After having a breakout season at age 32, Geno Smith and the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension, according to TheScore’s Jordan Schultz.
The details are a three-year deal worth $105 million, with earning potential of $52 million in the first calendar year of the deal. Smith won the Comeback Player of The Year Award in 2022 and was named to the Pro Bowl while leading the league in completion percentage.
Smith was originally a second-round pick of the New York Jets in the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at West Virginia, where he had quite a career, amassing nearly 12,000 passing yards and over 100 total touchdowns. In 2010 Smith was named Second-Team All-Big East Conference, and in 2011 he was named First-Team All-Big East Conference.
Smith was with the Jets from 2013 to 2016, where he was the starter for two seasons before being punched in the face by then-teammate IK Enemkpali, which fractured Smith’s jaw. Ryan Fitzpatrick took control as the Jets’ starter that season. In the 2016 season, Smith tore his ACL against the Baltimore Ravens in week 7, which was his final game with the Jets.
Then Smith joined the New York Giants and was named the starter in a game against the Oakland Raiders which most notably ended Eli Manning’s 210-game starting streak. In 2018 Smith signed with the Chargers and did not see much game action.
In 2019 Smith went to Seattle and in 2021 he started some games in place of an injured Russell Wilson, then when the Seahawks sent Wilson to the Denver Broncos in a trade, it was Smith’s time to shine.
Smith put together a career season and gave one of the best quotes of the season, “They wrote me off. I ain’t write back though.” Now he signs an extension worth over $100 million.