The Seattle Seahawks are re-signing Geno Smith, per ESPN’s Field Yates with all signs pointing to the quarterback serving as Russell Wilson’s backup for the third straight season. Prior to Smith’s arrival, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll cycled through backup quarterbacks, but Smith has emerged as the team’s tenured player behind Wilson. After the news broke, Smith took to Twitter to celebrate his return to Seattle.
“Blessed with another opportunity to showcase all the hard work but it’s still just the beginning for me!” Smith tweeted. “God is writing this beautiful story and I’m thankful to be his vessel. Let’s go 12’s.”
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Smith Beat Out Gordon for the Seahawks Backup QB Job in 2020
Last offseason, the Seahawks brought in Washington State’s Anthony Gordon as an undrafted free agent to compete with Smith for the backup role. All indications are Smith won the training camp battle by a wide margin as Carroll praised the veteran quarterback leading up to the start of the season.
“He’s such a talented player, and he understands our stuff, and he fits in so well,” Carroll noted in August 2020, per Sports Illustrated’s Corbin Smith. “He’s really all we’re looking for there at that spot. He’s really good at it. In the supporting role for Russ, they communicate beautifully, they really count on each other for the input and the experiences that they’ve had. Geno is just a consummate guy in that role he’s playing.”