Seattle Seahawks Restate Interest in Re-Signing QB Geno Smith

The Seattle Seahawks believe they've found their quarterback of the future. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, general manager John Schneider reiterated the team's interest in securing quarterback Geno Smith to a long-term deal.

Smith propelled the Seahawks to a surprising playoff berth in the 2022 season following the departure of long-term franchise quarterback Russell Wilson. Smith set franchise records for completion percentage and passing yards in his first season as starter while leading the NFL's ninth-ranked scoring offense.

Smith is a long-time backup quarterback coming off a single solid season after a decade of either mediocrity or anonymity, so his value may be difficult to establish. Currently, 13 quarterbacks make more than $30 million per year, and nine make more than $40 million. Somewhere around the $35 million per year deal signed by Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins signed in 2022 could make sense for both sides.

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