Geno Smith on why he hasn’t gotten more games as a starter: ‘We all know what it is’

Geno Smith was allowed to start three games for the Seahawks last season when Russell Wilson went down with a finger injury. It was the first real chance he had as a team's QB1 since the 2014 season with the Jets. For a player who came into the league with a lot of hype as a second-round draft pick, that's not a lot of time on the field.
In a Twitter post this morning, Smith claimed "we all know" why he stopped running as a starter in this league.
We're assuming it has something to do with his skin color, especially considering he's been lower down the depth chart than Bryce Petty and the Ghost of Eli Manning over the years.
Whether you can handle the truth or not, the fact is that black QBs have historically not been given the same opportunities as whites, even when they are athletically superior. The fact that Colin Kaepernick and Cam Newton are currently free agents while guys like Mason Rudolph and Sam Darnold still have NFL jobs speaks for itself.
Luckily for Smith, Pete Carroll is on the right side of the matter.
This summer, Smith will compete with Drew Lock for the right to replace Wilson as Seattle's QB1. Unless the team comes up with a better option like Baker Mayfield, we expect Smith to win this fight and start Week 1 against the Broncos.
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