The Seattle Seahawks and New York Giants both made the playoffs this season with pending free agents at quarterback in Geno Smith and Daniel Jones, respectively.

Per The Athletic's Jeff Howe on Saturday, both teams want to keep their quarterbacks in the fold but would prefer to do so without using the franchise tag.

Avoiding the franchise tag would certainly benefit the teams. The one-year tender's cap hit for quarterbacks in 2023 is $32.4 million, all of which is guaranteed.

It doesn't sound like there's going to be any drama between Smith and the Seahawks. He told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Friday that things are "looking very good" in their early discussions about an extension.

The vibes between Smith and the Seahawks have been good all season. After their loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Wild Card Game, head coach Pete Carroll told reporters "we've got our guy" at quarterback and called him "a big part" of their future.