Seattle Seahawks Officially Sign Quarterback Geno Smith

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Quarterback Geno Smith is officially a member of the Seattle Seahawks.

A few days ago, I questioned why the Seahawks would sign Smith to backup Russell Wilson after reports first surfaced they were planning to ink him to a deal.

Now, they actually followed through and got it done Wednesday. Salary details aren’t known at this time.


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I really don’t understand this move at all. What makes anybody think Geno Smith is the best option to backup Russell Wilson? (RELATED: Russell Wilson Agrees To $140 Million Extension With The Seahawks, Gets $65 Million Signing Bonus)

They’re both mobile. That’s where the comparisons start and end between the two quarterbacks. They share absolutely nothing else in common.

Smith might have had a ton of hype coming out of West Virginia when the Jets drafted him, but he hasn’t lived up to it at all. Not even a little bit. The guy simply isn’t a good quarterback.


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I know plenty of Seahawks fans, and I follow the team myself just to watch Russell play. They’re screwed if the former Wisconsin star goes down.

They’re backups right now are Paxton Lynch and Smith. Both were highly-touted prospects entering the NFL and both are awful.

The crazy thing is Smith will almost certainly beat out Lynch. If he doesn’t, then their backup situation is truly screwed.

Seriously, if Wilson goes down, the Seahawks might get blown out the rest of the way. They better provide him with Secret Service level protection because they just can’t risk him so much as getting a minor bruise.

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