The Seattle Seahawks will resign for Mountaineer quarterback on a one-year contract, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Geno Smith and Seahawks have agreed to terms on a one-year deal, per source.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) May 14, 2020
Smith, a Mountaineers from 2009-12, was with the Seahawks in 2019 as well but did not see any game action while backing up the durable Russel Wilson. 2020 will be Smith’s eighth year in the NFL after being drafted in the second round of the 2013 draft by the New York Jets.
After playing out his four-year rookie contract with the Jets, Smith spent one season with the Giants and one season with the Chargers before landing with the Seahawks last season.
Smith has started 31 games in his professional career, with a 12-19 record, however, he has seen limited time in recent years, serving as teams’ primary backup. In the past five seasons combined, Smith has attempted less than 100 passes in the NFL.
WVU fans will remember Smith’s electric performance in the 2011 Orange Bowl that powered WVU to a blowout 70-33 victory over Clemson. In that game Smith threw for 401 yards and six touchdowns, scoring seven total touchdowns, all three Orange Bowl records.