Week 4 in the NFL had another great set of games and showed off some of the league’s best players.
It appears every week a new player breaks out and has a huge performance.
This week was no different.
Now through one month of the season, some star players are beginning to supplant themselves in major award races.
Without further ado, here are three players that shined in Week 4.
Geno Smith, Quarterback, Seattle Seahawks
After trading Russell Wilson in the offseason, naming Geno Smith their starting quarterback was not the most exciting news for Seahawks fans.
But, after seeing him play in Week 4, it is hard to not be impressed with the veteran.
Smith led the Seahawks to an incredible 48-45 victory on Sunday.
He scored three touchdowns in the game including two passing and one rushing.
Smith also added 369 yards of total offense.
Many thought Seattle would be the worst team in the NFL in 2022, yet through four weeks they sit at 2-2.
Smith had a 91.3 QBR and 132.6 passer rating in the game.
This was arguably the best game of the 31-year-old QBs career.
A list of QBs with 75% completion, 1000 yards and 5 touchdowns this season:
1. Geno Smith
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— StatMuse (@statmuse) October 2, 2022
The Seahawks continue to surprise the league by winning games and playing well.
Smith has even outplayed Wilson this year, something no one saw coming.
The resurrection of the former first-round pick will be something to continue to watch this year.
Austin Ekeler, Running Back, Los Angeles Chargers
The Los Angeles Chargers running back has finally broken out.
Austin Ekeler was expected to have a huge season as the lead back on this great offense.
But, he struggled to get going in the first three weeks.
In Week 4, Ekeler was dominant as both a runner and receiver.
He ran the ball 13 times for 60 yards and two touchdowns, along with six receptions for 49 yards and one TD.
.@AustinEkeler's THIRD touchdown of the day!
— NFL (@NFL) October 2, 2022
The LA offense needed every bit of this production from their running back.
This was his highest rushing total of the season for Ekeler in both yards and yards per carry (4.6).
He even ripped off an explosive 20-yard run which was his longest of the season.
The 27-year-old running back needed this performance to help get his team back in the win column.
Look for Ekeler to be one of the most utilized running backs over the rest of the season.
Josh Jacobs, Running Back, Las Vegas Raiders
When you think of the Raiders offense the first names that come to mind are Derek Carr, Davante Adams, and Darren Waller.
But, many people forget about how good their running back is.
Josh Jacobs is playing in the final year of his contract and showing he deserves more money.
In a must-win game for the Raiders on Sunday, Jacobs rushed 28 times for 144 yards and two touchdowns.
Arguably, this is one of the best games Jacobs has played in his entire career.
.@iAM_JoshJacobs came hungry today 🍽
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— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) October 2, 2022
He carried the Raiders’ offense as they struggled to get much going through the air against the Denver defense.
The former first-round pick is now fifth in the NFL in rushing yards and his 4.8 yards per carry this year are the most since his rookie season.
The Raiders will look for Jacobs to remain a big part of their offense moving forward.
He will help them control the clock and give their offense an added dimension.
Las Vegas is 1-3 on the year but they have the players in place to get back into the hunt.