Seahawks To Sign QB Geno Smith

The Seahawks are set to sign quarterback Geno Smith, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com (on Twitter). This marks Smith’s fourth team in four seasons. 

Last year, the former Jets draft bust hooked on with the Chargers, but threw only four passes as Philip Rivers‘ backup. Before that, Smith spent a year with the Giants. His Giants tenure will be best remembered for the game in which he started over Eli Manning, bringing the future Hall of Famer’s starting streak to and end and igniting a fan uproar.

The Jets installed Smith as their No. 1 QB after selecting him the second round of the 2013 draft, but Smith never looked the part of a starter. The Jets managed an 8-8 record in Smith’s first year under center, but Gang Green went just 3-10 in his sophomore effort. He was looking for redemption in 2015, but that season was erased by the fist of teammate IK Enemkpali in a locker room brawl.

Now, Smith will look to position himself as a backup behind Russell Wilson. Wilson has never missed a game in his seven-year career, so there isn’t exactly a clear path to the field for the 28-year-old West Virginia product.

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  1. RockHauler

    I sure hope that becoming a journeyman has humbled Geno and made him realize he has to earn what he gets. To much of his problems were his attitude and failure to accept responsibility for his actions (his fight with IK, ‘forgetting’ the west coast is 3 hours behind the east coast in time, blaming receivers for interceptions, etc). He has talent, let’s hope he’s grown up.

    • bradthebluefish
      bradthebluefish

      Never knew most of that. Hoping he’s matured at 28. Being in the Pete Carroll / Russell Wilson should certainly benefit Geno Smith all-around.

      • HubcapDiamondStarHalo

        It may very well benefit him for the six or seven passes he’ll throw this season…

  2. imindless
    imindless

    Dwayne haskins future right here. Interception machine with an attitude, when will people learn?

    • fieldsj2

      What beside the obvious do Haskins and Smith have in common? What do we need to learn?

    • compassrose

      We just need someone to carry a clipboard. Seems clipboard Jesus has retired. Made millions carrying that clipboard it could be Genos calling. Always said back up QB is the best job in the world.

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