Geno Smith, Seahawks reportedly conform to 3-year, $105 million deal

Geno Smith is staying in Seattle.

Smith and the Seahawks have agreed to a three-year, $105 million deal, per multiple outlets. The deal will embrace $52 million within the first season, according to ESPN. The information of the deal comes a day earlier than Tuesday’s franchise tag deadline.

Smith had a profession yr in 2022, throwing for 4,282 yards, 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions with a 100.9 passer ranking. As a consequence, the 32-year-old earned the NFL Comeback Player of the Year, a Pro Bowl spot, his first successful document and his first playoff berth as a starter final season. He additionally led the NFL in completion share final yr. 

Seattle initially signed Smith in 2019 to again up Russell Wilson. Following Wilson’s commerce to the Denver Broncos final spring, the Seahawks re-signed Smith to a one-year, $3.5 million deal. He beat out Drew Lock for the Seahawks’ beginning job on the finish of the preseason. 

Smith is reportedly set to earn $52 million within the first calendar yr of his new cope with Seattle, which possible means the membership might get out of the contract earlier than it expires with out struggling too massive of a cap hit. The Seahawks maintain the No. 5 decide within the 2023 NFL Draft and may nonetheless think about the highest QB prospects.

Ten years in the past, Smith was a second-round decide with the Jets, with whom he battled accidents and struggled amid 30 begins over 4 seasons. He additionally served as a backup with the New York Giants (2017) and Los Angeles Chargers (2018). 

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Smith ranked No. 5 in FOX Sports’ 2023 NFL Free-Agent Top-50 Rankings.

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