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Geno Smith To Have More Responsibility In 2024

Seattle Seahawks new offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb said the offense won't be as pass-happy as his offense was with the University of Washington, and he also plans to use fewer pre-snap motions and shifts, but Grubb wants to put a lot of responsibility on quarterback Geno Smith. The 33-year-old veteran signal-caller has welcomed more responsibility, but the results have so far been mixed in offseason workouts. Head coach Mike Macdonald has been impressed with Smith's plan, and the offense will have an extra opportunity to test itself during the preseason in joint practices with the Tennessee Titans. Smith had a career year in 2022 and was the QB5 in fantasy, but he predictably fell to QB15 in 2023. Nobody is saying Smith is a QB1 in fantasy, but a bounce-back is entirely plausible in what could be a more dynamic offense. Target him as a low-end QB2 in superflex formats.

Jun 21, 2024 2:33 PM EST

Geno Smith Has "Really Good Grasp" On New Offense

The Seattle Seahawks are in the early stages of installing new offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb's offense during organized team activities this spring. However, quarterback Geno Smith feels that he has "a really good grasp" of the offense so far and that it fits his skillset in a few ways. "I feel like I'm a dropback passer and I feel like this is a dropback offense," Smith said. The signal-caller went on to describe it as "an offense that's going to spread the ball around and trust the quarterbacks to make the right decisions... pre-and-post snap. I feel like that's something I'm really good at." A spread offense would be good for Smith and his receivers. The 33-year-old was a Pro Bowler in each of the last two years, but he was definitely not as productive in 2023 and missed two games with injuries. Smith probably won't ever be as good as his 2022 campaign again, but he can be a serviceable No. 2 in superflex fantasy formats.

May 22, 2024 9:25 PM EST

Geno Smith To Remain Seahawks' Starter

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith will enter the 2024-25 campaign as the team's starter. New head coach Mike Macdonald has avoided the topic since taking over. However, he finally addressed the situation with NFL Media's Tom Pelissero. "Very confident in Geno," said MacDonald. "Geno's going to be our starter." The signal-caller had a down season in 2023-24, throwing for 3,624 yards, 20 touchdowns, and nine interceptions. He also completed just 64.7% of his throws, a significant reduction from the previous year. But Smith was the 2022 NFL Comeback Player of the Year, so if anyone can turn things around, it's him. Yet, if he struggles during the season, he could find himself sitting behind Sam Howell, who was acquired by the Commanders just over a week ago. For now, fantasy managers shouldn't reach for Smith in drafts. With that in mind, while the 33-year-old might struggle at times, especially under a new head coach, he'll likely have more than a few productive fantasy showings.

Mar 23, 2024 9:37 PM EST

Geno Smith In The Team's Plans For Now

Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said on Tuesday that quarterback Geno Smith is the team's starter "until he's not," when asked whether Smith is the team's starter "right now." Smith is coming off an uneven 2023 season and has two years left on his three-year, $75 million deal he signed last March. His $12.7 million base salary for next season became fully guaranteed when the team kept him on their roster past Feb. 16. However, it's believed Seattle would still think about a possible trade. If they were to trade Smith, they'd assume $27 million in dead money, but a new team could acquire him for only $12.9 million next season. The 33-year-old won Comeback Player of the Year in 2022 but was merely average last season. If Smith isn't traded, he'll remain Seattle's starting QB entering the 2024 season and will be best viewed as a QB2 in fantasy.

Feb 28, 2024 12:25 AM EST

Seahawks Restructure Geno Smith's Contract

The Seattle Seahawks restructured quarterback Geno Smith's contract on Thursday, converting his $9.6 million roster bonus into a signing bonus and creating $4.8 million in 2024 salary cap space, according to a source. The Seahawks made the call to bring Smith back for the 2024 season when they decided to keep him on the roster in the middle of this month when his $12.7 million base salary became guaranteed. Seattle could move on from the 33-year-old veteran next year if he disappoints in 2024, as he won't have any guarantees in the final year of his deal. Smith regressed a bit after a career year in 2022 with the Seahawks, and he finished with 3,624 passing yards, 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 15 starts. Expecting him to return to his 2022 level would be foolish, although Smith can pass as a high-end QB2 as long as he stays healthy in 2024.

Feb 22, 2024 7:02 PM EST

Seahawks Lock In Geno Smith For 2024

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith, who has $12.7 million in his contract that becomes fully guaranteed on Friday, was informed on Thursday that he will remain on the roster through this week, allowing that money to trigger, according to sources. The Seahawks believed that in today's market, with salaries soaring for starting QBs, the correct decision was to pay the money for Smith, who will now represent a value to Seattle or any other team that decides to acquire him via trade this offseason. The 33-year-old veteran has two years and $75 million left on his three-year deal that he signed last offseason. After leading the league with a 69.8 completion percentage in 2022 while throwing for a career-high 4,282 yards and 30 touchdowns, Smith regressed a bit in 2023. Expecting him to return to his 2022 form would be foolish.

Feb 15, 2024 2:30 PM EST

Seahawks Have Upcoming Decision On Geno Smith

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith, 33, has two years left on the three-year, $75 million contract extension he signed last March after being named to the Pro Bowl and winning the league's Comeback Player of the Year award, but Seattle could move on from him this offseason with non-prohibitive salary cap penalties. They would incur $17.4 million in dead money, either by cutting Smith before his $12.7 million base salary becomes fully guaranteed on Feb. 16, or by trading him before March 17. Conventional wisdom suggests the Seahawks will likely keep Smith for at least another year and see if a new coaching staff can get more out of him after a down season in 2023. The 33-year-old veteran had the best QBR over the final six weeks, but he also missed time with injuries and his production dipped across the board from 2022. Losing Pete Carroll as his head coach could hurt Smith the most, but he'll still serve as a high-end QB2 for fantasy managers if he stays in Seattle.

Jan 30, 2024 7:32 PM EST

Geno Smith Leads Another Game-Winning Drive

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith went 16-for-28 for 189 passing yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 21-20 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Smith also gained 28 rushing yards on three carries in the game. Smith was under heavy pressure throughout the contest and had difficulty syncing up with his receivers. Still, Smith once again led a game-winning drive on the Seahawks' last drive of the game, the fifth time this season he has done so. Smith connected with wide receiver Tyler Lockett for a 34-yard touchdown with 1:54 left on the clock. Smith then went back to Lockett to secure the go-ahead two-point conversion. Even with the win, the Seahawks will not advance to the playoffs as their chances were dependent also on a Green Bay Packers loss. Having signed a three-year contract with the Seahawks in March, Smith will likely return as the starter in 2024 and will end the season with 3,624 passing yards, 20 touchdowns, and nine interceptions in 15 games.

Jan 8, 2024 4:30 AM EST

Geno Smith A Solid Bet In Week 18

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith posted a decent line in a losing effort in Week 17. Facing the Pittsburgh Steelers, he completed 23-of-33 passes for 290 yards and a touchdown and took three carries for 33 yards on the ground. Sitting on the playoff bubble, Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals is a must-win game for the Seahawks. Arizona's completion percentage allowed of 69.25% is the second-worst mark in the league and the team has allowed eight passing touchdowns in the last three weeks. Several regularly starting quarterbacks will be on the bench for the NFL season finale pushing Smith up the QB ranks. With a thinner field and a soft opponent, Smith is looking like a viable DFS pick and could play his way into low-end QB1 territory in an effort to secure a playoff berth for Seattle.

Jan 6, 2024 5:22 AM EST

Geno Smith Has Solid Line In Loss

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith completed 23 of 33 pass attempts for 290 yards and a touchdown in their 30-23 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also added 33 yards on the ground on three carries, including one rush that went for a season-high gain of 25 yards. Smith found receiver DK Metcalf for big gains of 33, 32, and 21 yards and finished with eight completions that went for 15 yards or more. Smith held his own against the Steelers' aggressive pass rush until he fell victim to a strip sack midway through the fourth quarter, his one miscue of the day. The 33-year-old regained his composure on the Seahawks' final drive of the game, completing six consecutive pass attempts but failed to connect on his final three shots at the end zone. For fantasy managers playing through to Week 18, Smith should fare well in Seattle's season finale against the Arizona Cardinals.

Jan 1, 2024 6:13 AM EST

Geno Smith A QB2 Against Steelers

After missing two starts due to injury, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith was back in action in Week 16, completing 25 of 36 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns against the Tennessee Titans. It was a solid performance but felt lacking against an exploitable secondary, especially since Smith shredded the Dallas Cowboys for 334 yards and three touchdowns in his last outing in Week 13. On Sunday he will face a Pittsburgh Steelers defense that has allowed eight touchdowns through the air in the last four weeks, tied for third-most in the league. Wide receiver DK Metcalf (back) is listed as questionable which could hamper the passing game, though Tyler Lockett and Jaxon Smith-Njigba (knee) are formidable threats in their own right. Smith should shape up to be a QB2 in Week 17.

Dec 30, 2023 5:56 AM EST

Geno Smith Throws Two Touchdowns In Return

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith went 25-for-36 for 227 passing yards and threw two touchdowns in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Tennessee Titans. It was Smith's first game back after missing Seattle's last two contests due to a groin injury sustained in practice ahead of Week 14. Smith did not take many shots downfield but looked in control in his return. Smith captained a 96-yard drive that bridged the third and fourth quarters to deliver Seattle's first touchdown of the game. On their next possession, Smith connected with tight end Colby Parkinson for the go-ahead touchdown with a minute left on the clock, mirroring the late-game heroics from Drew Lock and Jaxon Smith-Njigba in Week 15. Smith's fantasy season ends on New Year's Eve against the Pittsburgh Steelers who just gave up 335 yards to Jason Browning.

Dec 24, 2023 7:54 PM EST

Geno Smith Removed From Injury Report

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (groin) was removed from the injury report on Friday. That means, Smith should be back for this weekend's matchup versus the Tennessee Titans. This is a welcoming sight for the Seahawks who have been without Smith for the last two games. Drew Lock has played surprisingly better than expected, but having Smith back is a boost for the Seahawks offense. Assuming Smith isn't limited, fantasy managers should be able to stream him as a QB2 this weekend.

Dec 22, 2023 4:29 PM EST

Geno Smith Puts In Second Straight Full Practice

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (groin) appears to be on track to play in Week 16 against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday after putting in a second straight full practice on Thursday. Smith has missed the last two games, although he was active as the backup to Drew Lock in Monday's upset win over the Philadelphia Eagles. The 33-year-old veteran will look to keep the good times rolling after throwing for 300-plus yards and a season-high three touchdowns in the team's Week 13 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Smith hasn't had as good of a season in 2023 as he did last year, but he should still be considered a decent midrange QB2 with his return on the horizon this Sunday. The Titans defense has been a middle-of-the-pack matchup for opposing QBs in 2023.

Dec 21, 2023 8:40 PM EST

Geno Smith Set For Full Practice

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that quarterback Geno Smith (groin) will be "full-go" in practice on Wednesday. Smith was active for Monday night's upset win over the Philadelphia Eagles, but he served as the emergency backup to Drew Lock. Smith hasn't played the last two games but is fully on track to suit up this Sunday to face the Titans on the road in Tennessee. He threw for 334 yards and a season-high three touchdowns in a 41-35 loss to the Dallas Cowboys back on Nov. 30 and will be hoping to pick up where he left off when he returns as the team's starting QB this weekend. The 33-year-old hasn't been nearly as good for Seattle as he was in 2022, but he still represents a decent high-floor QB2 option for fantasy managers now that he appears to be past his groin injury.

Dec 20, 2023 5:05 PM EST

Geno Smith Set To Play In Week 16

Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that quarterback Geno Smith (groin) will have a full week of practice and play on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans in Week 16. Smith missed his second straight game in Monday's upset win over the Philadelphia Eagles, but he was active as an emergency backup behind Drew Lock after he looked good during pre-game warmups. As long as the 33-year-old veteran doesn't suffer any setbacks with his injured groin this week in practice, he will send Lock back to the bench this weekend. Smith has dealt with injuries in 2023 and hasn't been nearly as effective as he was in 2022, but he did have 300-plus passing yards in Week 13 against the Dallas Cowboys with a season-high three touchdowns. If he's back in Week 16, he'll be a high-end QB2 in fantasy in a middling matchup against Tennessee.

Dec 19, 2023 12:57 PM EST

Geno Smith To Start In Week 16 If He's Healthy

Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback Drew Lock led the team to a 20-17 upset win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night, but head coach Pete Carroll confirmed that Geno Smith (groin) will start on Sunday in Week 16 against the Tennessee Titans as long as he's healthy. "Yeah," Carroll said. "Geno's our starter." Smith missed the Week 14 loss to the San Francisco 49ers and was questionable to play on Monday. He looked good in pre-game warmups before Monday's game, but Carroll decided to roll with Lock in fear that Smith would have a setback with his groin if he played. If the 33-year-old looks good in practices this week and doesn't have any setbacks with his groin, he should make the start against Tennessee and be a high-end QB2 play for fantasy managers.

Dec 19, 2023 12:19 PM EST

Geno Smith Active Monday Night

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (groin) is officially active on Monday night versus the Philadelphia Eagles to close out Week 15 action. Smith was questionable to play in this one and was considered a long shot to play earlier on Monday, but he apparently tested his groin during pre-game warmups and felt good enough to play. The 33-year-old will return after missing the Week 14 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Smith threw for over 300 yards and a season-high three touchdowns in his last game in Week 13 against the Dallas Cowboys, so he'll be looking to keep the good times rolling. He's unlikely to be 100 percent healthy while playing through his groin injury, but the matchup is a good one, as the Eagles defense has allowed the most fantasy points per game to opposing QBs in 2023.

Dec 18, 2023 7:11 PM EST

Geno Smith Unlikely To Play Monday Night

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (groin) is considered a long shot to play on Monday Night Football against the Philadelphia Eagles. If he does indeed miss, it would be his second consecutive game on the sidelines. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport notes that Smith will need to show a drastic improvement from now until tonight to play. Fantasy managers should prepare for Drew Lock, which is a downgrade for the entire passing game. Still, Seattle draws a dreadful Philadelphia secondary that allows the most fantasy points to quarterbacks and wide receivers. Lock is a midrange QB2 if he gets the start.

Dec 18, 2023 9:12 AM EST

Real Chance Drew Lock Starts Over Geno Smith Monday Night

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (groin) is listed as questionable to play on Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles, and there's a real chance that backup Drew Lock will make his second straight start this week, according to sources. Smith is going to be a true game-time decision on Monday night, so any fantasy managers deciding between him and another QB that plays on Sunday will probably want to play this one safe and put Smith on their bench. Lock made his first start of the year in the Week 14 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, going 22-for-31 for 269 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in what was a respectable showing against one of the league's best defenses. Lock will have a much better matchup against a shaky Philly secondary if he starts again on Monday night, although we still wouldn't recommend him as anything more than a midrange QB2, at best.

Dec 17, 2023 11:10 AM EST