Backup QB Geno Smith Re-Signs With Seahawks on a 1-Year Deal

Geno Smith with New York Giants in 2017. Photo by Peter Joneleit/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Veteran signal-caller Geno Smith will get to wear the Seattle Seahawks’ jersey in 2020 as well. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Smith, who became a free agent in March, agreed to a new one-year deal with Seahawks.

Smith spent 2019 as Seahawks’ backup QB, but didn’t make an official game appearance as starter Russell Wilson played every snap last season. Still, Seattle appreciated the 29-year-old’s professionalism and viewed him as a reliable addition to the QB room.

Smith, however, doesn’t have the backup role in the bag just yet. He will have to compete with Anthony Gordon, an undrafted rookie out of Washington State.

Geno Smith entered the NFL in 2013 as New York Jets’ second-round pick. He spent his first two seasons in New York as a starter, throwing for 5,571 yards and 25 touchdowns in 30 games. However, Smith also threw 34 interceptions during that period, which caused the Jets to demote him to a backup role.

Smith also had stints with New York Giants and Los Angeles Chargers before joining Seahawks in 2019.