Seahawks want Geno Smith back in 2023, becomes unrestricted free agent
The Seattle Seahawks are looking to keep Geno Smith as their starter in 2023 after the revitalization of the 32-year-old quarterback’s career, according to a report from theScore.
Smith posted 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions this year as a starter. He also recorded 4,282 passing yards with a QBR of 61.1 and almost a 70% completion rate. Nearly all of those stats are career-highs of his nine-year NFL career. Naturally, the Seahawks would want Smith back on their roster to lead them to the playoffs again.
Seattle would be able to franchise tag Smith this upcoming season to sustain him under-contract. Otherwise, the Seahawks could lock up the veteran to a long-term deal with the immense amount of cap space they have.
In my opinion, the Seahawks shouldn’t roll the dice on a long-term contract for the former second-rounder out of West Virginia. He’s had one good season with the team and is only growing older. Why waste your precious cap space on an aging quarterback who’s bound to get worse?
Take Russell Wilson. No one wants to sign or trade for a declining 34-year-old quarterback with a massive contract who does high knees on an airplane. You’re going to kill your future if you present Smith with a massive contract.
The Seahawks traded Wilson last offseason in a blockbuster deal leading to Smith earning the starting spot over former Broncos quarterback Drew Lock, the Jeezy sideline superfan. Seattle got an absolute haul in exchange for the $240 million man, including Lock, Noah Fant, Shelby Harris, two first- and second-round picks and one fifth-round pick.
Overall, the Seahawks have a lot of thinking to do with Geno Smith over the next few months. So, with that being said, Seahawks Country, let’s ride.
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