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Tuesday Round-Up: Seahawks' Geno Smith Earns Pro Football Focus' Midseason Comeback Player of The Year Honors

Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith earns Comeback Player of the Year honors from Pro Football Focus for his efforts up to the midway point of the 2022 season.

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Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Tuesday, November 1 — about your Seattle Seahawks.

Geno Smith Named Midseason Comeback Player of the Year

Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith is living out the script of a football move, as the West Virginia University alum continues to thrive in Year 10, his first as a starter since 2014. With the 2022 NFL season nearing its midway point, Pro Football Focus releases its midseason superlatives. Seattle quarterback Geno Smith earns Comeback Player of the Year honors as the 5-3 Seahawks sit atop the NFC West

Through the first eight games of the season, Smith has completed 181-249 passes for 1,924 yards and 13 touchdowns. Currently ranking amongst the top-10 passers in every major statistical passing category, Smith continues to blossom in his second season with the Seahawks.

Pro Football Focus writer Marcus Mosher spearheads the midseason awards, ranging from MVP to Coach of the Year. Mosher breaks down Smith's selection as Comeback Player of the Year, beating out New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley.


The only other player who has a real chance of winning this award this season is New York Giantsrunning back Saquon Barkley, who has been incredible through Week 8. In any other year, he would take home the award without question. But how can you not be impressed with what Geno Smith and the Seahawks are doing?

_For the first time since 2014, Smith was an opening day starter for a team. He had started a combined four games since the beginning of the 2015 season before this year. And what has he done so far in his eight starts? He's led the Seahawks to a 5-3 record and a first-place standing in the NFC West. _

Not only are the Seahawks playing well with Smith, but he's also having a breakout season. He is currently PFF's No. 2-ranked quarterback in PFF grade (88.4), behind only Josh Allen (90.5). In addition, Smith ranks third in big-time throw rate (6.3%) and has a career-high 107.2 passer rating.

Smith has been outstanding this year and is playing like one of the best quarterbacks in the league.

In Seattle's Week 8 game against the Giants, Smith completed 23-34 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns. Smith is also one of four quarterbacks to attempt over 300 passes and throw three or fewer interceptions. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll discussed Smith's moxie leading the Seahawks to another one over his former team (2017).

"He's the real deal," said Carroll. "This is the real -- we're seeing, there's no mystery he's going to run out of gas or something. It's not like that. He knows exactly what he's doing and he shows you week in and week out, throw after throw after throw. There's nothing for us to hold him but in the highest of expectations really. What a thrilling story for the kid. He just hung in there so tough and outlasted it, and now he's enjoying all the fun of it. He did great."

As Smith nears personal career-highs in all categories, Seattle is rolling on a three-game win streak. Smith and the Seahawks prepare for a rematch against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 9. 

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