Sources: QB Smith finalizing new Seahawks deal

Geno Smith and the Seattle Seahawks are finalizing a three-year, $105 million contract, sources told ESPN on Monday.

The deal includes $52 million in the first year, sources said.

Smith, 32, was one of the biggest surprises of the 2022 NFL season, earning a Pro Bowl nod and the league’s Comeback Player of the Year award after spending most of the past seven seasons as a backup.

He won the Seahawks’ starting job following Russell Wilson’s trade to the Denver Broncos — beating out the widely presumed favorite, Drew Lock — and delivered one of the most prolific seasons in franchise history. Playing on a one-year, $3.5 million deal, Smith led the league in completion percentage (69.8%), finished sixth in Total QBR (60.8) and finished fourth in touchdown passes (30) to lead the Seahawks to an unexpected playoff berth as the NFC’s seventh seed.

ESPN’s BBrady Henderson contributed to this report.

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