Quarterback Geno Smith and the Seattle Seahawks have to come to an agreement on a three-year, $105 million contract, quickly removing a rather large free-agent headache. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport was the first to drop the details.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter added that a whopping $52 million will be coming Smith’s way in the first year of the new deal.
The contract will take the quarterback to age 35 and, perhaps, when the veteran will hand the baton off to one of the Seahawks’ first-round picks in the 2023 NFL Draft? Who knows?
It’s never too early to speculate and given the length of the deal, it seems to work out very well for both sides in that it would allow Seattle to absolutely think quarterback with the fifth overall pick.
- Geno Smith stats (2022): 69.8% completion, 4,282 yards, 30 TD, 11 INT, 100.9 QB rating
Nonetheless, it’s a well-earned deal for the veteran journeyman who broke Russell Wilson’s franchise record for passing yards in a season en route to taking home the NFL Comeback Player of the Year award.
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Smith can truly call Seattle home now while the Seahawks check off a major box on the free agent list and focus on their defensive needs, as well as concentrate on what should be a memorable NFL Draft for the franchise no matter what route they take.
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