How Many Teams Has Geno Smith Played For? Exploring the Veteran QB’s Career

Geno Smith has undergone a career renaissance of sorts with the Seahawks. How did the veteran QB reach this point after his turbulent start?

Geno Smith has undergone a career renaissance of sorts during his time with the Seattle Seahawks after struggling mightily early in his NFL career.

How many teams has the veteran quarterback played for?

Where Has Geno Smith Played in the NFL?

Smith, now in his 11th NFL season, has certainly worn his fair share of different jerseys across his time in the league.

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The veteran quarterback began his professional career with the New York Jets in 2013 after being selected 13th overall by the franchise in that season’s NFL Draft. He immediately started all 16 games as a rookie and was less than stellar, completing just 55.8% of his pass attempts for 3,046 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 21 interceptions while also being sacked 43 times and losing eight fumbles.

Turnovers continued to be an issue in 2014 as Smith completed 59.7% of his pass attempts for 2,525 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions while taking 28 sacks and again losing eight fumbles.

Smith’s struggles led to him falling out of favor with the Jets, making just three appearances with one start across the next two seasons. He then moved to the New York Giants ahead of the 2017 season and again to the Los Angeles Chargers in 2018, seeing limited action for both franchises.

He joined the Seahawks ahead of the 2019 season but did not make an appearance that year and played in just one game for the franchise in 2020. Smith made three starts during the 2021 season in place of Russell Wilson, completing a combined 65 of 95 passes for 702 yards, five touchdowns, and one interception across four appearances.

That performance evidently impressed Seattle, which traded Wilson to the Denver Broncos after the 2021 season and handed the reins over to Smith heading into 2022.

Smith rewarded the Seahawks’ trust with the best season of his career, completing 69.8% of his pass attempts for 4,282 yards, 30 touchdowns, and just 11 interceptions while running for 366 more yards and one score. He has continued to produce early in the 2023 season by completing 218 of 334 passes for 2,404 yards, 12 touchdowns, and seven interceptions through 10 starts.

It turns out the right environment was all Smith needed to find success at the NFL level. He found just that and increased stability with his fourth NFL franchise.

That 2022 resurgence earned Smith the Associated Press NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award and the first Pro Bowl nod of his career. He is looking to build on that in 2023 and lead the Seahawks to a better finish than their 9-8 showing last year.

He has them at 6-4 through 10 games, right in the thick of the NFC playoff race and just one game back of the San Francisco 49ers for the lead in the NFC West.

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