6 signs the Seahawks are preparing for life after Geno Smith
Will Seahawks HC decision tell us Geno Smith's fate or do we already know? Seaside Joe 1784
I know that there are a lot of emotions and opinions wrapped up in quarterback debates—it’s why three months ago I compared Seattle’s QB situation to Varsity Blues, and that I didn’t want the Seahawks to enter the “Derek Carr phase” of fan arguments—and if you feel like Geno Smith should be unquestioned as the starter for the forseeable future, that’s not something that I intend to dismiss or disregard.
Don’t look at today’s message as Seaside Joe saying, “Well, I’ve been anti-Geno this whole time and now I’ll finally get my way!”
Actually, I was one of the first people to be pro-Geno in the sense that I wanted the Seahawks to punt the quarterback position in 2022 (whether it was Geno or Drew Lock didn’t matter to me) and then I applauded Seattle’s ability to bring him back on a contract that they could easily get out of after one season if they needed to.
Well, the Seahawks don’t NEED to cut Geno this year. But recent decisions suggest that they might WANT to and that John Schneider will consider all options at his disposal in the offseason, not just the one under contract.
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Leave our ‘opinions’ out of it.
Instead, we can look at Geno’s situation, including his tenure with the team already, his contract situation, recent changes by the Seahawks, and his contract situation, and I think we can OBJECTIVELY conclude that the franchise is ramping up towards a change at quarterback.
Maybe this year, maybe not this year, but there are enough clues at this point for fans to warm up to the idea that whether you stand behind—or far away—from Geno Smith, the Seattle Seahawks want to be a different team in a meaningful way and that usually means a change at quarterback.