Report: Seahawks & QB Geno Smith Agree To 3-Year, $105 Million Extension

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Report: Seahawks & QB Geno Smith Agree To 3-Year, $105 Million Extension


On the eve of the Franchise Tag deadline, the Seahawks and Geno Smith reached a contract extension to keep the 32-year-old QB in Seattle. The deal is reportedly worth $105 million over the next three years according to Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network.

Prior to this $105 million contract extension, Smith had made just under $17.5 million over 10 seasons according to Spotrac.

The NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year replaced Russell Wilson as the starter this past season and led Seattle to the playoffs despite very low preseason expectations. Smith finished the 2022 season with 4,282 Pass Yards, 30 TD, and 11 INT – by far the best season of his career.

Good for Geno Smith. It’s rare that we see stories like this in the NFL for journeymen-type players that end up hitting it big and cashing out later in their careers. Time will tell if last year was a one-year wonder for the 32-year-old veteran, but now we know he’ll most certainly get that chance with Seattle.

The Seahawks pick 5th in April’s NFL Draft. It was unlikely they were going to pick a QB after Geno Smith’s big season, and now after the contract extension it becomes even less likely they go the QB route at #5.

Author: Matt Rooney

Matt is from the Chicagoland area and has been working in Chicago sports since 2015 with stops at WGN Radio, the Chicago Blackhawks, Stadium, and NBC Sports Chicago prior to landing at Betsperts. Matt covers just about everything for Betsperts and Bleacher Nation but focuses on the NHL and college football.