Until Geno Smith finds meaningful playing time, Fantasy managers shouldn't bother adding him to rosters.
Smith agreed to a one-year contract with the Seahawks on Thursday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. Smith rejoins the team that employed him as a backup last season, though the assignment resulted in no snaps during the 2019 regular season. He should presumably return to that role, though undrafted rookie Anthony Gordon may also get a look in training camp.
Smith didn't play an offensive snap for the Seahawks in 2019. Russell Wilson hasn't missed a game since entering the league in 2012, and he continued that trend in 2019. That left Smith on the sidelines for the full season. Smith last started a game in 2017 for the Giants. Overall in his career, he's completed 57.7 percent of passes for 6,182 yards, 29 touchdowns and 36 interceptions while rushing for 661 yards and seven scores. The 29-year-old will be an unrestricted free agent in March.
Smith (knee) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Smith had a strong preseason and has finally moved past a nagging knee injury. He'll dress as the backup to Russell Wilson in Sunday's season opener versus the Bengals after beating out Paxton Lynch for the No. 2 role. Wilson has proven incredibly durable through the first seven seasons of his career, not missing a single game due to injury.
Smith (knee) is re-signing with the Seahawks, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports. Smith was cut Saturday to temporarily free up a roster spot. He's once again positioned as Russell Wilson's backup, with no other quarterbacks on the roster as of Sunday afternoon.
The Seahawks released Smith (knee) on Saturday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. The news comes as a bit of a surprise, as Seattle released third-string quarterback Paxton Lynch on Friday, supposedly leaving Smith as the backup behind Russell Wilson. The Seahawks also released J.T. Barrett on Saturday, currently leaving Wilson as the only quarterback on the roster. Smith hasn't seen a large role under center since his first two seasons in the league. The 28-year-old started in 29 games and threw for 5,571 yards, 25 touchdowns and 34 interceptions for the Jets in 2013 and 2014. Smith has appeared in 10 games and passed for 611 yards, four touchdowns and two picks over the last four seasons.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/21||New England Patriots||1||11.06|
|8||11/01||San Francisco 49ers||15||18.00|
|10||11/15||@Los Angeles Rams||11||17.13|
|13||12/06||New York Giants||29||23.88|
|14||12/13||New York Jets||17||19.13|
|16||12/27||Los Angeles Rams||11||17.13|
|17||01/03||@San Francisco 49ers||15||18.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||53.8||73||0||0||5||0||0|