie minicamp and is hoping to make a good enough first impression to be seriously considered for the starting duties come Week 1 of the 2013 season.
If he does make Roc Nation his agency of choice, Jay-Z will have one responsibility: Make Geno Smith’s 99 problems disappear.