Feb 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Recording artists Sean Combs (left) and Jay-Z greet each other before the 2013 NBA all star game at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

JayZ’s Roc Nation Agency Makes Pitch to Geno Smith


It is very possible that new New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith could soon Roc-la-familia. Smith fired his agent following his draft day slide and he has been spending time with representatives from a number of agencies as he looks for new representation. Among the potential suitors for Smith is Jay-Z’s agency, Roc Nation, according to a report from Pro Football Talk.

Mike Florio of PFT writes:

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Smith has wrapped up two days of meetings with potential successors to Select Sports Group, the agency Smith hired after completing his college career at West Virginia.  Making presentations were Joel Segal, Rick Smith of Priority Sports, Eugene Parker, Fletcher Smith, and Jay-Z’s Roc Nation agency.

CAA, which has been working with Roc Nation, wasn’t involved in the process.  Roc Nation’s presentation came from a certified NFLPA agent who works for the agency Jay-Z owns.

While Jay-Z cannot actively recruit players for his agency until he is a certified NFLPA agent, he is able to contact Geno Smith for representation in his non-football adventures.

For a guy like Smith who has been thrust into the bright lights of The Big Apple, teaming up with someone like Jay-Z may not be a bad move. Everything Jay-Z touches becomes successful, unless you are the Brooklyn Nets, and he could surely show Geno the ropes of life in the big city.

After all, nobody has a better Empire State of Mind.

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