Last season would have been considered a stunning and fairytale-like campaign for the Seattle Seahawks and their quarterback Geno Smith. Remembered for his painful draft fall in 2013, and subsequent failures and embarrassment with the Jets, it appeared that Geno's career was at best carrying a clipboard.
Then, on a fateful March day in 2022, the franchise was changed forever when John Schneider and Pete Carroll traded legendary QB Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos for a massive haul of picks and players. While the world thought the Seahawks would be one of the worst teams in 2022, Geno Smith had other plans.
Projected to win between 4-5 games, the Seahawks went 9-8 and secured the final wildcard spot in the NFC. Projected to be the backup by most, Geno not only won the starting job, but he proceeded to have a historic season. Smith completed 69.8% of his passes for a franchise-record 4,282 passing yards and 31 total touchdowns. His stellar play earned not only a Pro Bowl nod but also the Comeback Player of the Year award. This season was a shocker to just about everyone except…Geno Smith.
3 reasons why Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith will win the MVP award in 2023
Smith has been adamant that he believes he's always been capable of this level of play, and there's zero concern that this is some flash in the pan like the NFL has seen from guys like Tommy Maddox or Derek Anderson. Geno's not one of those guys, and I think he may be loading up for an even bigger year for the Seahawks.