Let this season be a lesson to not write Geno Smith off, he won’t write you back. That’s because the Seahawks, who many thought were heading into a rebuild have outperformed their expectations through the first eight weeks of the season. I’ll admit that I, myself didn’t think he was the man for the job, but throughout the first eight games of the season, he has proved that he can help the Seahawks win.
After struggling in his three previous spots (Both NY teams and with the Chargers), Smith has been on a revenge tour this season, proving why he should be a starting quarterback in the NFL. He currently has the Seahawks at the top of the NFC West, with a record of 5-3, and led them to back-to-back wins over his former teams (Chargers and Giants).
As mentioned above, Geno Smith and the Seahawks are coming off back-to-back wins over the Chargers and the Giants. Smith was with NYG in 2017 and with Los Angeles in 2018.
Smith and the Seahawks will play the NY Jets in week 17 as the tour continues.
Geno Smith Stats and Rankings
Amongst the rest of the QBs in the league, he currently ranks eighth in passing yards, tied for fifth in passing touchdowns, and third in QBR, amongst those with more than 10 attempts. He ranks tied for third amongst pass throwers with interceptions (more than 50 pass attempts). He is also still leading all QB’s with more than 30 attempts in completion percentage.
If you want scouting, he is the No. 2 player at the position according to Pro Football Focus, trailing only Josh Allen. If you just have eyes, you know what you have seen.
Smith is playing like an elite quarterback for the Seahawks, without the money to show he is one. In fact, there are some backups making more than his $3.5 million, which ranks 36th at the position. Compared to when Wilson was making 45.5 Million, the Seahawks are saving a lot of money and getting the same level of play. That money saved has allowed and will continue to allow the Seahawks financial flexibility to pay and play at other positions. Yes, the Seahawks would have to re-sign him at the end of the year, and most likely give him a bigger contract, but still not nearly as large as Russell Wilson‘s.
Will the Seahawks continue to play at an elite level on the back of Geno Smith? That question is yet to be told, but so far this season though, Smith has proved the doubters wrong and has played better than his predecessor this season.
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