Geno Smith

Geno Smith

Quarterback #7
Team:Seattle
Ht / Wt:6'2" / 218 lb.
College:West Virginia
Age:28
Born:October 10, 1990
Drafted:2013 / Rd. 2 (39)
Draft Team:NYJ

Geno Smith: Signs with Seattle

Smith signed a contract with the Seahawks on Wednesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Smith has spent time with each of the Jets, Giants and Chargers since being drafted in the second round back in 2013, but he hasn't been pressed into meaningful action since his failed stint as the Jets' starter in 2013 and 2014. The 28-year-old comes to Seattle as high-profile candidate for the backup job to Russell Wilson and will only have Paxton Lynch to compete with for the gig.

May 15, 2019 10:57 AM EST

Geno Smith: Garners interest from Seattle

Smith is scheduled to visit with the Seahawks on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com relayed earlier Monday that Smith was nearing agreement on a contract with Seattle, but the club will apparently sit down and meet with him first before drawing up terms on any deal. If Smith reaches agreement on a pact with Seattle, he would likely become the clear frontrunner to emerge as Russell Wilson's backup heading into 2019. Though he threw just four passes in 2018 as the backup to Philip Rivers in Los Angeles, Smith has logged 40 regular-season appearances of his career and sports a 29:36 TD:INT and 57.7 completion percentage over 906 attempts. Beyond Wilson, the only other quarterbacks on the Seahawks' roster are 2016 first-round bust Paxton Lynch and undrafted rookie Taryn Christion.

May 13, 2019 8:29 AM EST

Geno Smith: Enters game late in fourth quarter

Smith attempted one pass for eight yards and also carried the ball twice for minus two yards in the 38-14 win over the Browns.

Analysis: Smith entered the game midway through the fourth quarter with the win already well in hand. Given the success of Philip Rivers thus far (1,702 passing yards, 15 touchdowns, three interceptions), it would be stunning to see Smith earn significant playing time other than a major injury to the team's franchise quarterback.

October 15, 2018 9:33 AM EST

Geno Smith: Expected to be named backup QB

Smith is expected to be named the backup quarterback after a preseason battle for the role with Cardale Jones, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The former 2013 second-round pick completed four of his six attempts for 16 yards in Thursday's 23-21 preseason win over the 49ers; hardly eye-popping totals, but the performance was evidently enough to solidify Smith's position as the No. 2 QB on the depth chart. Smith would be an intriguing fantasy option situated alongside a plethora of talented weapons such as Keenan Allen and Melvin Gordon, but given Philip Rivers has never missed a game since taking over as the starter 13 years ago, it's unlikely he'll ever get that opportunity.

August 31, 2018 8:35 AM EST

Geno Smith: Ugly outing Saturday

Smith completed seven of his 11 passing attempts for 45 yards and an interception in Saturday's 36-7 preseason loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Locked in a heated battle with Cardale Jones for the backup position, Smith didn't do much to separate himself, tossing two pick-six interceptions, one of which was called back due to a penalty. The former Jets starter did enter Saturday's preseason game after Jones, but that decision seemed based more on getting the younger QB reps with the second unit as opposed an indication of the Chargers preferred pecking order. Regardless of who wins the battle, neither player appears to be in a position to garner any sort of fantasy relevancy considering Philip Rivers' excellent health throughout his career.

August 27, 2018 6:46 AM EST

Geno Smith: Plays nearly two quarters in preseason game

Smith completed six of his eight passes for 85 yards and a touchdown, and also ran four times for 41 yards in Saturday's preseason win over the Seahawks.

Analysis: Smith was the first quarterback to relieve starter Philip Rivers, playing into the first drive of the second half. Given the competition with Cardale Jones has been neck-and-neck up until this point, it's telling that Smith was allowed to play almost a full two quarters, and looked well doing so. Week 4 will likely be the deciding factor as to who will earn the starting gig, but at least for now, Smith appears to have the upper hand.

August 19, 2018 3:44 PM EST

Geno Smith: Throws for 218 yards in Chargers debut

Smith was 14-of-23 passing for 218 yards with a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's preseason loss to Arizona.

Analysis: Smith is battling Cardale Jones for the backup job to Philip Rivers. Jones got the start with Rivers sitting out. While Smith was more impressive, he faced the second- and third-string defenses. The backup quarterback role may not be decided until late in the preseason.

August 11, 2018 11:11 PM EST

Geno Smith: Throws for 218 yards in Chargers debut

Smith was 14-of-23 passing for 218 yards with a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's preseason loss to Arizona.

Analysis: Smith is battling Cardale Jones for the backup job to Philip Rivers. Jones got the start with Rivers sitting out. While Smith was more impressive, he faced the second- and third-string defenses. The backup quarterback role may not be decided until late in the preseason.

August 11, 2018 11:11 PM EST

News powered by