Pro Bow quarterback Geno Smith stuck an optimistic tune during a SiriusXM NFL Radio interview last Friday. In March Smith is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent was quoted as saying the two sides were talking and the prospect of the two sides reaching a deal looked good.
“We’ve had talks and we’re in the process of getting all that settled right now,” Smith said from the Pro Bowl in Las Vegas in an interview that aired Friday afternoon. “It’s looking very good. We think we can get some things done, but obviously, those things take time. This is the process that I hate about the NFL because I just want to play football, but it’s a business as well, so we’ve got to take care of business and then we’ll get back to the football.”
The timing of Smith having the best year of his career could have come at a better time for himself and the Seahawks. After trading Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos. The trade brought first, second-round draft picks and players TE Noah Fant, DL Shelby Harris, and quarterback Drew Lock and a lot of uncertainty at the quarterback position.
Smith seized the moment and became a Pro Bowler in 2022 and threw for a career-high 30 touchdowns, lead the Seahawks to the playoffs, and completed a league-best 69.8% of his passes.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and General Manager has said all along that they would like to re-sign Smith. One option the Seahawks have is to use the franchise tag on Smith if the two sies are unable to come to an agreement on a contract extension
Smith last deal with the Seahawks was for one year with a base salary of $3.5 million. Smith was able to make another $3.5 million in incentives this year.
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