Geno Smith jumped back on the NFL radar last season when he helped the Seattle Seahawks go 9-8 and a Wildcard birth where the Seahawks ultimately fell to the 49ers.
Earlier this week while being interviewed by Seattle Sports, Drew Lock gave praise to Smith.
#Seahawks QB Drew Lock said this about Geno Smith when he [Geno] won the starting QB job on the Seattle Sports interview this evening:
“I’ve had a lot of good quarterback rooms that supported me before. And it was my time to give it back. Geno has shown me nothing but respect since I’ve gotten here,” Lock said.
It is being reported that Smith will be the Seahawks starter come Week One.
“I’ve shown him nothing but respect obviously on the other side of it. When they name him the starter, I am going to give him the room that I always had when I was the starter. I am going to be there and do whatever I can for him. I think the only way it worked is the fact that I knew if the roles were reversed, he would have done the same exact thing for me,” said Lock.
Lock went on to say their relationship is mutual and full of respect towards each other.
“That is the relationship that we have and, because we both feel that way towards each other, we have that mutual respect we have, it’s just been a blast. There is no bicker and fighting. We can be very honest with each other all the time because we want to be the best at what we do. It’s been really, really cool.”
Smith threw for 4,282 yards with 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions last season.
In his four-year career with the Mountaineers over 39 games started (44 played in) Smith threw for 11,662 yards with 98 touchdowns and 21 interceptions.
The Seahawks open their season against the Los Angeles Rams on September 10 in Seattle.