Praise For Seahawks' Agreeing To Terms With QB Geno Smith
The Seahawks made the biggest move of their offseason this week, agreeing to terms with quarterback Geno Smith. With the 2022 NFL Comeback Player of the Year agreeing to stay in Seattle, national media reacted positively.
With several early moves league-wide kicking off the offseason, Matt Veradame and Gilberto Manzano of Sports Illustrated break down why agreeing with the 2022 NFL league-leader in completion percentage (69.8) earned the Seahawks an A- in their grade book.
For Smith, it's a payday after stunning the NFL with his first Pro Bowl appearance, throwing 30 touchdowns in 2022.
Bottom line? The Seahawks have a quality signal-caller for 2023, and Smith now has generational wealth. —MV
Grade: A minus
On Tuesday, Fox Sports analyst Nick Wright discussed why he ‘Doesn’t mind’ Seattle’s move on his “What’s Wright?” show.
If Smith continues to ball as he did in 2022 (over 4,000 yards, 30 TD passes, a 7.5-yard-per-pass-attempt average), then rebuilding Seattle can continue to lean on him. If Smith falls off for any reason, not only do the Seahawks have a "life raft," they can seamlessly transition to a passer they’d potentially take in the top five of this year’s draft.
This is what we call giving yourself multiple doors to walk through.
No matter what happens, the Seahawks have one of the NFL's more capable quarterbacks. And he can hold it down while a younger prospect develops to take over eventually. I don't think Smith will experience a drop in play, so it's far more likely Seattle will take someone raw while he stewards the rest of the team.
Pete Carroll is once again playing chess, not checkers, in a Seahawks rebuild.
Quite a difference a year makes for Smith and the Seahawks, as they look ahead to the 2023 season.
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