3 Seahawks veterans that are having Pro Bowl worthy seasons

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Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith

I mean, Smith deserves to be named to the Pro Bowl, right? He isn’t going to be named the MVP of the league, though he should at least be considered if he keeps playing as he is. He would be named All-Pro, though again, he deserves some votes. But Pro Bowl? That should be a no-brainer.

Let me give you the raw statistics through Week 9. Smith is currently third in passer rating (107.2). He has the highest completion percentage in the league at 73.1 and no one else is even that close right now. He is fifth in touchdown passes with 15. In QBR (which factors in the entire play of a quarterback, running and so on, instead of just tossing the football around), he is fourth (68.1). He is ahead of guys like Lamar Jackson (5th), Tom Brady (17th), Justin Herbert (10th) and Russell Wilson (29th).

Is the playing of Geno Smith surprising? “Yes” would be the answer to most people. But not to Smith himself or to Pete Carroll. Carroll believed enough in Smith to basically give him the job this offseason as in training camp Smith was getting the vast majority of the first-team reps. We thought Carroll was a little crazy then. Now we know that we were the crazy ones.

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We 12s have to hope for two things for the rest of the season. One is that Smith stays healthy. Two is that he keeps playing at his current level. If both things happen, Seattle could make the playoffs. And also, the future quarterback for many seasons in Seattle might just be Geno Smith.