The Seahawks need one of many good tales of 2022 to proceed into the yr forward.
Geno Smith, the shock starter who elevated himself into the MVP dialog, takes his staff from Seattle to Germany in the present day to face the Bucs. Sources say the hope for the group is that Smith can even be their QB sooner or later.
The truth is, the Seahawks need each QBs again – Smith and backup Drew Lock. They’ve but to make a proposal to Smith, who is anticipated to be a free agent in 2023, to increase his contract, and people talks will happen after the season.
Nevertheless it seems to be like Smith has executed sufficient to persuade the staff that his star comeback is actual and spectacular. Unbelievably, Smith is third within the NFL with a 107.2 score, simply forward of… Patrick Mahomes and Joe Burrow. For a participant who hasn’t began in additional than three video games since 2014, it is outstanding. Thought-about a profession reserve till he beat Lock at coaching camp earlier than this season, Smith is finishing 73.1% of his passes and has thrown for two,199 yards.
Seattle has actually improved on offense since buying and selling Russell Wilson.
Smith’s indifference to his play was comical. He was requested on the NFL Community if he might have seen his sport and his staff’s sport coming.
“With out sounding cocky or smug, sure,” stated Smith, who then praised his staff’s work ethic and mentioned how it began at OTAs.
Lock and Smith get alongside nicely within the QB’s room, making a enjoyable ambiance in what might have been a clumsy scenario. The entire ambiance normally is enjoyable, and this week’s viral video from Seattle impromptu dance celebration in coaching in Munich confirmed that.
Internally, everybody is aware of this too: certainly one of Coach Pete Carroll’s finest qualities is instilling confidence in gamers and making it result in efficiency. This appears to have occurred right here.
A lot of the dialogue for the Seahawks this offseason has been about discovering a QB. They traded for Lock to compete with Smith, however have been by no means for Jimmy Garoppolo or Baker Mayfield. They stood.
And now, due to Smith’s stellar play, each he and Seattle are being rewarded for it.