Seahawks QB Geno Smith ‘Ready to go out there and win games’

It has been eight years since Geno Smith was a regular starter in the NFL. After the New York Jets drafted Smith in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, he started all 16 games as a rookie and then 13 games in 2014.

Need some perspective on how much time has really passed?

Smith was named the Jets’ week one starter in 2014 after beating Michael Vick. After spending the last few years of his career as a backup, Vick retired in 2017.

As for Smith, this is a golden opportunity to prove he has what it takes to start in the NFL. The opportunity arose this offseason when veteran Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was traded to Denver, creating competition between Smith and Drew Lock, who came to Seattle as part of that trade. And with a solid and consistent performance during camp and the preseason, Smith earned the starting job.

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