Stage name: Geno Smith
Full name: Eugene Cyril Smith III
School: West Virginia
What his Twitter account tells us: Either he’s boring as hell, or he already has some PR help. Most of the tweets are about how hard he’s going to work to achieve his goals of greatness. All of his friends are fellow athletes, and he only follows one woman who poses in skimpy outfits.
If Wikipedia is to be believed: Geno was a standout student in elementary school, with an affinity for the arts. He performed in his school’s production of The Nutcracker in the fifth grade, and there is no way that this section of his bio was not written by his grandmother.
Potential Berman nicknames: Geno Smith & the Ram Jam Band
Nicest comparison: Robert Griffin III
Meanest comparison: Blaine Gabbert (I made this one up because 99% of articles either compare him to RGIII or say he shouldn’t be compared to RGIII)
Colorblind analyst comparison: Alex Smith
Strengths: Strong arm, good athleticism, hard worker
Weaknesses: Lacks touch, so-so accuracy
Loved by: Chiefs fans with Photoshop
Hated by: Nobody, but it’s still early.
What scouts are saying:
Who wants him: Arizona
Who will take him: Kansas City
Immediate impact: Steps in after the bye week and draws quick comparisons to Donovan McNabb because he plays for Andy Reid.
Down the road: Less terrible than any Chiefs quarterback in a long time.