Geno Smith

Geno Smith

31-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Seattle Seahawks
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Smith has served as Russell Wilson's backup for the past two seasons, and he's taken the field in just one game, logging 18 snaps. The 30-year-old signal-caller hasn't played more than 66 offensive snaps in a season since 2014, and that won't change in 2021 unless Wilson gets hurt. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $1.21 million contract with the Seahawks in April of 2021.
Late comeback falls short
QBSeattle Seahawks
October 17, 2021
Smith completed 23 of 32 pass attempts for 209 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-20 overtime loss to the Steelers.
ANALYSIS
Smith got his first start with Seattle in place of the injured Russell Wilson (finger), and the results were mixed. The 31-year-old struggled mightily in the first half, failing to lead the Seahawks to any points before halftime. The veteran got things rolling in the second half to bring his team back to a tie at the end of regulation, but it was his lost fumble that led to the game-deciding field goal by Chris Boswell. Overall, the passing offense took an expected dip under Smith, and there doesn't appear to be enough upside to make him a viable fantasy starter against the Saints next week.
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How do Geno Smith's 2021 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 %
16.3%
 
Avg Target Depth
5.8 Yds
 
Sack Rate
9.3%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
6.5 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
0.0%
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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#% of Team Snaps

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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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vs Saints
Monday, Oct 25th at 8:15PM
Overall QB Rating Against
67.8
 
Cornerbacks
64.9
 
Safeties
42.5
 
Linebackers
88.4
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Geno Smith's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
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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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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.
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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Starting opportunity likely coming
QBSeattle Seahawks
October 8, 2021
Smith is in line to step in as Seattle's starting quarterback beginning with the team's Week 6 game at Pittsburgh with Russell Wilson (finger) expected to be sidelined for at least a month, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
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Solid work in emergency duty
QBSeattle Seahawks
October 7, 2021
Smith entered the Seahawks' 26-17 loss to the Rams on Thursday night in place of Russell Wilson (finger) with 14:42 remaining and completed 10 of 17 passes for 131 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
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Likely out Saturday
QBSeattle Seahawks
August 21, 2021
Smith was not spotted warming up prior to Saturday's preseason game against the Broncos and is not likely to play, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
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Clears concussion protocol
QBSeattle Seahawks
August 20, 2021
Smith (concussion) has cleared the league's mandated protocols, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
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Goes out with concussion
QBSeattle Seahawks
Concussion
August 14, 2021
Smith suffered a concussion in the first half of Saturday's preseason game against the Raiders and did not return, according to NFL.com.
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