3 burning questions the Seahawks offense must answer at training camp in 2023

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Will Seahawks QB Geno Smith be just as accurate in 2023?

Geno Smith likely won the starting quarterback job for the Seahawks earlier in the offseason of 2022 as he knew the offense and the Seattle coaching staff knew what they had in him. He seemed like the safer option than newly acquired Drew Lock who came to Seattle in the trade that sent Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos. But Smith cemented his place as the starter with pin-point accuracy in training camp.

Smith's level of accuracy in 2022 was so high, in fact, that he led the NFL in passing accuracy (69.8). The great thing was Smith was also accurate in the short time he started in 2021 (68.4 percent) in 2021, too. But there is more to accuracy than just completing a pass. It is putting the ball where only a receiver can get it, or leading a receiver to an open space. Smith was good for most of 2022, but he also got away with a few passes that probably should have been intercepted.

In training camp this year, Smith will be going up against what should be a defense that plays the pass better. The Seahawks drafted cornerback Devon Witherspoon and added safety Julian Love. Smith can't simply show up to training camp, throw passes that would be turnovers in real games, and be outplayed by Lock.

Sure, Smith is going to be the starter at the beginning of the 2023 season. But if he is less accurate in training camp and forcing passes he shouldn't and that rolls into the season, Seattle likely will replace Geno with Lock at some point. Remember that Smith is only really signed for one year and if Smith is causing the season to go south then it makes sense to put Lock in and see what he can do. And this all starts in training camp.