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

It’s 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 starter and then 13 games in 2014.

Need some perspective on how much time has actually passed?

Smith was named the Jets’ Week 1 starter in 2014 after beating out Michael Vick. After spending the final 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 be an NFL starter. The opportunity came this offseason when longtime Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was traded to Denver, creating a competition between Smith and Drew Lock, who came to Seattle as part of that trade. And with a strong, consistent performance throughout camp and the preseason, Smith earned the starting job.

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