“Geno Smith signs $105M deal with Seahawks, solidifying team’s quarterback position”

Seattle Seahawks sign Geno Smith to a $105M deal

Seattle Seahawks have signed a three-year, $105 million contract with Geno Smith, according to sources. This marks a major deal for the backup quarterback who has been in the league for nine seasons, moving from team to team.

Smith’s contract includes $34 million in guaranteed money and $20 million in incentives. Although he is expected to remain the backup to star quarterback Russell Wilson, Smith’s signing will add depth at the position, which the Seahawks sorely lacked in the previous season.

The 30-year-old quarterback has played for the New York Jets, New York Giants, Los Angeles Chargers, and Seattle over the course of his career. He has served primarily as a backup, with the majority of his starts coming in his first two seasons with the Jets.

Smith’s signing brings an end to the Seahawks’ search for backup quarterback, which included a visit from free agent Colin Kaepernick. With the team already possessing one of the league’s best quarterbacks in Wilson, Smith’s role will be to provide veteran leadership and support while keeping the Seahawks in contention for a Super Bowl.

The Seahawks finished last season with a 12-4 record, earning them a spot in the playoffs, where they lost in the Wild Card round to the Los Angeles Rams. With the signing of Smith, the Seahawks will look to go further into the postseason, where they hope to capture the Super Bowl title.

Smith is expected to join the Seahawks’ offseason program in the coming weeks, ready to prepare for the upcoming season, which is set to begin in September. Fans of the Seahawks are surely looking forward to how Smith’s presence will affect their team’s chances.