The Seattle Seahawks do not have a quarterback on the roster other than Russell Wilson. 2016 backup Trevone Boykin was released following domestic assault allegations made by his girlfriend — he has since been formally charged with aggravated assault — and 2017 backup Austin Davis is currently a free agent who has not been re-signed.
One name that has surfaced as a possible backup for Wilson is Geno Smith, who was a flop with the New York Jets and most recently played for the New York Giants. The New York Daily News had the scoop on Thursday.
Smith backed up Eli Manning last season, even getting the start as then-head coach Ben McAdoo pointlessly ended Manning’s streak of consecutive games started. The former West Virginia star had a respectable stat-line of 21/34 for 212 yards and a touchdown, although he was strip-sacked by Bruce Irvin and Khalil Mack, losing his fumbles both times.
The 27-year-old had a rough time with the Jets, as he alternated between terrible play and also missing time because his teammate broke his jaw. A torn ACL in 2016 signaled the end of his Jets career.
Hey, it’s the backup quarterback spot. I don’t see any reason to get worked up about a visit. It’s an open competition and if Smith ultimately comes on board, so be it.