Steve Smith Doesn’t Regret Leaving Giants, Would ‘Rather Have More Money’

NEW YORK (WFAN) — The “Dream Team” Eagles? Yeah, they’re 3-6.

Wide receiver Steve Smith has been a minor piece to the puzzling puzzle in Philadelphia, but he still doesn’t regret leaving the NFC East-leading Giants (6-3).

“Oh, no. It’s a business,” Smith told the New York Post on Wednesday. “I’d rather have more money in my pocket.”

Before the season, the Giants thought Smith would likely need six to eight additional weeks to fully recover from microfracture surgery on his left knee. Add that to the $1 million offer presented by the team, and the wideout decided the time was right to walk away.

So instead Smith signed a one-year, $2.3 million deal with the Eagles. He returned earlier than expected, as promised, but has only recorded 10 receptions for 110 yards in seven games for Philadelphia.

“It’s been a tough season,” Smith told the paper. “But it’s been a good season because I (surpassed) expectations of myself by playing … when everybody thought I was going to be on the (PUP list).”

Smith sounding off on Big Blue really isn’t anything new. He got the ongoing Giants-Eagles war of words started before the season.

“I used to hate the Eagles, now I don’t like the Giants,” Smith told The Post after signing with Philadelphia in August. “I’ve still got ex-teammates that are friends there, but I definitely want to get on that field for the Eagles now. I want to say I won a Super Bowl for both teams.”

Well, we’ll see who gets the last word on Sunday — and at season’s end.

What do you make of Smith’s latest comments? Sound off below…

  • Elektrische Zahnbuerste

    whoah this blog is great i love reading your articles.

  • Tom M

    Ask the Eagles and their fans if they are happy to have him. NOT!!! Last week he caught a pass and went down 2 yards before the first down and the crowd booed him loudly. Philly you can have him Cruz is better anyway.

  • thumper

    No regrets, the Giants offered Smith 35mill for 5 and he turned it down. If he has no regrets he’s a fool –he will never be offered that kind of money ever again!

  • shelly

    i agree with he’s badmouthing the team that he won a super bowl with..smith is now afraid to take hits & who can blame him..with the giants he could have sat out 1st 8 games and played the 49ers last week..his leg would be more healed and he be on his way to a bigger better joe said u cant look at the paycheck today..u must look at long term security..giants take care of their players

  • Joe Muller

    He looked at it like a immature kid. He should of taken less this year, Played with Eli who made him a probowler and his next contract would of been a lot higher. Now his next contract will be a duplicate of what he got this year because of his subpar stats.

    Money says he is back with the Giants next year,.

    Have fun in 4th place Mr. Smith, and remember Mike Vick isnt one 10th of the QB Eli is.

    • Louie


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