Geno Smith Signs Three-Year Deal With Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith in October 2022
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith in October 2022. Photo by Sean Brown/CSM/Shutterstock (13471047ad)

Quarterback Geno Smith has agreed to a three-year, $105 million deal with the Seattle Seahawks, the team announced on Monday. This contract includes $52 million in the first year. Both parties expressed satisfaction with being able to close the deal before the Tuesday deadline for teams to apply the franchise tag.

At 32 years of age, Smith proved to be one of the Seahawks’ top players last season. After spending most of the past seven seasons as a backup, Smith stepped into the first-choice quarterback role after Russell Wilson departed for the Denver Broncos.

Last season, Smith led the league with his 69.8% completion percentage, earning a Pro Bowl selection and winning the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year award. All this on a one-year, $3.5 million contract, Smith helped the Seahawks to secure an unexpected playoff spot as the NFC’s seventh seed.

Smith started all 17 regular season games for the Seahawks, setting the team’s records for completion rate, completions (399), and passing yards (4,282). Following the conclusion of the Seahawks’ season, Smith stated that he wishes to end his career in Seattle.