Geno Smith

Geno Smith

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

Geno Smith: Re-signs with Seahawks

Smith has re-signed with the Seahawks.

Analysis: Smith has backed up Russell Wilson for the past two seasons, a role that he'll reprise in 2021. While working behind Wilson, who's been durable as a pro, Smith has made just one regular-season appearance for Seattle, in a blowout win over the Jets last year.

April 22, 2021 1:29 PM EST

Geno Smith: Gets into one game in 2020

Smith played one game for the Seahawks in 2020 and completed four of five passes for 33 yards.

Analysis: Russell Wilson hasn't missed a game since entering the league, so Smith has been called upon just once over his two-year stint with the team, as he took the field in a Week 14 blowout win over the Jets. The 30-year-old quarterback will be an unrestricted free agent in March.

January 16, 2021 10:23 AM EST

Geno Smith: Closes in blowout win

Smith completed four of five passes for 33 yards in Sunday's 40-3 win over the Jets.

Analysis: Smith took the field for the first time since 2018, as Russell Wilson was rested in the fourth quarter after generating a comfortable lead. He was predictably rusty, getting sacked once and botching a snap. The 30-year-old only threw short passes, too. It was nevertheless important to get Wilson's backup some work before the postseason begins.

December 14, 2020 9:15 AM EST

Geno Smith: Agrees to one-year deal with Seahawks

Smith agreed to a one-year contract with the Seahawks on Thursday, Jeremy Fowler of reports.

Analysis: Smith rejoins the team that employed him as a backup last season, though it resulted in no snaps throughout the 2019 campaign. He should presumably return to that backup role, though undrafted rookie Anthony Gordon should get a look in training camp as well.

May 14, 2020 2:02 PM EST

Geno Smith: No snaps in 2019

Geno Smith didn't play an offensive snap for the Seahawks in 2019.

Analysis: Russell Wilson hasn't missed a game since entering the league in 2012, and he continued that trend in 2019. That left Smith on the sidelines for the full season. Smith last started a game in 2017 for the Giants. Overall in his career, he's completed 57.7 percent of passes for 6,182 yards, 29 touchdowns and 36 interceptions while rushing for 661 yards and seven scores. The 29-year-old will be an unrestricted free agent in March.

January 13, 2020 1:34 PM EST

Geno Smith: Absent from injury report

Smith (knee) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Smith had a strong preseason and has finally shaken off a nagging knee injury. He'll suit up for Sunday's game versus the Bengals to serve as a backup to Russell Wilson, who has never missed a game in his seven-year NFL career. Smith has little regular-season experience over the last four years, playing in just 10 contests and throwing for 611 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions.

September 4, 2019 4:59 PM EST

Geno Smith: Re-signing with Seattle

Smith (knee) is re-signing with the Seahawks, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Smith was cut Saturday to temporarily free up a roster spot. He's once again positioned as Russell Wilson's backup, with no other quarterbacks on the roster as of Sunday afternoon.

September 1, 2019 11:35 AM EST

Geno Smith: Let loose by Seahawks

The Seahawks released Smith (knee) on Saturday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: The news comes as a bit of a surprise, as Seattle released third-string passer Paxton Lynch on Friday, supposedly leaving Smith as the backup behind Russell Wilson. The Seahawks also released J.T. Barrett on Saturday, leaving Wilson currently as the only quarterback on the roster. Smith hasn't seen a large role under center since his first two seasons in the league. The 28-year-old started in 29 games and threw for 5,571 yards, 25 touchdowns and 34 interceptions for the Jets in 2013 and 2014. Smith has appeared in 10 games and passed for 611 yards, four touchdowns and two picks over the last four seasons.

August 31, 2019 4:15 PM EST

Geno Smith: Will have knee evaluated

Head coach Pete Carroll called Smith's knee injury a "tweak," stating that he will need to have it examined in the coming days, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: Smith had to exit Thursday's final preseason game with what appeared to be a minor knee injury (was able to stand on the sideline in pads after exiting). The team will have the knee looked at, but assuming the injury isn't serious, Smith is the strong favorite to begin the season as Russell Wilson's primary backup.

August 29, 2019 10:49 PM EST

Geno Smith: Questionable to return Thursday

Smith suffered a knee injury during Thursday's preseason game against the Raiders and is questionable to return, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: Smith was examined by team trainers immediately after suffering the injury, though he was spotted on the sideline shortly after with his helmet on, likely indicating that he's OK.

August 29, 2019 9:13 PM EST

Geno Smith: Solid in extended action

Smith completed 11 of 18 passes for 117 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions and added 24 yards and a touchdown on six rushes in the Seahawks' 23-15 preseason win over the Chargers on Saturday.

Analysis: Smith entered Saturday's contest on the final series of the first half and played the duration of the contest with Paxton Lynch (head) unavailable. The veteran performed well after missing last week's contest following a cyst removal from his knee, and he made a direct contribution on the scoreboard with an eight-yard scoring scamper to cap off a 13-play, 69-yard drive in the third quarter. Smith appears set to go for the regular season, which he appears set to enter as Russell Wilson's immediate backup.

August 24, 2019 10:30 PM EST

Geno Smith: Suiting up Saturday

Coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that Smith (knee) will play in Saturday's preseason game against the Chargers, Brady Henderson of reports.

Analysis: Smith had a cyst in his knee removed last week that had forced him to miss time. Now that he's healthy and fellow backup Paxton Lynch is dealing with a head injury, it will be Smith and J.T. Barrett given the reigns for snaps behind Russell Wilson on Saturday.

August 21, 2019 4:22 PM EST

Geno Smith: Back at practice

Smith (knee) is practicing Friday and could play in Sunday's preseason game against the Vikings, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Analysis: Smith had a cyst in his knee removed last week and is back on the practice field after missing the last seven days. If Smith does end up being active for Sunday's exhibition, second-year quarterback J.T. Barrett likely will not get the opportunity to play.

August 16, 2019 10:34 AM EST

Geno Smith: Minor knee procedure

Smith, who will have a cyst removed from his knee Friday, is expected to miss seven-to-10 days, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Smith's absence should free up added reps for fellow Russell Wilson backup Paxton Lynch. Additionally, it wouldn't surprise us if the Seahawks add another quarterback in advance of the team's second preseason tilt, Aug. 18 versus the Vikings.

August 9, 2019 6:22 AM EST

Geno Smith: Getting start Thursday

Smith will start Thursday's preseason contest against the Broncos, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: The Seahawks are holding out Russell Wilson in the exhibition opener, leaving Smith and Paxton Lynch to handle quarterback. After the game, Smith will have an injury addressed, per coach Pete Carroll. It isn't clear if Smith will require some sort of procedure, but Carroll expects him to be ready in time for the team's second preseason game Aug. 18 in Minnesota, according to Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune. Assuming Smith reaches Week 1 with his health intact, he appears to be the leader for the backup job to Wilson.

August 7, 2019 1:15 PM EST

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 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

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