Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith stated final month that issues have been “” when it got here to a possible contract extension. One day earlier than the franchise tag deadline, the Seahawks have reportedly locked down their beginning quarterback.
Seattle and Smith have agreed to phrases on a contract, the staff introduced Monday night time. The deal is price $105 million over three years, per NFL Media. It was identified either side had mutual curiosity coming into the offseason, and Seattle didn’t wait to get a deal carried out. Smith’s new AAV of $35 million is tied for tenth amongst NFL quarterbacks, per Over The Cap.
What actually stands out about this contract is that Smith will reportedly make a whopping $52 million in 2023, per ESPN. Spotrac says Smith has earned $17.4 million complete by way of 2022. He will triple that in 2023 alone!
Smith accomplished 69.8% of his passes for 4,282 yards, 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 2022. His 69.8 completion proportion ranked first within the league. The former backup went 9-8 because the starter, took the Seahawks to the playoffs, earned his first profession Pro Bowl bid and received NFL. He did greater than sufficient to show that he is a reputable starter.
Smith was a second-round choose of the New York Jets in 2013 out of West Virginia. He went 8-8 in his rookie season, after which 3-10 in 2014. Smith has additionally hung out with the New York Giants and Los Angeles Chargers, however discovered his technique to Seattle in 2019. He made simply three begins in his first three seasons with the Seahawks, however received the beginning job following the Russell Wilson commerce, and by no means appeared again.