Geno Smith
Geno Smith
28-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Seattle Seahawks
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The fact that the 27-year-old actually started a game for the Giants in 2017 ahead of a healthy Eli Manning says more about the organization's dysfunction than Smith's capabilities behind center, as the West Virginia alum was quickly displaced after his Week 13 start. Now in Los Angeles, Smith joins a quarterback depth chart led by 36-year-old Philip Rivers, as well as promising youngster Cardale Jones. While Smith certainly won't overtake the grizzled veteran on the depth chart, there's a chance his experience and athleticism could give him the edge in what figures to be a spirited fight for the backup role. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Seahawks in May of 2019.
Reaches deal with Seattle
QBSeattle Seahawks
May 15, 2019
Smith agreed to a contract Wednesday with the Seahawks, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
Smith has spent time with the Jets, Giants and Chargers since being drafted in the second round back in 2013, but he hasn't been pressed into meaningful extended action since his failed stint as the Jets' starter in 2014. The 28-year-old comes to Seattle as high-profile candidate for the backup job to Russell Wilson, with Paxton Lynch looming as Smith's top competition for the gig.
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How do Geno Smith's 2018 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
50.0%
 
Avg Target Depth
-0.5 Yds
 
Sack Rate
20.0%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
11.0 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
0.0%
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Geno Smith's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
221 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.59 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.5 in
 
Broad Jump
124 in
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
32.50 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Smith was brought in to back up Eli Manning and won't see action unless Manning were to get hurt. Smith suffered a torn ACL in Week 7 last year, but claims to be completely healthy in camp. Should Smith get a shot, he'd have a modicum of upside given the weapons at his disposal and his ability to generate points with his legs.
It's been a tumultuous career in New York for Smith, to say the least. A second-round pick in 2013, he played all 16 games as a rookie, but then had trouble keeping an aging Michael Vick on the bench in 2014, and barely played last season after a locker-room fight with a teammate left Smith with a broken jaw that sidelined him for six weeks and opened the door for Ryan Fitzpatrick to seize the starting job. From a physical standpoint, Smith has all the tools to succeed in the NFL. He's got the mobility to escape pressure and move the chains as a scrambler, and the arm strength to stretch the field or fit the ball into tight coverage windows. However, his pocket awareness was rudimentary coming out of a college spread offense, and his shaky footwork leaves his accuracy far below modern NFL standards. Smith is still young enough to turn things around, and as Fitzpatrick proved in 2015, the Jets have the weapons in the passing game to make even average QBs look good.
The good news is that Smith cut his interceptions from 21 in 2013 to 13 last year. The bad news is pretty much everything else. Smith threw only 13 touchdowns in 13 starts and was benched midseason for Michael Vick. His dismal YPA did not improve from the previous year, and his completion percentage the last two years (57.5) ranks 37th out of 41 qualified quarterbacks. With a new regime in town this season, Smith was expected to compete for the starting job with Ryan Fitzpatrick, until he was punched by a teammate during training camp. Smith is now expected to miss at least the first two games of the season with a broken jaw, leaving Fitzpatrick as the starter by default. If he eventually gets healthy and takes the job back, Smith will at least have an improved supporting cast after the Jets traded for Brandon Marshall and drafted deep-threat Devin Smith in the second round. Those two join last season's leading receiver Eric Decker and 6-5 tight end Jace Amaro. Smith is physically gifted — quick release, strong arm, nice touch, good athleticism — but hasn't demonstrated the ability to consistently read defenses or make good decisions.
As long as he holds the starting role over Michael Vick, Smith should establish decent QB2 value. His average of 6.9 YPA last year was respectable considering his extremely weak supporting cast, and his rushing production (366 yards and six touchdowns) was rather impressive. He'll likely throw with significantly better efficiency now that the Jets added Eric Decker, Jace Amaro and Chris Johnson as pass-catching threats.
Smith's draft-day experience didn't go as planned, and now he'll be competing with a quarterback who was over-drafted in Mark Sanchez. Smith probably needs a year to sit, but he might not have that luxury with the Jets. Look for the rookie to run the ball more often than he did in college. Without established playmakers on his side, though, he’s a long shot to thrive as a passer.
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Garners interest from Seattle
QBFree Agent
May 13, 2019
Smith is scheduled to visit with the Seahawks on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Enters game late in fourth quarter
QBLos Angeles Chargers
October 15, 2018
Smith attempted one pass for eight yards and also carried the ball twice for minus-2 yards in the 38-14 win over the Browns on Sunday.
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Expected to be named backup QB
QBLos Angeles Chargers
August 31, 2018
Smith is expected to be named the backup quarterback after a preseason battle for the role with Cardale Jones, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.
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Ugly outing Saturday
QBLos Angeles Chargers
August 27, 2018
Smith completed seven of his 11 passing attempts for 45 yards and an interception in Saturday's 36-7 preseason loss to the Saints.
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Plays nearly two quarters in preseason game
QBLos Angeles Chargers
August 19, 2018
Smith completed six of his eight passes for 85 yards and a touchdown, and also ran two times for 14 yards in Saturday's preseason win over the Seahawks.
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