Geno Smith gets No. 2 job in Seattle, Paxton Lynch cut

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The XFL is likely preparing a pitch for Paxton Lynch.

XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck said the league was keeping an eye on the battle between Lynch and Geno Smith for the backup quarterback job in Seattle because they’d want to have the loser join the upstart league.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports that Lynch fell short in his bid for the job and will be released by the Seahawks. Lynch suffered a concussion on a helmet-to-helmet hit by Vikings cornerback Holton Hill in the second preseason game and missed one contest before returning to play on Thursday night.

Smith missed the game against Minnesota after having a cyst removed from his knee and got the start on Thursday night, which was a sign that he was ahead in the competition to back up Russell Wilson this season. It will be his third backup job with as many teams in the last three years as he played for the Giants and Chargers since leaving the Jets after the 2016 season.

22 responses to “Geno Smith gets No. 2 job in Seattle, Paxton Lynch cut

  1. At least Paxton got to play in his own “Super Bowl” when the Seahawks played the Broncos in preseason.

  2. Well, I’m surprised. Not that I think Paxton is all that, but how can you lose out to Geno Smith? I mean really? Gotta wonder what’s going on in Seattle.

  3. If the number 2 qb as to start a game or more for Seattle, they will lose what faint hope they have of making the playoffs. People who think Geno Smith can go 2-0 like Jimmy G did when he started 2 games while Tom Brady was suspended must be smoking something stronger than what is legal in Washington State. Who gets the number 2 job in Seattle is therefore irrelevant.

  4. superfanentertainment says:
    “August 30, 2019 at 7:24 pm
    Picture it…Pax mom’s house, THIS Monday. They’re watching Monday night Raw.

    Phone rings***mom answers

    MOM: Pax, there’s a Vince McMahon on the phone for ya.

    Pax: Not funny mom.”

    Man, now that is thigh slapper funny.

  5. I am glad for Geno. He’s been dealt bad breaks, had to suffer under Rex, been assaulted in the locker room, been assaulted as a result of a leaky Giants OL. Comes to work every day. Seattle saw him as a good teammate and serviceable backup. I can root for his success.

  6. Bob. Just Bob. says:
    August 30, 2019 at 6:43 pm
    Well, I’m surprised. Not that I think Paxton is all that, but how can you lose out to Geno Smith? I mean really? Gotta wonder what’s going on in Seattle.

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    Well both are still in the NFL, which neither of us are. And Lynch hasn’t proven himself either. Anywhere. So what is going on? Half the starting QBs aren’t great (forget Elite) and people are fighting for “quality” backups. You get what you get. Why do you think Bortles has a job?

  7. Man really?!?! I thought he had a better preseason than Smith but I’m also not a super bowl winning coach or gm. Hopefully he catches on somewhere else.

  8. Curious to see if they keep Keenan Reynolds as a Special Teamer/WR/Emergency QB. He may not be a great passer but he has played some in the past in college at least.

  9. Probably a lot less pressure in Seattle as the backup than in New York as the starter. He looked comfortable and confident on Thursday. Nice bomb for TD in the rain no less.

    He can sit and watch Russell do it. Probably learn a bunch of important stuff from him and become a decent qb.

  10. docsmith54 says:
    August 30, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    I am glad for Geno. He’s been dealt bad breaks, had to suffer under Rex, been assaulted in the locker room, been assaulted as a result of a leaky Giants OL. Comes to work every day. Seattle saw him as a good teammate and serviceable backup. I can root for his success.
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    Somebodies got to be the backup. It still pays a lot more than the real world. If the starter stays healthy, you don’t even have to shower after the game. And, you get a great spot to watch the game from.

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