NFL disapproves Geno Smith’s contract with Seahawks, but issue is expected to be resolved

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Geno Smith hasn’t signed with the Seahawks just yet.

Although the Seahawks announced that they had signed Smith today, the NFL’s transaction wire said that the contract was disapproved by the league office.

It is not immediately clear what the issue was with the contract, but no contract is official until the league office approves it.

However, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the contractual issue won’t be a sticking point and the expectation is that Smith will still sign with the Seahawks.

At the moment the Seahawks’ only quarterbacks are Drew Lock and Jacob Eason. Smith will likely end up competing with Lock for the starting job.

10 responses to “NFL disapproves Geno Smith’s contract with Seahawks, but issue is expected to be resolved

  1. How often are contracts even disapproved? What funky language did the Seahawks put in there in a backup QBs contract that could even do that? 😀

  2. Does it have anything to do with him still not paying IK Enemkpali back the money he owed him in 2015 that got Smith punched out?

    Great character guy to lead your QB room, Pete Carroll!

  3. The league sees what we all saw, he can’t play. Sets a bad precedent when you pay for lack of ability.

  4. I can certainly understand the league disallowing Geno’s the $7million contract. Should have also disallowed Luke Joekel & Greg Olsen’s $7million salaries, too

  5. Kaepernick is probably better than Geno. May be why NFL rejected contract. Can’t have Geno signing and Kaep still hanging around.

  6. “Technically flawed” can be millions of reasons. The terms are what they are.

  7. “Smith will likely end up competing with Lock for the starting job.”

    Sucks to be a member of the 12. Might want to consider a name change, 0?

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