Smith has re-signed with the Seahawks. Smith has backed up Russell Wilson for the past two seasons, a role that he'll reprise in 2021. While working behind Wilson, who's been durable as a pro, Smith has made just one regular-season appearance for Seattle, in a blowout win over the Jets last year.
Smith played one game for the Seahawks in 2020 and completed four of five passes for 33 yards. Russell Wilson hasn't missed a game since entering the league, so Smith has been called upon just once over his two-year stint with the team, as he took the field in a Week 14 blowout win over the Jets. The 30-year-old quarterback will be an unrestricted free agent in March.
Smith completed four of five passes for 33 yards in Sunday's 40-3 win over the Jets. Smith took the field for the first time since 2018, as Russell Wilson was rested in the fourth quarter after generating a comfortable lead. He was predictably rusty, getting sacked once and botching a snap. The 30-year-old only threw short passes, too. It was nevertheless important to get Wilson's backup some work before the postseason begins.
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 (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.
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