First Paxton and now Geno.
After news that theSeattle Seahawkswould release reserve quarterback Paxton Lynch came to be, it seemed likely thatGeno Smithhad won the opportunity to back up starterRussell Wilson.
However, on Saturday, theSeahawkscut Smith as well as officially parting ways with Lynch, leaving them (currently) with Wilson as the only QB on the roster.
In three preseason games, Smith compiled a line of 18-for-34 for 282 yards and two touchdowns, while Lynch went 18-of-37 for 180 and one TD.
On Friday, it looked as if Smith had bested Lynch, a former first-rounder, in the battle for the backup spot. Alas, it appears nobody won that battle.
As NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero pointed out, currently there are three teams — theBroncos,Coltsand theSeahawks— with only their starting quarterbacks on their active rosters, but there’s likely to come more roster wheeling and dealing in the coming days.