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Seahawks Anticipate to Signal Geno Smith to New Contract, GM John Schneider Says

Seahawks Anticipate to Signal Geno Smith to New Contract, GM John Schneider Says

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIJanuary 25, 2023

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 14: Geno Smith #7 of the Seattle Seahawks looks to pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of the game in the NFC Wild Card playoff game at Levi's Stadium on January 14, 2023 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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Seattle Seahawks basic supervisor John Schneider informed radio host Ian Furness of 93.3 KJR that he expects the group to re-sign quarterback Geno Smith.

Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic relayed the remarks:

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Query from @IanFurnessSea to Seahawks GM John Schneider: “Do you count on to get Geno Smith re-signed?”

John: “Yeah, we do.”

The 32-year-old Smith accomplished an NFL-high 69.8 p.c of his passes for 30 touchdowns (11 interceptions) and 4,282 yards, and he additionally ended the yr fifth in quarterback ranking and sixth in ESPN’s QBR mark. He’s a finalist for the Related Press’ Comeback Participant of the 12 months award.

Thanks largely to his efforts, the Seahawks completed the season with a 9-8 document and the ultimate NFC playoff spot. They fell to the San Francisco 49ers within the wild-card spherical.

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This was an amazing yr for Seattle contemplating low preseason expectations after buying and selling nine-time Professional Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos and releasing linebacker Bobby Wagner, a six-time first-team All-Professional.

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Smith and Drew Lock made up the preseason QB1 competitors, and the previous participant gained out to get his first full-time beginning alternative since he was with the New York Jets in 2014.

The Jets chosen the previous West Virginia star with a second-round alternative in 2013. He began for New York for 2 years, however the Jets determined handy the reins to Ryan Fitzpatrick in 2015.

Smith served as a backup for the following seven years with the Jets, New York Giants, Los Angeles Chargers and Seahawks, the place he performed behind Wilson in 2020 and 2021.

He is now set to enter this offseason as a free agent, though Seattle seems decided to maintain him aboard. Ian Rapoport of NFL Community reported on Saturday, Jan. 14’s version of NFL GameDay Morning that Smith could be again in Seattle for 2023.

Rapoport stated the group desires to work out a long-term deal however might fall again on the franchise tag possibility if that doesn’t come by way of. Smith would earn $30 million-plus on the tag.

Smith finally seems headed again to Seattle, which finds itself in nice form this offseason due to its 2023 draft capital (e.g. the No. 5 and 20 total picks) and efficient cap area (eighth-most within the league at $19.3 million, per Over the Cap).

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