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Report: Geno Smith, Seahawks Agree to 3-Year, $105 Million Contract Extension



Geno Smith

Geno Smith’s memorable 2022 season is paying off for the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year.

Smith and the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a three-year deal worth $105 million, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport. From the end of Seattle’s season following an NFC Wild Card Round loss to the 49ers, both sides have made it clear that staying together was always the plan.

ESPN is reporting that the deal will cost the Seahawks $52 million in the first-year, making it a heavily front-loaded contract with essentially half of it being paid out in year one. He made $3.5 million last year.

The 32-year-old former West Virginia Mountaineer expressed wanting to return to the Seahawks and feeling an obligation repay the franchise back for believing in him when others did not. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll even confirmed the negotiations with Smith were going strong a week ago.

The new contract has not yet been confirmed by the Seahawks, but Smith did tweet “thank you, Lord” just a few hours before the deal was reported.

Smith threw for 4,282 yards with 30 touchdowns and only 11 interceptions. He completed a league-leading 69.8% of his passes, posted an 100.9 rating overall and also ran for 366 yards and scored a touchdown on the ground.

At one point, Smith’s season reached historic levels in terms of efficiency, tying an NFL record for the most consecutive games completing at least 60% of his passes and doing it with an 80 or better rating. The only other quarterbacks to ever be that consistent efficient wise for as many games in a row in one season are Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers.

While in Las Vegas at the Pro Bowl, Smith put his season into perspective during a chat with our Mike Asti.

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