Smith, an undrafted free agent in 2015, has spent the previous two seasons as Ezekiel Elliott's primary backup, gaining 359 yards (3.6 YPC) and five touchdowns on 99 attempts. In addition to his performances on the run, Smith caught 28 of his 35 targets for 262 yards (7.5 YPT) and one touchdown while also contributing on special teams. He made his first career start during a 30-27 loss at Baltimore in 2016 and finished with 95 rushing yards and a score while adding 42 receiving yards.
In 2017, Smith took over as the starter after Elliott was suspended for the first six games of the season for violating league rules. He led the Cowboys with 1,272 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns while also catching 43 passes for 498 yards and another score. His 13 rushing touchdowns were a team record and he became just the third player in franchise history to reach the 100-yard mark twice in a single season. Smith was named the NFC's Offensive Player of the Month for September after he had nine rushes for 96 yards and a touchdown while also catching four passes for 67 yards. He ended up winning the Bert Bell Award, given to the nation's best center, after helping the Cowboys rank second in total offense (477.8 ypg) during the regular season.
In 2018, Smith started all 16 games for the first time in his career and led the team in rushing for the fourth consecutive year with 743 yards and seven touchdowns. He also added 44 catches for 394 yards and a score while playing some linebacker when needed.
Smith went 14-of-23 throwing for 218 yards with a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's preseason defeat to Arizona. Cardale Jones is competing for Philip Rivers' backup role. Jones got the start as Rivers rested. While Smith was the more outstanding player, he was up against second- and third-string defenders. That doesn't mean much since this is college football and players get hurt during the season.
In Saturday's game, Smith showed off his strong arm by hitting Thomas Braford in the end zone from 51 yards out. He also displayed good touch when he dropped back and found DeVonn Parker down the left side for a 28-yard gain. However, he missed on several other throws including one that was intercepted by Justin Layne at Arizona's 1-yard line.
Overall, it was another successful summer for Geno Smith. He'll look to continue his strong play in 2016 while competing with Jones for the No. 2 job.
16 years He played 14 seasons in the NFL with the 49ers, Chiefs, and Washington after being drafted first overall by San Francisco in the 2005 NFL Draft out of Utah. Smith threw for 35,650 yards and 199 touchdowns in 167 starts. He also rushed for 2,219 yards and 26 scores.
He was named MVP of the NFC Championship Game after leading the 49ers to a victory over Seattle in 2013. A week later, he turned 36 years old.
After starting six games for the Redskins in 2015, Smith was replaced by Kirk Cousins. He finished his NFL career with a record of 76-63 as a starter.
In January 2016, Smith joined the Dallas Cowboys as their quarterback for the final four games of the 2015 season after Dak Prescott was injured. He started one game for the Cowboys in 2016 before being released at the end of the season.
Smith signed with the 49ers on March 17, 2017. However, he was released a month later after struggling during training camp.
He returned to Kansas City in October 2017 when the team hired him as their backup quarterback. He will be 34 years old in April.
Currently, Smith is the second all-time leader in passing yards (35,650) and touchdown passes (199). He is also third in completion percentage (60.9%).
The Raiders selected him 11th overall in the 1990 NFL Draft. He went to Arizona and Alabama for collegiate football. Smith signed a four-year, $7.6 million contract deal with the Raiders following his third season. Smith, on the other hand, opted out of his contract and left the NFL in 1997. King's 1963 address combines denunciation of current injustices against black people with increasing confidence about the future. To define the situation of black people in a prosperous and strong society, two words stand out as setting the tone: "injustice" and "promissory note." Injustice refers to any type of discrimination against blacks, whether it is racial or not (for example, gender injustice). Promissory note describes what happened to blacks after slavery was abolished through legislation known as "affirmative action." This act provided jobs and education opportunities to blacks who were denied them otherwise. The problem was that they had no way to pay for these things; hence, the term "promissory note." The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination in employment practices, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 prevented states with a history of racism from changing their voting laws without federal approval. These acts are affirmative actions toward blacks that let them compete equally for jobs and public offices.
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Smith appeared in all 16 games during the 2012 season, recording 58 tackles and six sacks. Smith was supposed to switch to outside linebacker in the 3-4 style used by the Saints' new defensive coordinator, Rob Ryan, for the 2013 season. However, after DeMeco Ryans' departure in free agency, Smith announced he would continue playing inside on defense instead.
The Saints selected Smith's former USC teammate Matt LeFevour in the first round of this year's NFL draft. The team traded up in the second round to select South Carolina State cornerback Corey Whitehead.
Smith has since signed with the Miami Dolphins as a free agent. He will be replacing Jason Taylor at middle linebacker.