QB Geno Smith will ‘compete with anybody’ to keep Seahawks starting job
The Seattle Seahawks just locked up quarterback Geno Smith for the next three years but that might not stop coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider from drafting another QB this year.
While the Seahawks have expressed nothing by faith in Smith, Carroll and Schneider have also repeatedly said that nothing was off the table come April’s draft.
Having already fought to win his job in Seattle, Smith isn’t shying away from a little more competition.
“I love to compete, so I’ll compete with anybody, but I’m also going to help them out as much as I can, the same as we did with Drew (Lock),” Smith said Thursday during his press conference. “Our QB room is so tight-knit and we’re all so connected that we act as one. So whether it’s a young guy or someone else, I want to help that player just like any other player on our team, be the best that he can be.”
Smith has always said he’s the guy in the locker room everyone can turn to – even players looking to take his place.
“Because that’s my job as a leader, and that’s who I am at heart,” Smith said. “You know, I’m never going to withhold information. I’m always going to try and help guys get better. And so that’s what I want to do, and if that happens then that’s the guy I’ll be.”
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