Pete Carroll: Seahawks have had preliminary contract discussions with Geno Smith

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After Saturday’s loss to the 49ers, quarterback Geno Smith made it clear he’d like to remain with the Seahawks.

Entering the offseason, it sounds like that feeling is mutual.

Head coach Pete Carroll said in his weekly interview with Seattle Sports radio 710 that the G.M. John Schneider and the Seahawks have started preliminary discussions with Smith about a new contract.

Via Brady Henderson of ESPN, Carroll noted that Smith is a winner and the club feels lucky to have him. While the contract talks haven’t gotten into anything substantive yet, Carroll said, “Feel assured that John’s all over it.”

Smith played the 2022 season on a one-year contract, so he’ll be an unrestricted free agent in March. Smith led the league in completing 69.8 percent of his passes for 4,282 yards with 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He finished with a 100.9 passer rating, leading Seattle to a postseason berth.

The Seahawks also have the No. 5 pick in the draft, so whatever they decide to do at quarterback will be worth monitoring over the next several months.

16 responses to “Pete Carroll: Seahawks have had preliminary contract discussions with Geno Smith

  1. Give him a three year, incentive laden deal. Make him prove that this year wasnt a fluke while preparing a young QB for the future.

  2. Yes Geno had a great year and was the best “feel good” story of the season, but don’t pass on the chance at getting a franchise QB

  3. Happy for Geno, come back home to Miami. We could certainly use your services since Tua can’t even be on the sidelines with his teammates! At least Lamar was!

  4. Good bridge quarterback and not to take away from his huge numbers, he tailed off as the season went on…way too many losses in second half of season and too many turnovers (8 fumbles). That said, he’s a great story and should be a solid #1 while they groom the next QB.

  5. 5y $150 mil. $80 mil guaranteed. Do it Schneider !
    You will get some great play along with folding when the lights are the brightest.
    Do it! Please.

  6. When you absolutely, positively have to make a play in a big game, Geno doesn’t deliver. Never has.

    Most likely there will be a 45 year old available on a one year deal. Draft a QB at #5 and let him sit and learn from Tommy?

  7. I’d caution Geno not to overplay his hand here, the way Ryan Fitzpatrick once did with the Jets. It’s a good situation where he can make some ok money, but no one’s gonna overpay him.

  8. According to Lamar Jackson Geno should get a guaranteed contract worth 40 million a year, and anything less is insulting 🙄

  9. Forget drafting QB in first two rounds. Draft much needed top end defensive and lineman. Drew lock might not want to be the backup qb, but next season would remain intact, if I had a say.

  10. If Seattle pays Geno 40 million a year or above we would be doomed to mediocrity.

    Geno had a solid year but needs pieces around him on both sides of the ball to win. Improve that defense, build off that run and efficient passing and truly compete next year.

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