- Ian Rapoport confirms the meeting and adds that Smith has interest from other teams as well.
The Giants could be in the market for a new backup quarterback, given that Ryan Nassib is now a free agent.
Smith recently told Ian Rapoport of NFL Media that he’s open to being a backup next year and proving that he’s worthy of another starting opportunity.
Some have wondered if a return to the Jets could still be an option for Smith, considering that they’ve missed out on a few quarterbacks since the market opened.
“Of course, I’m open to (being a backup),” Smith said. “That’s not my goal, I don’t see myself as that. I was brought into this league, I was brought to the Jets to be a certain caliber of player.
“Being injured for two years has kind of taken that away from me. My mistakes were shown on the field the first two years, and then me getting better has kind of been behind the scenes. The next time I step onto the field, it’ll be what they expect. People want to see you get better, they want to see you move past your mistakes. I’ve done that, just behind the scenes.”
Smith, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Jets back in 2013. He played out the final year of his four-year, $5.019 million contract and is now in testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career.
In 2016, Smith appeared in two games and completed 8-of-14 passes (57.1 percent) for 126 yards, one touchdown and an interception.