Seahawks General Manager John Schneider Seems To Think Bucs May Try To Lure Geno Smith

February 19th, 2023

Seattle QB Geno Smith.

The Bucs need a quarterback. Joe believes we can all agree unless you are a family member or close friend of Kyle Trask.

The lone quarterback on the Bucs roster for 2023 is Trask, who in two years has played in one game and thrown a grand total nine passes. Is that enough to bank on?

Trask’s former position coach Clyde Christensen believes Trask needs to be thrown into the cauldron of NFL starting quarterbacks. We shall see.

Elsewhere, folks are not as confident. Among those appears to be long-time Seahawks general manager John Schneider.

Appearing on Seattle sports station KIRO-AM 710 last week, Scheider was asked if new Bucs offensive coordinator Dave Canales, who was Seattle quarterback Geno Smith’s position coach last season, might try to coax the expected free agent quarterback or scatterbrain Seattle backup Drew Lock along with him to Tampa Bay.

Schneider didn’t exactly kill the idea, per Grant Gordon of

“Obviously, Dave has a great relationship with Drew [Lock] and Geno,” Schneider said. “Shoot, he did a great job working with Geno (and) staying after practice with Drew.

“Those guys would work their tails off for a good hour, hour and a half after practice. They’d be out there in the dark throwing the ball, working on footwork and ball carriage and everything. … (But) free agency doesn’t start until the middle of March so there’s a huge period here where we have time to work through things.”

Now a lot of attention is on free agent playoff quarterback Derek Carr. Understandably. He is likely the best available and he can sign at any time since he was released last week.

Then you have Jimmy GQ, but like Smith, he isn’t available until the free agency dinner bell rings on March 15.

Lost in the shuffle of free agent playoff quarterbacks appears to be Smith.

Now all it takes is for the Seahawks to franchise tag Smith, a former Todd Bowles’ backup, and he’s off the market. Per, that would be some $32 million. That’s a ton of Microsoft loot for a guy who’s had one good year in the NFL.

So the ball very much is in Schneider’s hands until March 15.

Schneider seems to echo what Hall of Fame general manager Bill Polian said last week about the Bucs’ quarterback position. Polian said Bucs fans can expect designed plays to get the quarterback out of the pocket.

Is Trask that guy? Joe honestly doesn’t know.

But Joe does get the sense that one quarterback in addition to Trask come training camp will be either Smith (long shot) or Lock (easy and cheap to sign).

Yes, now is the time for Joe to insert his obligatory line about how Lock dumped Gracie Hunt.

47 Responses to “Seahawks General Manager John Schneider Seems To Think Bucs May Try To Lure Geno Smith”

  1. Statistically Insignificant Reader Says:

    GEEZ…These retread QB’s are not going to lead the Bucs to the promise land so wtf.
    Throw Trask in see what you really have, save some money, balance the checkbook, work on the cap pinch. Be in a better position the following year to make a difference.

  2. Hodad Says:

    You know I’m actually looking forward to next season. The last couple of years sometimes winning was a relief, and losing to bad teams was devistating. This year victories may not be many, but they will be sweet. If we lose a close one to a really good team, it could be a sign of good things to come. Can’t tell you how happy I’ll be not having to wait all the way till Sunday, or Monday night to see the Bucs play. One P.M. Sunday works for me. So next year the pressure is off. Todd, Trask, they make it, or they don’t, I have no skin in the game. Whatever happens I’m hoping for the best, but expecting the worse, only this time it’s understandable. We may not win much, but it will be exciting to see how the new look Bucs will fair.

  3. DungyDance Says:

    Unless we plan to enter the season with one qb on the roster, we’re obviously signing someone. I’d like to see an argument showing how Geno is more proven or talented than Gabbert (who would likely be cheaper, and more familiar with whatever our system is). Not saying Gabbert is the next Messiah. But he seems a smart choice for a team entering some difficult years ahead.

  4. kyle Hoge Says:

    What a clown (drew Lock) its mind boggling how you let that go????? He should have his head examined. He may just play with the other team, who knows..haha

  5. NEfan Says:

    $30M for Geno Smith, the hits keep coming.

  6. Allbuccedup Says:

    Gabbert knows Seattles offensive system thats news to me.

  7. DJ Says:

    “That’s a ton of Microsoft loot for a guy who’s had one good year in the NFL.”

    Key phrase being that Geno has had only one good year in the NFL. Last year was an outlier and if you look at the entire body of work, then 30 Mill is way too much and too big of a gamble

  8. A Bucs Fan Says:

    I wonder what Geno’s relationship is with Todd Bowles since he was the head coach of the jets when he infamously had his jaw broken by a teammate in 2015 over 600 dollars.

  9. DungyDance Says:

    Didn’t think it needed clarification, but I was talking about us keeping Gabbert.

  10. JonGruden Says:

    Josh Freeman had a great year in the NFL too…

  11. NEfan Says:

    Geno Smith started for the Jets under Rex Ryan in 2014.

    Bowles took over in 2015, acquired Fitzpatrick and sat Smith. Smith was released in 2017. Never started for Bowles. Now he wants him for $30M and to fill Brady’s shoes. Stick with Trask and take your lumps.

  12. Stebobucsfan Says:

    As said Geno had 1 good year over the past 8 or 9 so this may be a bit of a risk Please, please Bucs not Lock. Please try to go get J Brisset. Just sit and compare Lock, Smith and Brisset stats. I would love to have Carr but how much do we have to sacrifice. The Bucs are gonna need some capital next season with the need to restock on WR,CB DL

  13. Hodad Says:

    Interesting interview Dungy with our new O.C. from 2021. It’s worth the watch. Gives good insite of what type of person the Bucs hired.

  14. Steven007 Says:

    Hodad, That’s a very sober attitude. And I share it to an extent. As a Bucs fan your whole mindset has to change starting with this season. In terms of expectations. That’s just reality. Still working through that as a fan. Doesn’t mean I don’t want what we all want, just that I know the road will be tougher. At least for now.

  15. NYbucsfan Says:

    Picking up Gino Smith in free agency is a fool’s move. He has had one average year and has been in the NFL for ten years. does no one remember Josh McClown? Anyone who thinks this is a good move for the Bucs needs their head examined.

  16. HC Grover Says:

    Oh Noooooo! Mr Todd!

  17. Bobby M. Says:

    Mike White is another cheap, young option. When healthy he can be very productive. Jets will go for a vet, keep their young QB as a backup and likely won’t have the money for White.

  18. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    More and more it looks like Jimmy G’s coming to the Bucs!

  19. NEfan Says:

    Has Karen Roger’s come out of his cave yet? With all this Bucs drama, he’d be the $50M icing on the cake.

  20. ABucAway Says:

    First things first, Joe. I don’t blame Lock for moving on. Pretty sure I wouldn’t have been with it to begin with… In my 20’s.
    The Bucs have one QB under lock for this coming season and we know there needs to be three, so we can (hopefully) look forward to a competition at that spot. I’m all for it. Keep em cheap enough to where we can give the Defense some love in the draft and FA, and add another studly big ugly for the Online. I don’t think Geno is the way to go

  21. Stanglassman Says:

    Geno’s ‘22-23 season 4200 yards w/ TD/INT 30/11 finishing the last two years w/ QB rating at 100. That’s not one average year. He had a great year and he looked good in ‘21 in that system. That’s going to be a similar one that’s get put in here. I’m not advocating for him & I agree that 30m is too much for the Bucs in their current cap situation. But don’t slight the guy’s accomplishments.

  22. Anonymous Says:

    Dang Joe

    You must know Gracie personal. Like a friend?

    She’s alright to look at and I admit that I’m not sure what kind of money she’s making or comes from(Billionaires daughter?), or if certain parts of the anatomy are made of pure, silky, GOLD (“at ANY age” my FAVORITE of the options)! AKA the reasons I can see that I or you would be her personal fool.

    Then again, we all have different experiences in life which have led some of us straight up, through, and over the “house of the rising son” (usually thrown out). Or another favorite, “If you’re going through h3ll, keep on moving because you might get out before the devil even knows your there!)

    To him she’s probably the devil herself! Who knows..

    BUT, you maybe forgetting the “Sister (or mom) is even Hotter scenario”! It is a thing you know….

  23. Davenport Says:

    Gracie Hunt … some me a good looking woman and i’ll show you a guy who’s tired of ****ing her.

  24. Not Says:

    Wasn’t ONE of Trask’s criticisms that he is not mobile. How does that fit an OC that designs plays to have QB leave the pocket ? Seems like an absurd plan. Bowels is most excited about an OC who doesn’t match with our only QB!

  25. NEfan Says:

    Blows did it last season, why stop now?

  26. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    LMAO! Maybe on a one year prove it deal to make sure last year was not a fluke for him. He has been crappy since he came in to the league. And did the Seahags make the playoffs?

  27. NEfan Says:

    If Geno or Lock are NOT good in the hurry up O, they will fit in perfectly.

  28. NEfan Says:

    Got to keep those D players legs fresh, hate to see them got to the SB or NFC title game. Better to go one and done as the 4th seed and have fresh legs going into the off season.

  29. For the People Says:

    Dn Hodad.. you actually just got me excited with that truth of next year lol not a bad way to look at a bad situation

  30. HC Grover Says:

    Is Billy Kilmer available?

  31. stpetebucfan Says:

    I like all the chatter about “retreads”. Was Trent Dilfer a retread when he won a Super Bowl. Pretty much at least from the Bucs perspective.

    How about Brad Johnson. Drafted in the 9 round (FA under today’s rules) Brad was 3rd string behind Viking’s starter Rich Gannon..(who btw was another retread who led the Raiders to a SB before losing to the Bucs) Johnson finally won the starting job before losing it to Randell Cunningham. He spent two years with the Deadskins after they traded for him. FINALLY the “retread” ends up in Tampa and the rest is history.

    I’m not saying a “retread” is not the answer, there are simply too many examples. I concede that there are more examples of First round draft picks being the guy, but the gamble there is HUGE…see Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota…two “can’t miss” guys!

    In the first round QB’s success rates are pretty atrocious. Less than half of first-round QBs manage a single 4000-yd or 24 touchdown season. Those are pretty low bars for success. On top of that, almost half don’t even make it to a second contract.

    Am I against drafting one in the first round ever again. Absolutely not. Am I against trying a “retread”, absolutely not! My point is that different roads can lead to the same destination.

    Or perhaps in terms better understood here…There’s more than one way to wax a p*ssy.

  32. Jeff’s grandpa Says:

    Still everyday

  33. Tye Says:

    Extremely poor investment!

    Geno smith should be at the bottom of the list of desperation moves..

  34. SB~LV Says:

    Sell the team to a owner that understands competition and WINNING
    Take the kiddie car away from the Glazer’s

  35. NEfan Says:

    stp@ you’re listing teams that had top 5 defenses and a great running game, Bucs have neither. Rip Van Winkle, wake up it’s 2023!

  36. Tbbucs3 Says:

    There couldn’t be a more boring story line in than the Kyle Trask led Bucs for 2023.

    With the dull duo of Todd Bowels + Kyle Trask….will the Bucs players even wake up before the games?

  37. Duane Says:

    Of course none of our opinions matter doodly-squat to Jason Licht, Dave Canales, and Todd Bowles. It’s their jobs on the lines, not our status as internet commenters.

    The Bucs definitely have some options, they may not be great options, but they are options. Who is put on the roster besides Trask is going to depend a lot on what kind of offense they want to play, and who they think they can retain as free agents on the roster this next month.

    We really need to stop playing pretend GM and just wait and see what the Bucs actually do, and then we can talk about that endlessly.

  38. Mike Johnson Says:

    Well..At least Geno is mobile. And he is not afraid to run. I’ve seen plays where he has picked up 20 yrds with his feet alone. The guy has come up quite bit. Seems to be a bit of a late bloomer. He’s better than Trask or our other QB that’s for sure.

  39. Couch Fan Says:

    Its amazing to me to listen to these fans pretend they know what Trask is capable of even though they’ve never seen him in a real game with real starters. LMAO. Im ok with Geno. Bring him in and let them all compete.

  40. Bucove81 Says:

    I want trask it may just guarantee a 1st pick overall 2024

  41. Hawks dude Says:

    Great set up by Schneider. Now, in about three weeks when there are reports that talks between the Seahawks and Gino “broke down“ and that he and Pete Carroll have an unexpected 30 million available to spend on the defense, simultaneously everyone and no one expressed shock at the development.

  42. Stanglassman Says:

    St. Pete.
    So all we need to do is is have one of the best defenses of all times and the retread will work out? The Bucs and Ravens defense were the best two defenses since the Steel curtain and ‘72 dolphins. I would just use Geno Smith and the ‘22 Seahawks as an example. Everyone thought the Seahawks were going to be a 3 win team last year.

  43. RustyRhinos Says:

    Gracie Hunt is definitely a beautiful lady, But as my Mom and Dad told me “Beauty does not always last, but B!tch will last a lifetime”. I should have listened, but I did not. Glad that woman is happily married to another man, I wish them both the best, I really do!

    Go with whoever the OC thinks gives us the best opportunity to have success. Not a Geno Smith fan, I’d prefer Lock.

  44. Brent Clark Says:

    Forget Geno Smith we should get Jacoby Brissett he has the arm, has the legs,he’s BIG and STRONG drafted by NE backed up Brady so I think nice transition QB for us. Was a great QB at NC State.

  45. unbelievable Says:

    No way Seattle franchises Geno Smith for 33m.

    But they can negotiate with him right now while no one else can.

    Not sure he’s the answer either. (Could honestly say the same about all the FA QB possibilities, except maybe Aaron Rodgers who would have to be traded for and we can’t afford anyways)

  46. Buccos Says:

    There were 2 black QB’s in the Super Bowl this year. So we need either Geno Smith or Jacoby Brissett. This is a copycat league

  47. David Says:

    Trask should get most of the training camp snaps with starters. He will easily beat Geno and Lock even if hr has to compete against them.