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Seahawks re-sign veteran QB Geno Smith to 1-year deal

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Nov 21, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) jogs to the locker room following a 23-13 loss against the Arizona Cardinals at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks officially re-signed veteran quarterback Geno Smith for the 2022 season on Tuesday.

Multiple outlets said Smith, 31, will receive a $3.5 million base salary — including a $500,000 signing bonus — and can earn an additional $3.5 million in incentives.

Smith started three games last season for the Seahawks while Russell Wilson was sidelined with a finger injury. Overall, he saw action in four games and passed for 702 yards, five touchdowns and one interception.

With Wilson traded to Denver in the offseason, the Seahawks’ quarterback room consists of former Bronco Drew Lock, Jacob Eason and Smith.

Smith went 1-2 as a starter last season and is 13-21 over his NFL career. He was a second-round draft choice by the New York Jets in 2013 and made 29 starts over his first two seasons.

Overall, he has passed for 6,917 yards, 34 touchdowns and 37 interceptions in 45 games with the Jets (2013-16), New York Giants (2017), Los Angeles Chargers (2018) and Seahawks (2019-21).

Seattle also announced the signings of eight restricted free agents or exclusive-rights free agents: wide receiver Penny Hart, guard Phil Haynes, defensive tackle Bryan Mone, linebacker Tanner Muse, safety Ryan Neal, cornerback John Reid, linebacker Jon Rhattigan and center Dakoda Shepley.

–Field Level Media