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Geno Smith ‘Totally Back’ for Seahawks, Set to Return Against Titans



Geno Smith

Geno Smith is back. After missing three games, the reigning NFL Comeback Player of the Year is returning to action to help save the Seahawks.

Seattle head coach Pete Carrol put to rest any speculation about when Smith would be back under center while in a message to reporters like Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times on Friday. Carroll even added that Smith had “as good a Friday” as any quarterback he can remember has had in awhile and that means he’s “totally back” for anyone wondering. Smith has been out with a groin injury.

The Seahawks have endured a roller coaster stretch without their Pro Bowl quarterback recently. Seattle lost back-to-back games minus Smith, but Drew Lock then pulled out a thrilling come-from-behind victory over the Eagles on Monday night.

But despite Lock’s heroics, the Seattle offense has missed Smith and he’s still clearly the starter when healthy. That said, there’s now pressure on Smith to perform and the now 7-7 Seahawks need to build a winning streak if they hope to make the playoffs. Even after a big win, Seattle enters the weekend four games behind in the NFC West division race and just outside a Wild Card spot.

Smith’s production throughout the 2023 season has dipped from his magical 2022 campaign. To this point, he’s thrown for 2,918 yards, scored 16 total touchdowns and thrown 9 picks. His overall quarterback rating is 55.9 after posting a 62.8 last season.

Geno Smith will lead the Seahawks into Tennessee against the Titans on Sunday. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 pm ET.

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