Father of Giants QB Geno Smith reveals he received a death threat

Marco Green
December 11, 2017

Former Giants coach Ben McAdoo chose to start Smith over Eli Manning for that game, generating reaction from across the league as players, former players, former coaches and media questioned the move and speculated on what it meant for the two-time Super Bowl MVP's future. While most fans expressed their anger over that decision on social media, one chose to take things too far. The person on the line said "Your son better not start or we're going to kill you", NJ Advance Media reported.

"I think my dad handled it well", said the signal-caller.

"I was just at work", said Smith Jr.

Someone called Smith's father's cell phone and said that he would be killed if his son took the field as the Giants' starting quarterback against the Raiders, via NJ.com's Dan Duggan.

The former star Giants wide receiver offered some support for his embattled former quarterback before Manning got his job back on Sunday.

The incident wasn't reported to National Football League security or the police, but once Ben McAdoo was sacked and Eli Manning was reinstated as starting quarterback, the caller once again reached out to Smith Jr. I still didn't say anything. "I just listened and laughed because there's no sense in getting in an argument on the phone".

The team re-installed Manning as the starter for Week 14.

Ultimately, nothing came of the threat and Geno went on to start against the Oakland Raiders, officially putting to an end Manning string of 210 consecutive regular season starts.

While it was reasonable for fans to be upset about the team's actions the past few weeks, there are appropriate ways for fans to express their anger.

Chris Cwik is a writer for Yahoo Sports.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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