QB - SEA
Week 17 Outlook
QB Geno Smith is signing a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks.
Smith will return to Seattle to backup QB Russell Wilson. The seven-year vet began his career back in 2013 as a starter with the Jets for two seasons. He also played a season with the Giants and the Chargers before joining the Seahawks. In his career, Smith has thrown for 6,182 yards, 29 TDs, and 36 INTs.
In an odd, yet somewhat predictable turn of events, the Seahawks are planning to sign Geno Smith back to their roster. The team had let him go yesterday during roster cuts. With Russell Wilson being the only healthy QB on the roster, it makes sense to bring in a player who already knows the system in case of an injury.
Smith holds no fantasy value while Wilson is healthy and playing.
The Seahawks cut assumed-to-be backup QB Geno Smith Saturday, leaving the team with just starter Russell Wilson as the only QB on the roster.
Smith signed with the Seahawks in May after a year backing up Phillip Rivers on the Chargers in 2018. The signal-caller compiled a line of 18-for-34 for 282 yards and two touchdowns in the preseason. Initially, it appeared those numbers were enough to stage off Paxton Lynch as Wilson's backup, but, like with Lynch, to free agency Smith goes. The Seahawks will presumably look to fill their backup QB void via waivers Sunday.
Geno Smith completed 14-of-23 passes for 218 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the Chargers' 24-17 preseason loss to the Cardinals Saturday night. He added two carries for nine yards and lost one fumble.
Smith is in a training camp battle with Cardale Jones to backup Philip Rivers. He outplayed Jones on Saturday, likely making him the favorite to be the QB2 for the Chargers. Smith has limited fantasy appeal even in the event of an injury to the durable Rivers.
Former Jets and Giants signal-caller Geno Smith signed a one-year deal across the county in Los Angeles to join the Chargers as Philip Rivers back-up quarterback. Smith, 27, has played in only five total games over the past three season and thrown just 56 passes.
Smith will compete with incumbent Cardale Jones for clipboard duties behind Philip Rivers, who has started all 16 games for 12 consecutive seasons. Even if Smith manages to beat out Jones, he'll have no fantasy value playing by ironman Rivers.