Geno Smith, QB, Seattle Seahawks
Don’t laugh at me. After Russell Wilson (finger) left last Thursday night’s game against the Los Angeles Rams, Smith went 10-for-17 for 131 yards with a touchdown and an interception along with 23 rushing yards. That touchdown pass was his first since 2017 with the New York Giants, when he notably started a game that ended Eli Manning‘s consecutive start streak.
Smith’s last significant action feels like a long time ago, and it was (2013 and 2014 as a first and second-year starter for the New York Jets). The headline is an ugly touchdown-to-interception ratio over that span (25:34), but he ran for six touchdowns as a rookie.
Wilson may miss as little as four weeks, or as long as eight weeks. Shy of a move to sign Cam Newton, Smith will be the Seahawks’ starting quarterback until Wilson is back. At his disposal will be wide receivers DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. Metcalf caught Smith’s touchdown pass against the Rams.
In two-quarterback leagues with bye weeks to navigate while Wilson is out, Smith is worth a long look as a waiver wire add this week.
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