Seahawks QB Geno Smith tallied 25 completions on 35 attempts with 2 TDs and 1 INT in Saturday's Wild Card loss vs. the 49ers. The veteran led a stout effort all game but unfortunately came up short. WR DK Metcalf found himself on the receiving end of both of Smith's scoring passes in addition to 10 catches for 136 yards. Smith expressed his desire to return to Seattle in post-game comments. After leading a Seahawks team to a postseason bid in the aftermath of a trade that sent QB Russell Wilson to the Broncos, it would be a great story should Smith return.
Seahawks HC Pete Carroll expects QB Geno Smith to be okay after suffering knee and ankle injuries in Monday night's win over the Giants. Smith missed the final series of the first half of that game but returned for the second. “He kind of twisted his knee a little bit," Carroll said. "It really was knee and ankle at first, but I think it just came down to taping up the ankle and then his knee was a little bit — he might be sore [Tuesday.] He’ll need a break.” Smith said that he experienced "some slight pain, but overall, I was just happy that I came out OK.” Seattle gets a well-timed Week 5 bye. It sounds like Smith will be able to play come Week 6.
Seahawks QB Geno Smith completed 13 of 20 passes for 110 yards with 1 TD vs. the Giants on Monday night. He briefly exited the contest for a series due to a knee injury, but he played in the majority of the game. Smith’s numbers on the week accomplished very little for fantasy managers, but lots of credit goes to the Seattle defense for putting this game away early. Rookie CB Devon Witherspoon’s 97-yard INT return for a TD stands out as a prime moment in the game. Next week, the Seahawks will be on their bye week.
Seahawks QB Geno Smith injured a knee in the second quarter of Monday night's game vs. the Giants. He headed to the medical tent and eventually back to the locker room on a cart. He's officially questionable to return. We'll update Smith's status when we know more. He's been replaced by QB Drew Lock.
Update: Smith returned for the start of the second half.
After an ugly opener, Seahawks QB Geno Smith bounced back with a strong showing in a Week 2 overtime win over the Lions. Smith completed 32 of 41 passes (78.0%) for 328 yards (8.0 YPA), two TDs, and 0 INTs. Both of the scores went to WR Tyler Lockett, including a 6-yard game-winner in overtime. This looked like the Geno Smith we saw last year, accurately distributing the ball to all levels of the field. The matchup and game environment certainly worked in his favor in this one. But Smith gets two more beatable defenses in the Panthers and Giants the next two weeks, before a Week 5 bye.
The Seahawks and QB Geno Smith have reportedly reached an agreement on a three-year, $105 million contract extension. The 32-year-old finished the 2022 NFL season with Pro Bowl honors and the Comeback Player of the Year Award after he spent several seasons serving as a backup. It'll be tough for Smith to maintain his fantasy production from last year (QB9 in points per game with 17.9), but this deal locks him in with the likes of WRs D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett for the foreseeable future. We've bumped up Smith to QB18 in our dynasty rankings as a result of this news. He'll be a quality QB2 in superflex leagues. As for Metcalf and Lockett, their dynasty values are relatively the same. Continuity at QB does eliminate some of the risk associated with Metcalf in dynasty formats if anything. We don't yet know the details of Smith's contract and if the Seahawks would be able to maneuver out of the deal should the franchise choose to explore younger options at the position. But for now, it's great news for a player with a great story.
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