Seattle Seahawks: Grading Geno Smith’s unprecedented 2022 season

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The final grade for Seahawks QB Geno Smith for 2022

In my opinion, the iconic “but I ain’t write back” line set the tone for this season. Geno heard the noise. He knew he would not only have to prove himself to the world but more importantly, to his teammates. Yes, he was a member of the Seahawks for 2 years prior to him starting and guys saw him in practice. But, he was never given the role of being the CEO.

I thought this season was a great testament to the character of Geno Smith. His resiliency was on display all year long. His work ethic won his teammates over. He checked off every box he needed to as the season progressed.

When the Seahawks needed to win a shootout, that’s exactly what Geno did in Week 4 against the Lions. In the following Week 5 against the Saints, Geno rallied this offense from two scores down in the second half to help them take the lead in the 4th quarter. When they needed Geno to be a game manager, he delivered. When everyone kept questioning whether or not he can lead a game-winning drive, he did so at the most critical time of the season in Week 18 to help the Seahawks make the playoffs.

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As he mentioned in the post-game presser after the Wild Card round, the Seahawks embraced him. This team is 100 percent sold on Geno being a part of their future plans. Quite frankly, so am I. I think we can confidently say this was no fluke season put together by Geno Smith. He is here to stay.

Grade: A