With the 2023 NFL season approaching, it's time for the NFL's annual Top-100 player rankings, with players league-wide casting their vote for the league's best. After seeing no Seattle players selected between No.81-100 in the highly-anticipated yearly reveal, cornerback Riq Woolen (No. 76) and quarterback Geno Smith (No. 77) make their debut on the list.
In a year's time, Woolen has become a household name in the Pacific-Northwest after a rookie campaign that concluded with a 2022 Pro Bowl nomination. The Day 3 selection from the University of Texas-San Antonio is now being regarded as one of last year’s biggest draft steals after tying for the league-lead in interceptions with six. The speedy 6-foot-4 corner was named the fastest player in EA Sports’ upcoming Madden 24 video game (98 speed) last week, and is now being recognized as one of the league's best players after one season.
"It was really an unusual occurrence," Carroll said. "He didn't have a play where he got hurt, he was in between plays, getting ready to go get lined up, and he felt something. It wasn't bad, then before the play started, he sat down; he felt something was wrong. Fortunately, everything went great, he's getting around terrific already. It's hopefully a four-to-six-week type of a deal. His attitude has been great. He never really accepted it when it happened, and it was such a weird occurrence. He just took it in stride and has been really positive about it. We should be able to get him back soon."
2022 was a year to remember for Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith, winning the 2022 AP Comeback Player of the Year Award. In his first campaign as a full-time starter since 2014 with the New York Jets, Smith led the league in completion percentage (69.8) and was named to the 2022 NFL Pro Bowl. While the 32-year-old enters his 11th season hoping to help the Seahawks improve upon last season's 9-8 finish that resulted in a Wild Card berth, his peers voted him amongst the league's best after a storybook season.
With players 71-80 being revealed Wednesday, we wait to see how many more Seahawks will grace the Top-100 in the days to come.
Take a look back at some of the best photos of Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith from the 2022 season.