Pete Carroll would like Seahawks to re-sign Geno Smith

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The Seahawks’ options at the quarterback position at the moment are Drew Lock, Jacob Eason and going without one, so it’s logical to assumer that there is a move or multiple moves coming to flesh out the depth chart.

One of them may involve the return of Russell Wilson‘s backup for the last three seasons. Geno Smith is currently a free agent and head coach Pete Carroll said on Seattle Sports 710 that he wants to see the veteran back on the roster.

Smith started three games overall in 2021 and went 65-of-95 for 702 yards, five touchdowns and an interception. The Seahawks lost two of the three games he started while Wilson was injured.

“I’d like to get Geno hooked up and get him back in. He showed us a good deal of command of our offense when he played last year and he has a terrific understanding of it so he’s out in front of the other guys that are involved in the competition in that regard,” Carroll said. “By the time he got a couple games under his belt after sitting for three or four years, he functioned in the Jacksonville game as well as you can function and he had a beautiful game there. And that looked like the culmination of his return, kind of. And unfortunately we didn’t get to capitalize to see what the next step would be because Russ came back and played. But he popped the ball around, he was fast with the football and got it out and did some really cool things.”

Carroll called that the “first thing” the team is looking to do and that they are also looking at other options. Monday’s activity in the quarterback market thinned out those options a great deal, so it will be interesting to see what else they might do in Seattle.

22 responses to “Pete Carroll would like Seahawks to re-sign Geno Smith

  1. Geno is terrible, just stop, go play golf or spend time with your great grandchildren.

  2. Why? Geno isn’t even a top tier backup QB. If the Seahawks didn’t have a plan for the QB position, why let Russell Wilson leave? How did one of the NFL’s best run franchises get so completely inept?

  3. I was hoping Seattle would be good enough to drop an L on San Fran or the Cardinals at least once but this is as bleak as it gets.

  4. Great. Bringing him back means that the Hawks will have three backup-level quarterbacks. I think Lock is a good kid, but his ceiling is a game manager that might throw 25 times a game. What is the team’s ceiling in that case? Maybe 7-10?

  5. iwatcheveryplay says:
    March 22, 2022 at 5:17 pm
    I was hoping Seattle would be good enough to drop an L on San Fran or the Cardinals at least once but this is as bleak as it gets.
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    They can still hand the Niners a couple of L’s to go with that collection. LOL

  6. They dump Russell Wilson for some draft picks that won’t pan out, and Pete Carroll’s big Quarterback plan is: re-sign Geno Smith???

    Someone needs to put the old man out to pasture…

  7. Geno Smith is the best QB on the team. He has earned the right to compete for the job. It would be a seamless transition from Russ to a guy who started 3 games for them last year and who has adequately backed up Russ for many years. It would be stupid to drop him.

  8. All-American Voltron says:
    March 22, 2022 at 5:42 pm
    They dump Russell Wilson for some draft picks that won’t pan out, and Pete Carroll’s big Quarterback plan is: re-sign Geno Smith???

    Someone needs to put the old man out to pasture…
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    Drew Lock (or a QB from the draft – Willis, Pickett?) is Pete’s plan. It’s not Geno…even though maybe it should be for one season.

  9. fordbw says:
    March 22, 2022 at 5:26 pm
    He’s literally the worst quarterback in the league

    Sam Darnold would beg to differ with your assessment.

  10. Looking at other options. Perhaps one of the other options is Baker Mayfield. You want to sign Geno, but you haven’t. Maybe Carroll is working the market to reduce the cost of getting Mayfield..

  11. Geno Smith if resigned instantly becomes the best QB on the Seahawks roster… Drew Lock is a QB that you don’t even want as a backup! The Denver Broncos gave Lock every chance to prove himself worthy of being their starting QB, Lock failed. When Teddy got hurt Lock failed to show anything! Drew Lock is another Elway failure!

  12. Translation: if we end up needing to play a backup QB, then we’re going full on tank mode

  13. It’s about gamesmanship. If they say they really want Mayfield or someone else, the cost goes up. Saying you want minimum wage Geno to compete & push Drew Lock is really about trying to get Mayfield or another starter at a better price. Not one GM or Coach tells the truth at this juncture of the year.

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