Geno Smith faced the prospect of playing for his fifth team in as many years upon hitting free agency this offseason, but the veteran quarterback will experience some consistency in 2020 instead. According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, Smith agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday.
Smith signed on with Seattle last offseason and was cut during final roster trimming but re-signed a day later to serve as the club's backup quarterback to Russell Wilson for the 2019 season. The 29-year-old didn't appear in a game for the Seahawks last year, but the club clearly liked what they saw enough to bring him back for another season.
Smith originally entered the league as a second-round draft choice of the New York Jets back in 2013. He started 30 of his 33 games played for New York and owned a 12-18 record, completing 57.9% of his passes for 5,962 yards, 28 touchdowns, and 36 interceptions. Following his tenure with the Jets, Smith made stops as a backup with the Giants and Chargers before landing with Seattle.
One side story to Smith re-signing with the Seahawks is that it may have taken away yet another potential landing spot for veteran quarterback Cam Newton, who remains unsigned. In his backup quarterback power rankings piece from earlier this month, CBS Sports' Sean Wagner-McGough noted that Newton would have made a ton of sense for the Seahawks. With Smith now in-house, it appears like we can cross another potential home for Newton off the list.