Geno Smith Narrowly Avoided Having A Dog Named After Him On 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey'

  • SportsGrid Staff

Jets quarterback Geno Smith has been a pleasant surprise this preseason — he’s completed 23 of 33 pass attempts for 268 yards with a touchdown and interception — and was named the team’s starter following a quasi-battle with Michael Vick.

But Smith could have seen all that come crashing down on Sunday’s Real Housewives of New Jersey, as Joe Gorga and family almost named their new puppy — dressed in a little sweatshirt and originally mistaken for a female — after the West Virginia alum. Fortunately for Smith, the Gorgas opted for “Valentino” instead.

Watch the Jets quarterback make an indirect appearance in the clip below, courtesy of Bravo: