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Geno Smith returning to Seattle to back up Russell Wilson

Geno Smith is sticking around in the Pacific Northwest.

The quarterback is signing a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday.

Smith spent the 2019 season with the Seahawks, though he didn't appear in a regular-season game. Smith has bounced around since his four-year stint with the Jets ended in 2017, spending time with the Giants and Chargers before moving to Seattle. Smith completed 1 of 4 pass attempts for eight yards in his most recent game action (2018), but actually started a game for the Giants in 2017, a season in which he completed 21 of 36 passes for 212 yards and one touchdown in two contests.

Though he's never lived up to the expectations associated with his 39th-overall selection in the 2013 draft, Smith has carved out a lengthy NFL career as a headset-wearing understudy.

With only undrafted free agent and former Washington State quarterback Anthony Gordon on the roster, Seattle wisely turned to a veteran to back up Russell Wilson.

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