One day before the franchise tag deadline, the Seattle Seahawks announced they have come to terms with quarterback Geno Smith on a contract extension
Seattle and Smith agreed to terms on a contract initially reported at $105 million over three years with $52 million guaranteed in 2023, with more details sharing that the new deal has a base value of $25 million per season, with $40 million fully guaranteed at signing. Geno will reportedly earn $28 million in the first year, and has $30 million in incentives.
Smith, a second-round pick of the New York Jets in 2013 out of West Virginia, went 8-8 in his rookie season, and then 3-10 in 2014. Smith has also spent time with the New York Giants and Los Angeles Chargers before settling in Seattle in 2019. Geno made just three starts in his first three seasons with the Seahawks but took over the starting spot following the trade of Russell Wilson.
In 2022, Smith completed 69.8% of his passes for 4,282 yards, 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, with his completion percentage ranked first in the league. Reno took the Seahawks to the playoffs last season, and earned his first career Pro Bowl bid, as well as winning NFL Comeback Player of the Year.
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