Before the 2022 NFL season, there weren’t a lot of league-wide expectations for the Seattle Seahawks.
After trading away their franchise quarterback, Russell Wilson, the Seahawks were likely bound to finish as one of the NFL’s worst teams.
Nobody seemed to tell Geno Smith that, who has been having a career-best season under center for the Seahawks.
Although he is having great success, Smith still remembers his roots, and where he came from.
Geno Smith respect 🙌
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) December 8, 2022
Before becoming the Seahawks’ starter this season, Smith was the backup to Wilson for three seasons and only appeared in five games during that span.
Smith recognizes his unique situation as a long-time backup, and instead of speaking negatively about that time, he decided to turn that into a positive spin.
Being on an NFL roster is a rare feat, and at least publicly, Smith appears to be exceptionally grateful for his time as a backup.
Smith’s Incredible Season, Thus Far
Before the 2022 NFL campaign began, Las Vegas oddsmakers projected the Seahawks to win between five and six games.
Through 13 games, they have already won seven games, largely in part to Smith’s performance.
He has thrown for 3,169 yards, completed 72.7 perfect of his passes, thrown for 22 touchdowns, and only six interceptions.
Smith is third on the overall NFL leaderboard for touchdowns, fifth in touchdown passes, and fifth in overall quarterback rating as well.
The Seahawks are well on their way to a playoff berth, and Smith has certainly been a key contributor in doing so.
Will Smith be able to shock the world and win in the playoffs?