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Geno Smith

#1 QB,

Seahawks

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ACTUAL 2022

304 FPTS

RANK: 5

2023 SEASON

322 FPTS

RANK: 15

AGE

32 yrs

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

6'3'' / 221 lbs

COLLEGE

West Virginia

SEASONGPFPTSRANKPAATTPACMPPAYDPATDPAINTCOMP%RUATTRUYDRUTD
20231632215th5413473922281364.1441712
2022173045th5723994,282301169.8683661
3yr Ave21956th33232452070%4130

Won't face competition from Howell

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-15

Seahawks GM John Schneider said Thursday that Smith is "the guy" and fellow QB Sam Howell was brought in to be a backup, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

That's not exactly surprising given the gaps in both 2023 performance and 2024 compensation between the two quarterbacks, but it'll nonetheless be comforting to anyone counting on Smith to start this upcoming season. It'll be especially good news for Smith if this is Seattle's only big QB move during the offseason, as the team has been mentioned in connection with Justin Fields and various draft prospects. Drafting a QB is definitely still possible, but the trade for Howell is a pretty clear signal that Seattle isn't in on Fields. The team has mostly focused on smaller moves so far this offseason, including re-signing TE Noah Fant and restructuring WR Tyler Lockett's contract. The interior offensive line is a glaring weakness as the roster is currently constructed, but there are still plenty of options to upgrade via both free agency and the 2024 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022

17.2
6.1
18.9
31.7
24
12.7
13.1
19.1
20.8
19.2
19.3
23
20.6
15.3
12.2
17.1
13.6

Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingPassing StatsRushing StatsAdvanced Passing StatsTargets
WEEKSTADIUMGAMERANKSPREADO/UATTCMPYDTDINTCOMP%RATINGATTYDTDAIRCATCH20YD+PLAYWRRBTE
1 DEN Outdoor 73° 17.2 15th 6.043.528231952082.1119.56140582%100%31%54%11%32%
2 @SF Outdoor 64° 6.1 30th 8.540.530241970180.080.1220580%50%9%60%23%13%
3 ATL Outdoor 72° 18.9 7th -1.042.544323252172.799.12-10773%20%15%66%14%21%
4 @DET Dome 62° 31.7 2nd 3.549.530233202076.7132.67491980%60%46%63%7%27%
5 @NO Dome 73° 24.0 5th 5.045.525162683064.0139.731301272%80%23%60%4%32%
6 ARZ Outdoor 80° 12.7 18th 2.550.531201970064.582.36480574%0%14%55%10%32%
7 @LAC Outdoor 73° 13.1 16th 5.051.527202102174.1105.5470778%100%27%59%7%30%
8 NYG Outdoor 54° 19.1 11th -3.545.534232122067.6104.05260374%17%33%74%9%15%
9 @ARZ Dome 72° 20.8 5th 2.549.534262752176.5106.96380379%0%26%38%21%35%
10 @TB Outdoor 54° 19.2 11th 2.544.533232752069.7115.14220773%50%20%49%24%27%
12 LV Outdoor 44° 19.3 11th -4.047.537273282173.0106.65220876%100%24%68%16%16%
13 @LA Outdoor 47° 23.0 3rd -6.541.539283673171.8116.1230874%50%13%59%15%21%
14 CAR Outdoor 45° 20.6 8th -3.543.536212643258.385.932001058%50%14%69%14%17%
15 SF Outdoor 39° 15.3 15th 3.543.544312381070.590.91180473%0%13%55%21%18%
16 @KC Outdoor 12° 12.2 17th 10.549.540252151162.574.53160570%40%18%55%20%20%
17 NYJ Outdoor 45° 17.1 9th 1.542.529181832062.1103.15180562%20%24%38%21%38%
18 LA Outdoor 45° 13.6 15th -4.541.531192131261.365.74510865%50%24%61%7%23%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsPassing AveragesRushing Averages
LOCATIONSTADIUMGPGSGMRANKYDTDINTCOMP%RATINGAIRCATCH20YD+YDTD
Home Outdoor 13 1115.322nd2061.50.568.197.070%45%6200.1
Away Outdoor 6 614.029th2461.50.771.198.574%53%680.0
Away Dome 2 227.92nd2942.5070.9136.076%70%10310.5
Away Retractable Dome 1 120.817th2752.0176.5106.979%0%3380.0

Career Stats by Season: 2013 to 2022

Fantasy PointsPassing StatsRushing StatsAdvanced Passing StatsTargets
SEASONAGETEAMGPGSTOTALRANKATTCMPYDTDINTCMP%RATINGATTYDTDAIRCATCH20YD+PLAYWRRBTE
2013 23 NYJ 16 16 195 20th4432473,046122155.866.57236667.262%39%-62%17%20%
2014 24 NYJ 14 13 151 26th3672192,525131359.777.5592381665%27%-56%19%22%
2015 25 NYJ 1 0 20 53rd42272652164.387.923406.569%29%-81%14%5%
2016 26 NYJ 2 1 8 55th1481261157.181.22905.471%0%-86%14%0%
2017 27 NYG 2 1 10 54th36212121058.384.54120567%0%-53%14%31%
2018 28 LAC 5 0 -1 73rd4180025.039.6820-325%0%-25%25%25%
2020 30 SEA 1 0 1 76th54330080.094.22-204.880%0%13%60%0%40%
2021 31 SEA 4 3 54 41st95657025168.410394215.368%56%23%65%14%14%
2022 32 SEA 17 17 304 5th5723994,282301169.8100.96836616.373%49%22%58%15%24%
*"Air" yards thrown per completion. Pass was "Catch"able. Percent of passes thrown "20yds+" that were completed. "Play" action pass percent of total pass plays.

Restructures contract

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-22

Smith and the Seahawks agreed Thursday to a restructured contract, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

It's a simple restructure, converting Smith's $9.6 million roster bonus into a signing bonus to create $4.8 million in 2024 cap space (while adding $4.8 million to the 2025 sheet). The Seahawks already signaled intent to bring Smith back as their starting QB in 2024 when they kept him on the roster through mid-February when his $12.7 million base salary became guaranteed. His contract runs through 2025 but doesn't have any guarantees in the final year, potentially setting up the Seahawks for a tough decision next March when Smith is scheduled for a $10 million roster bonus on the fifth day of the 2025 league year. The upcoming NFL Draft could provide a hint about how the Seahawks feel about Smith long term.

Won't be released to avoid payment

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-15

The Seahawks informed Smith on Thursday that he'll remain on the roster through this week, rather than being released to avoid a $12.7 million contract guarantee that kicks in Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Smith has two years remaining on the three-year, $75 million contract he signed last offseason, but the deal only had injury guarantees after the first year. His $12.7 million base salary for 2024 is one of those, converting to a full guarantee Feb. 16 (this Friday). Smith then has a $9.6 million roster bonus due March 17, and the Seahawks presumably wouldn't keep him around for now if they didn't also plan to pay that out and have the 33-year-old QB under contract for 2024.

Throws two scores in win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-07

Smith completed 16 of 28 pass attempts for 189 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 28 yards on three attempts in Sunday's 21-20 win over the Cardinals.

Smith led a clutch game-winning drive within the two-minute warning to lead his team to victory and a 9-8 record in 2023. Last year's Comeback Player of the Year saw his numbers take a step back this season, completing 65 percent of his passes for 3,435 yards, 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 15 games. The only area the 32-year-old improved in was ball protection after committing three fewer turnovers compared to 2022. Despite Smith's slight regression, he figures to be under center for Seattle next season after signing a three-year contract extension this past offseason.

Efficient performance in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-31

Smith completed 23 of 33 passes for 290 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Steelers. He added three rushes for 33 yards but also lost a fumble.

Smith put up some impressive numbers thanks to five completions of at least 20 yards -- matching his season high -- and he showed particular rapport with DK Metcalf on several long completions. That allowed him to average an impressive 8.8 yards per attempt -- his highest mark since Week 7. However, he still had some shortcomings, the most important of which was a lost fumble midway through the fourth quarter that allowed the Steelers to go up by two scores. Smith also failed to record multiple touchdowns for the eighth time in 14 starts on the campaign.

Leads team to victory in return

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-24

Smith (groin) completed 25 of 36 pass attempts for 227 yards and two touchdowns with one carry for two yards in Sunday's 20-17 win over Tennessee.

Smith was back under center for the Seahawks after a nagging groin injury cost him two weeks of action. The veteran starter looked healthy in his return, completing 69 percent of his passes without turning the ball over. Smith threw his second touchdown in the closing moments of Sunday's narrow victory, giving the Seattle its second comeback win in as many weeks. The 8-7 Seahawks will have to figure out how to contain the NFL's current sack leader, T.J. Watt, in order to keep Smith upright in the pocket when the two teams meet next Sunday.

Clear to play

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-22

Smith( groin) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game at Tennessee, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

Smith has been listed as a full practice participant all week, after missing Monday's 20-17 win over the Eagles. He'll now step back in as the starting quarterback, facing a Titans defense that has five starters and two key backups ruled out. Coach Pete Carroll told reporters that Smith looked great at Friday's practice and is good to go for Sunday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Another full practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-21

Smith (groin) practiced in full Thursday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports

Smith has missed two consecutive games due to a groin injury that he suffered during a Dec. 7 practice, but he was active this past Monday against the Eagles after completing a pregame workout. In the end, the Seahawks erred on the side of caution on a wet field and rolled with Drew Lock under center, and the latter led a come-from-behind 20-17 victory. Smith told Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic on Thursday that he feels "the same Monday that I do now," which so far has amounted to full listings on the first two Week 16 practice reports. Smith seems destined to resume QB duties Sunday at Tennessee, but it remains to be seen how coach Pete Carroll approaches the situation this weekend.

Full session on tap Wednesday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-20

Coach Pete Carroll said that Smith (groin) will be a "full go" at Wednesday's walkthrough, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

The Seahawks had a bit of quarterback drama ahead of Monday's game against the Eagles. After Smith completed a pregame workout, the team left him active, but Drew Lock then handled all the first-team reps in warmups while Smith remained off the field. About 15 minutes before an 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Lock and not Smith was expected to start, and Lock ended up directing Seattle's offense as Smith donned street clothes. While Lock ended up leading a come-from-behind 20-17 win, coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Smith will resume starting quarterback duties once his groin is healthy. With an uncapped practice on tap to kick off Week 16 prep, Smith is back in the saddle as the Seahawks' No. 1 signal-caller.

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