Where Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith ranks among NFC QBs

The AFC is loaded with top-end quarterbacks, but the NFC...not so much. Where does Geno rank in the NFC though?
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Quarterbacks 8 through 5

8: Justin Fields - Chicago Bears

Fields is tremendous with his legs (he ran for a crazy 1,143 yards last year) and has a strong enough arm. But he hasn't truly shown he can be consistently accurate. He also hasn't had much help in his two-year career as far as fellow offensive weapons. This year he will have DJ Moore to throw to, however, so his passing numbers should improve as well.

7: Kirk Cousins - Minnesota Vikings

Kirk Cousins is a very good quarterback as long as a team has zero hopes of winning a game in the playoffs. You like 4,000-yard a seasons from your starter? Cousins is your guy. But he is 1-4 in the postseason. He doesn't have bad numbers in the playoffs, but he lacks the killer instinct that a great QB has. Plus, if you put any of the other top quarterbacks on this list in Minnesota then the Vikings are probably better.

6: Jared Goff - Detroit Lions

I never thought Jared Goff was as bad a quarterback as many people thought he was with the Los Angeles Rams. Goff got a bad rap with the Rams that he wasn't overly intelligent and was somehow a Sean McVay-created system quarterback. And yet, he seems just as good, if not better, with the Lions after having gotten away from McVay.

5: Derek Carr - New Orleans Saints

I think Carr is a good quarterback, but not a great one. He's been in the league long enough now that were he going to elevate his game, he would have. Basically the Saints can expect 25 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions and about 4,000 yards passing from Carr this season. He'll guide the team to a 9-8 record which might just be good enough for the team to make the playoffs in the NFC South.