Geno Smith RUMORS & NEWS

  • Seahawks GM John Schneider Explains When He Knew Geno Smith Was for Real

    SI "John Schneider likes to look at the success of Geno Smith, and the Seahawks, in their first year post–Russell Wilson as a triumph of the culture that’s been built in the Pacific Northwest over the past 13 years. And there’s perhaps no better example of that than the reason..." March 13

  • John Schneider, Pete Carroll praise Geno Smith’s perseverance and work ethic

    Pro Football Talk "Seahawks General Manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll spent Thursday praising quarterback Geno Smith, who shocked the NFL world by having by far his best year in his 10th NFL season in 2022, and who has now signed a new contract to remain the Seahawks’ starting..." March 10

  • New Geno Smith contract details gives the Seahawks several NFL Draft options

    Sportsnaut "Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith turned an NFL Comeback Player of the Year performance last season into what was originally reported to be a three-year, $105 million contract with the team this week. When initial details of the contract emerged, they seemed to be..." March 10

  • Geno Smith: If we draft a QB, I’ll compete with them and mentor them

    Pro Football Talk "The Seahawks held a press conference with quarterback Geno Smith on Thursday to discuss his new three-year contract, but comments from head coach Pete Carroll earlier in the week guaranteed that he’d also be asked about the team’s plans for the draft. Carroll..." March 09

  • Why Geno Smith's Contract Shouldn't Stop Seahawks from Pursuing Top QBs in NFL Draft

    Bleacher Report "On Tuesday, the Seattle Seahawks rewarded Geno Smith with a three-year extension worth up to $105 million. Still, the return of the 2022 Comeback Player of the Year shouldn't prevent general manager John Schneider from turning in his first draft card with a quarterback's name on it next..." March 09

  • Geno Smith vows “I’ll be much better” after signing new contract

    Pro Football Talk "Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith had the best year of his career in 2022, resulting in signing the biggest contract of his career this week. But Smith says the best is yet to come. Responding to a tweet about his contract, Smith wrote on Twitter that he’s going to be..." March 08

  • Seahawks' Pete Carroll says opportunity 'absolutely there' to add top QB despite keeping Geno Smith

    CBS Sports "The Seattle Seahawks have a Pro Bowl quarterback in Geno Smith, who they just committed to on Monday with a three-year, $105 million contract to prevent him from hitting the open market as a free agent. Yet, with Seattle holding a top-five pick for the first time in the..." March 08

  • Rumors persist Seahawks will draft a QB despite finalizing Geno Smith extension

    Sportsnaut "Despite the Seattle Seahawks and starting quarterback Geno Smith agreeing to terms on a contract extension, there are some around the league that believe the team will still take a QB in the 2023 NFL Draft. One of the biggest stories for the Seattle Seahawks heading into the offseason..." March 07

  • Pete Carroll: Geno Smith is “gambling a little bit on himself” with new deal

    Pro Football Talk "When Geno Smith‘s new deal with the Seahawks was first reported on Monday, word was that the agreement was on a three-year deal worth $105 million but Tuesday brought some new details to light. Smith’s contract is for three years, but $75 million is in salary and..." March 07

  • Why Geno Smith’s contract extension with the Seahawks is a win-win

    The Athletic "Geno Smith went from not writing back to writing his name on a $100 million contract. After a lengthy offseason negotiation, Smith and the Seahawks found middle ground to keep the 32-year-old Pro Bowl quarterback in Seattle. Smith and the Seahawks agreed to a three-year..." March 07

  • Seahawks, QB Geno Smith finalizing new multi-year contract "The Seahawks ensured Geno Smith will continue to write his new career narrative in Seattle in 2023 and beyond. Smith and the Seahawks are finalizing a new multi-year contract, NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported on Monday. The deal comes..." March 06

  • Pete Carroll: Seahawks could draft QB early, even if Geno Smith returns

    The Score "Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll acknowledged that the team could consider a quarterback in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft, even if Geno Smith returns. "We're totally connected to the quarterbacks coming out," Caroll responded when asked if the team..." February 28

  • Seahawks GM confident of working out deal with Geno Smith

    ESPN 710 Seattle "The Seahawks general manager brought a little news with him to the debut edition of The John Schneider Show on Seattle Sports, although it’s bittersweet for his team. Joining Wyman and Bob live at Seahawks headquarters in Renton, Schneider shared that departing quarterbacks..." February 19

  • Geno Smith likely to re-sign with the Seahawks

    Sportsnaut "Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith is coming off a career year in which he won NFL Comeback Player of the Year honors. What the former second-round pick of the New York Jets actually came back from was being nothing more than a career backup and journeyman. Whether Smith is..." February 16

  • Seahawks QB Geno Smith earns AP NFL Comeback Player of the Year honors "Days before the Seahawks opened the 2022 season, Geno Smith stood at a podium to discuss what would be his first Week 1 start since 2014. After seven seasons as a backup for four different teams, after being written off by most of the football world, Smith had finally earned a shot at..." February 10

  • Giants, Seahawks Don't Want to Use Franchise Tag on Daniel Jones, Geno Smith

    Bleacher Report "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..." February 04

  • Geno Smith sounds off on serious chip on his shoulder after Seahawks’ Russell Wilson trade

    Clutch Points "Geno Smith is right in the middle of contract negotiations to stay in Seattle. The fact that he’s slated for a pretty sizable deal that the Seahawks want to give him is a testament to what a terrific season he had as a starter this year after taking over for Russell..." February 04

  • Seahawks could let Geno Smith test NFL free agency

    Sportsnaut "Former New York Jets draft bust Geno Smith is coming off an absolutely brilliant season for the Seattle Seahawks. He seems to have found a home with Pete Carroll in the Pacific Northwest. What that said, finances could dictate whether that home is temporary. Smith, 32, is set to hit..." February 02

  • John Schneider: We’d love to re-sign Geno Smith, Drew Lock

    Bleacher Report "Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider told radio host Ian Furness of 93.3 KJR that he expects the team to re-sign quarterback Geno Smith. Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic relayed the remarks. The 32-year-old Smith completed an NFL-high 69.8 percent of his passes..." January 26

  • Pete Carroll addresses Geno Smith’s future after resurgent season

    Clutch Points "Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was impressed with Geno Smith in 2022 after a reinvigorated campaign for the veteran, and he confirmed the process has begun to re-sign the signal-caller. On ESPN’s Seattle Sports radio on Monday, Carroll said..." January 16

  • Geno Smith states intent to ‘finish career with Seattle Seahawks’ after Wild Card loss

    Sportsnaut "After a disappointing 41-23 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the Wild Card round, Geno Smith’s impressive season with the Seattle Seahawks has come to an end. While it’s an unfortunate ending, we did witness Smith drastically alter his career outlook, where he entered the season..." January 15

  • Seahawks want Geno Smith back as starter in 2023

    Bleacher Report "After leading the Seattle Seahawks to the playoffs this season, quarterback Geno Smith is reportedly expected to be back with the team in 2023. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that the Seahawks will attempt to come to terms on a new contract with Smith..." January 14

  • Geno Smith gets real on shocking Pro Bowl season, Seahawks playoff berth

    Clutch Points "Led by Geno Smith, the Seattle Seahawks have put together a season that has shocked many around the NFL. After trading away longtime quarterback Russell Wilson, many thought that this team would be headed toward a rebuild. Instead, they have now earned a spot in..." January 11

  • Geno Smith's resurgence with the Seahawks is 'exactly as planned'

    ESPN "Rex Ryan had just been fired as the New York Jets' head coach in December 2014 when he pulled Geno Smith aside for one final meeting. The Jets had just stumbled to a 4-12 finish that cost Ryan and general manager John Idzik their jobs. Smith had thrown as many..." December 28

  • Why Geno Smith never wrote back: Seahawks QB’s path from backup to Pro Bowler

    The Athletic "DK Metcalf exited the auditorium, his weekly news conference done in time for him to relax before a Tuesday afternoon practice. On the way to the locker room, he crossed paths with a public relations staffer ushering one of his teammates to a media session. “Tell them get..." December 23

  • Jared Goff and Geno Smith Somehow Hold the NFL Offseason in Their Hands

    Bleacher Report "Just as we all expected at the start of the 2022 NFL season, the league's 2023 offseason could hinge significantly on the fates of Geno Smith and Jared Goff. Yeah, the NFL never stops making us use the ¯\_(?)_/¯ emoji. See, just a few months..." December 16

  • Seahawks' Geno Smith on Adversity: 'My Tough Times Would Be a Dream to Someone Else'

    Bleacher Report "Geno Smith spent the previous seven years in the NFL as a journeyman backup quarterback for the New York Jets, New York Giants, Los Angeles Chargers and Seattle Seahawks. But when asked on Thursday if that time was frustrating for him, he instead offered some perspective. " December 08

  • Geno Smith, Kenneth Walker III Get Into Heated Argument on Sidelines

    Sportsnaut "Tensions are already high at SoFi Stadium, where the Seattle Seahawks are looking to avoid their third consecutive loss as they take on the Los Angeles Rams, who are starting backup John Wolford at quarterback. A few weeks ago, Geno Smith was being touted as..." December 05

  • The top free-agent quarterbacks just might be Geno Smith and Jimmy Garoppolo

    Washington Post "Had someone told Geno Smith and Jimmy Garoppolo at the start of training camp that they would enter December primed to be the most lucrative free agent passers available in 2023, it’s fair to wonder whether the veteran quarterbacks would have believed it themselves. As..." November 29

  • How unlikely is Geno Smith’s rise? We talked to teammates from his seasons as a backup

    The Athletic "Seven years after he was last a full-time NFL starter, Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith has emerged as a star and the leader of a playoff contender. Just how unlikely is his rise? In the six years between his stints as an NFL starter, Smith completed a..." November 23

  • Seahawks QB Geno Smith headed for more money in 2023 than his first 10 years combined

    Yahoo! Sports "Last week, an NFL general manager was reflecting on the 2022 free agency and trade period when he posed a question about the most impactful moves across the league. “What do you think was the best quarterback move in terms of a signing or trade?” he asked. I took..." November 21

  • One flaw in Geno Smith's otherwise stellar season with Seahawks

    ESPN "You know a quarterback is playing at a high level when one of the only faults you can find with his game is related to his running. Welcome to Geno Smith's brilliant 2022 season. He's led the Seattle Seahawks to a 6-4 record and a half-game lead in the..." November 17

  • Seahawks expected to offer QB Geno Smith long-term extension "The Seahawks want one of the feel-good stories of 2022 to continue into next year. Geno Smith, the surprise starter who has elevated himself into the MVP conversation, takes his Seattle team to Germany today to face the Bucs. Sources say the hope for the organization is that..." November 13

  • Geno Smith shoots down Seahawks reporter trying to stir up Russell Wilson drama

    Clutch Points "Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith is seemingly finding himself in the midst of an ongoing feud between Denver Broncos star Russell Wilson and Seahawks HC Pete Carroll. When one reporter attempted to fan the flames of that beef by asking Smith whether he did any high-knees during the..." November 10

  • Seahawks' Pete Carroll on Geno Smith Using Wristband: There Was 'Resistance' in the Past

    Bleacher Report "The Seattle Seahawks have been the biggest surprise of the 2022 season thanks to an offense that has flourished under veteran quarterback Geno Smith. Head coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that he believes a key difference this year is Smith's willingness to wear a wristband to..." November 09

  • Geno Smith’s impending free agency is now a serious problem for Seattle Seahawks

    Sportsnaut "Geno Smith is having an MVP-caliber season for the Seattle Seahawks in 2022, and it is starting to set up a major problem for the team in the spring of 2023. Along with the New York Giants, the Seahawks have turned into one of the biggest surprises in the..." November 04

  • Seahawks' Geno Smith not surprised by breakout

    ESPN "Geno Smith has been one of the NFL's biggest surprises of 2022, going from a longtime backup to one of the league's most productive quarterbacks through eight weeks while leading the Seattle Seahawks to a 5-3 start. On Thursday, Smith pushed back at the notion..." November 04

  • Geno Smith’s top-tier quarterback play is no fluke

    The Athletic "Pete Carroll has been trying to deliver the message for months. From training camp to the preseason to Week 1 and even weeks into the season, when the numbers weren’t eye-popping, the Seahawks head coach has been effusive in his praise of Geno Smith. He believes..." November 01

  • Making the case: Geno Smith has been a legit MVP candidate for Seattle Seahawks

    Sportsnaut "It would have been crazy to even fathom a month ago, but Geno Smith has quickly become a legitimate NFL MVP candidate for the Seattle Seahawks in 2022. Usually, the term NFL Draft bust is reserved for first-round picks, but as the quarterback who was selected with the 39th..." October 28

  • Inside the week the Giants benched Eli Manning in favor of Geno Smith

    ESPN "On the morning of Dec. 3, 2017, Geno Smith took the field as the starting quarterback for the New York Giants. He was greeted by Giants fans who had made the 3,000-mile trip to the Oakland Coliseum. "That's my quarterback! That's my quarterback!"..." October 28

  • How Geno Smith Has Resurrected His NFL Career In Seattle

    Bleacher Report "Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford and Jalen Hurts all play in the NFC. Yet as we approach the midway point of the 2022 NFL season, the conference's highest-rated passer is none other than Seattle Seahawks signal-caller Geno Smith. Smith was essentially left for dead by..." October 21

  • Seahawks View Geno Smith As Long-Term QB?

    Pro Football Rumors "The Seahawks traded longtime QB and franchise icon Russell Wilson to the Broncos this offseason, and part of the Wilson return was fellow signal-caller Drew Lock. Seattle was said to think highly of Lock, who appeared to have a real chance to open the season as the..." October 17

  • Pete Carroll’s bonkers Drew Lock comments amid Geno Smith breakout season for Seahawks

    Clutch Points "Geno Smith’s breakout season for the Seattle Seahawks has been one of the biggest surprise storylines in the NFL this year. While Geno is proving his campaign isn’t a flaw, he may have a ways to go until he’s made a true believer out of head coach Pete Carroll...." October 12

  • Geno Smith is for real, and he's been spectacular

    The Score "Geno Smith has been waiting for this. A month into the season, no quarterback in football has been more accurate, and few have played better. In Seattle's Week 4 shootout win at Detroit - from which Smith earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors - he finished a..." October 07

  • Can Seahawks' Geno Smith continue to play like one of the NFL's best QBs? Let's dive deep into the stats

    CBS Sports "Up in Seattle, Geno Smith is 2,591 miles from Morgantown, West Virginia, but the Seahawks quarterback is playing like he's back slinging it for the Mountaineers. During his days belting "Country Roads" by John Denver, Smith threw 97 touchdowns to just..." October 07

  • DK Metcalf happy to see Geno Smith shine: 'I knew he was going to do great'

    The Score "Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith is off to a hot start this season, and teammate DK Metcalf isn't surprised by his quarterback's performance. "He's getting the credit he deserves," Metcalf said after Smith was named NFC..." October 06

  • Seahawks QB Geno Smith off to historical start to the 2022 NFL season

    Sportsnaut "Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith put up a career-best performance in the team’s 48-45 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Smith completed 23-of-30 passes for 320 yards with two touchdowns and zero intrceptions. He also added 49 rushing yards and a touchdown on the..." October 03