Art Or Football? Decision Turns Out OK For Geno Smith

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CBS New York

CORTLAND, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Geno Smith’s brothers still have his favorite piece of artwork hanging on the wall of their mother’s home.

It could be worth a pretty penny someday. For now, its value is solely sentimental.

When the New York Jets rookie quarterback was in high school, he grabbed a huge sheet of poster board, broke out a few Sharpie markers and got to work on drawing his favorite superheroes. One by one — and making sure he captured every detail — Batman, Superman, Wolverine, Captain America and Spider-Man, among others, appeared to his brothers’ amazement.

“Art is something I really love,” Smith said. “I have a creative mind.”

Smith is locked in a tight competition with Mark Sanchez for the Jets’ starting quarterback job. But the rookie wasn’t always just a star on the football field. Before he went to high school in south Florida, Smith had to…

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