Geno Smith Named Seattle Seahawks Starting Quarterback

Morgantown, West Virginia – Former West Virginia Mountaineers star quarterback Geno Smith is a starting quarterback once again!

Smith won the Seahawks’ starting job, head coach Pete Carroll announced Friday night after the team’s preseason loss to the Cowboys.

“He’s earned it,” Carroll said. “He won the job.”

Smith, 31, won the competition over Drew Lock and will now start in Week 1 when the Seahawks open the season on September 12 against the Denver Broncos.

“Geno, he knows our stuff and he does really well and he understands it and he commands everything that we’re doing,” Carroll said. “He’ll give us the best chance to play great football right off the bat.”

Smith, who is in his 3rd season with the Seahawks, took the news of being named the starter very maturely. “This is just step one in the process, but it’s really about winning,” Smith said. “None of this will matter if we don’t go out and win the games we’re supposed to win.”

Geno Smith is undoubtedly one of the greatest quarterbacks in West Virginia football history, passing for 11,662 yards, 98 touchdowns and only 21 interceptions during his remarkable career with the Mountaineers. However, since being drafted by the New York Jets, Smith’s career has been filled with frustrations and disappointments. Now is his time to show that he’s a very capable starter who can win big in the NFL. It’s now officially Geno Time!