Geno Smith
Geno Smith
30-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Seattle Seahawks
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Smith didn't play at all in 2019 behind Russell Wilson, and he'll audition for the backup job again this season. However, this time around may be tougher after the Seahawks signed undrafted rookie Anthony Gordon, who racked up 48 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in his senior year at Washington State. Smith hasn't played meaningful snaps since 2017, so his battle against Gordon could go through the preseason. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Seahawks in April of 2021.
Re-signs with Seahawks
QBSeattle Seahawks
April 22, 2021
Smith has re-signed with the Seahawks.
ANALYSIS
Smith has backed up Russell Wilson for the past two seasons, a role that he'll reprise in 2021. While working behind Wilson, who's been durable as a pro, Smith has made just one regular-season appearance for Seattle, in a blowout win over the Jets last year.
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How do Geno Smith's 2020 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
20.0%
 
Avg Target Depth
5.8 Yds
 
Sack Rate
16.7%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
3.5 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
0.0%
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Geno Smith's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
221 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.59 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.5 in
 
Broad Jump
124 in
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
32.50 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Since being drafted in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Smith hasn't finished a season with an impressive stat line and he's thrown just 96 passes over the last four years. However, he has had a decent preseason competing with Paxton Lynch, who has a head injury keeping him on the sidelines, to be Russell Wilson's backup in 2019. Even if Smith wins over the backup job, his opportunities will likely be scarce since Wilson hasn't missed a game in his seven-year career.
The fact that the 27-year-old actually started a game for the Giants in 2017 ahead of a healthy Eli Manning says more about the organization's dysfunction than Smith's capabilities behind center, as the West Virginia alum was quickly displaced after his Week 13 start. Now in Los Angeles, Smith joins a quarterback depth chart led by 36-year-old Philip Rivers, as well as promising youngster Cardale Jones. While Smith certainly won't overtake the grizzled veteran on the depth chart, there's a chance his experience and athleticism could give him the edge in what figures to be a spirited fight for the backup role.
Smith was brought in to back up Eli Manning and won't see action unless Manning were to get hurt. Smith suffered a torn ACL in Week 7 last year, but claims to be completely healthy in camp. Should Smith get a shot, he'd have a modicum of upside given the weapons at his disposal and his ability to generate points with his legs.
It's been a tumultuous career in New York for Smith, to say the least. A second-round pick in 2013, he played all 16 games as a rookie, but then had trouble keeping an aging Michael Vick on the bench in 2014, and barely played last season after a locker-room fight with a teammate left Smith with a broken jaw that sidelined him for six weeks and opened the door for Ryan Fitzpatrick to seize the starting job. From a physical standpoint, Smith has all the tools to succeed in the NFL. He's got the mobility to escape pressure and move the chains as a scrambler, and the arm strength to stretch the field or fit the ball into tight coverage windows. However, his pocket awareness was rudimentary coming out of a college spread offense, and his shaky footwork leaves his accuracy far below modern NFL standards. Smith is still young enough to turn things around, and as Fitzpatrick proved in 2015, the Jets have the weapons in the passing game to make even average QBs look good.
The good news is that Smith cut his interceptions from 21 in 2013 to 13 last year. The bad news is pretty much everything else. Smith threw only 13 touchdowns in 13 starts and was benched midseason for Michael Vick. His dismal YPA did not improve from the previous year, and his completion percentage the last two years (57.5) ranks 37th out of 41 qualified quarterbacks. With a new regime in town this season, Smith was expected to compete for the starting job with Ryan Fitzpatrick, until he was punched by a teammate during training camp. Smith is now expected to miss at least the first two games of the season with a broken jaw, leaving Fitzpatrick as the starter by default. If he eventually gets healthy and takes the job back, Smith will at least have an improved supporting cast after the Jets traded for Brandon Marshall and drafted deep-threat Devin Smith in the second round. Those two join last season's leading receiver Eric Decker and 6-5 tight end Jace Amaro. Smith is physically gifted — quick release, strong arm, nice touch, good athleticism — but hasn't demonstrated the ability to consistently read defenses or make good decisions.
As long as he holds the starting role over Michael Vick, Smith should establish decent QB2 value. His average of 6.9 YPA last year was respectable considering his extremely weak supporting cast, and his rushing production (366 yards and six touchdowns) was rather impressive. He'll likely throw with significantly better efficiency now that the Jets added Eric Decker, Jace Amaro and Chris Johnson as pass-catching threats.
Smith's draft-day experience didn't go as planned, and now he'll be competing with a quarterback who was over-drafted in Mark Sanchez. Smith probably needs a year to sit, but he might not have that luxury with the Jets. Look for the rookie to run the ball more often than he did in college. Without established playmakers on his side, though, he’s a long shot to thrive as a passer.
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Gets into one game in 2020
QBSeattle Seahawks
January 16, 2021
Smith played one game for the Seahawks in 2020 and completed four of five passes for 33 yards.
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Closes out blowout win
QBSeattle Seahawks
December 14, 2020
Smith completed four of five passes for 33 yards in Sunday's 40-3 win over the Jets.
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Agrees to deal with Seahawks
QBSeattle Seahawks
May 14, 2020
Smith agreed to a one-year contract with the Seahawks on Thursday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
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No snaps in 2019
QBSeattle Seahawks
January 13, 2020
Smith didn't play an offensive snap for the Seahawks in 2019.
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Absent from injury report
QBSeattle Seahawks
September 4, 2019
Smith (knee) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
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