Geno Smith: Age, Draft Pick, Starting Record and More

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Geno Smith earned an impressive win on Monday Night Football.
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Chase Kiddy @chaseakiddy Sep 14, 2022, 1:13 PM
  • Geno Smith has returned to the spotlight after an epic win on Monday night.
  • Geno Smith was drafted in 2013 after starting for three years at West Virginia.
  • Geno Smith, who turns 32 this season, is 3-3 as a starting QB since 2016.

Geno Smith is the newly-minted starting quarterback for the Seahawks. He shocked the NFL betting world by leading Seattle to a season-opening win over Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos in the first Monday Night Football game of the year.

Smith’s play was particularly striking in the first half, as he sliced and diced the Broncos’ defense with near-perfect accuracy.

As a result, Smith has been the talk of the NFL for much of the week.

As one of the nation’s leading Eugene Cyril Smith defenders, I felt it was my duty to educate the public on the future Comeback Player of the Year, Geno Smith. 

Geno Smith Draft Pick: When Was Geno Smith Drafted?

Geno Smith was selected by the New York Jets with the 39th overall pick (2nd round, 7th pick) in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Smith infamously fell out of the first round, which featured a brutally unimpressive crop of quarterbacks.

How Old is Geno Smith?

Geno Smith is currently 31 years old and will turn 32 during the 2022 NFL season (Oct. 10).

Where Did Geno Smith Play College Football?

Geno Smith was the starting quarterback at West Virginia from 2010-12.

Where did Geno Smith Come From?

Though he played college football at West Virginia, Geno Smith is originally from outside of Miami, Florida. He attended Miramar High School and graduated in 2009.

What is Geno Smith’s Win/Loss Record?

Geno Smith’s win/loss record as an NFL starter is 14-22; however, if you throw out the Jets’ putrid 2014 season where Smith was pressed into service on a bad team, his record is a much more respectable 11-11. 

At West Virginia, Geno Smith was 26-13.

Did Geno Smith win the Heisman?

Despite throwing for 4,205 yards and 42 touchdowns during his senior year at WVU, Geno Smith did not win the Heisman Trophy in 2012.

Smith and the Mountaineers jumped out to a 5-0 start with masterful offensive performances against Baylor and Texas, and he was indeed considered a Heisman front-runner at that point. 

The season started to go sideways for WVU after that, as a porous defense ruined a promising season. 

Smith did not finish as a Heisman finalist, though fellow Big 12 quarterback Collin Klein did.

Geno Smith: “They Wrote Me Off; I Ain’t Write Back, Though”

Yes, Smith dropped an all-time great line in a field interview immediately after beating the Broncos.

Seahawks Odds: Value in Betting on Geno Smith

Geno Smith has been an undervalued commodity at quarterback for several years now. 

If you bet on NFL, you may already be aware of this – he has a great ATS record in his post-Jets years because the market doesn’t value him correctly.

However, Smith’s heroics on a heavily-watched Monday Night Football game may have changed how he is perceived by the online sports betting market.

Seattle’s NFL betting lines will be a data set to watch very closely in the coming weeks. 

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Chase Kiddy

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Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.

Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.