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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) prepares to throw a pass under pressure from Dallas Cowboys defensive end Sam Williams (54) in the first half of a preseason NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
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Geno Smith says contract talks with Seahawks are ‘looking very good’

Pro Bowl quarterback Geno Smith appears to be heading toward securing his long-term future with the Seattle Seahawks.

Smith revealed that he is having productive contract talks with the Seahawks more than a month before he’s scheduled to become a free agent.

“We’ve had talks and we’re in the process of getting all that settled right now,” Smith said from the Pro Bowl in Las Vegas in an interview that aired Friday afternoon via ESPN. “It’s looking very good. We think we can get some things done, but obviously those things take time. This is the process that I hate about the NFL because I just want to play football, but it’s a business as well, so we’ve got to take care of business and then we’ll get back to the football.”


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Smith is coming off a breakout year. 2022 saw him set the Seahawks’ single-season record with 4,282 passing yards. As well as that, he had 30 touchdowns and a 100.9 passer rating. His strong play helped push Seattle into the playoffs behind a wildcard berth.

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The 32-year-old is likely to command a multi-year deal that will pay him north of $30 million per season. He has revived his career after falling into a backup role following his tough four-year stint with the New York Jets to begin his career.

Russell Wilson’s departure from the Seahawks gave him the opportunity to showcase he can be a viable starting quarterback. He now sits in the driver’s seat to earn a lucrative payday while securing his future in Seattle.

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