The Seattle Seahawks are seeing an career revival from Geno Smith, but will it be good enough for them to not take a quarterback in 2023? The Seahawks are 6-5 and have just about shocked the sports’ world with their performance this year.
After trading Russell Wilson away to the Denver Broncos, the Seahawks had Geno Smith and Drew Lock in a quarterback competition during the 2022 offseason. Smith was declared the winner and it appears that decision was the right call.
Geno Smith has thrown for 19 touchdowns against five interceptions this year. He’s also completed 72.8% of his passes and has a passer rating of 107.9
He’s been nothing short of excellent, and his numbers would indicate that Seattle would be better than their record indicates. Surprisingly, their defense is now the weaklink of the team and if that unit could improve, Seattle could be a serious contender.
Geno Smith’s shocking season begs the question if the team should draft a quarterback in 2023? I only ask this because they currently have the third overall pick in the NFL draft, which originally belonged to the Denver Broncos.
The Seahawks look like they’re in a decent spot to take a highly ranked quarterback if they wanted. The other side of this is if the team believes that Geno Smith can be effective beyond this year. How often do we see a random career revival like this?
Josh Freeman had a year like this before falling off a bit. Daunte Culpepper had a great 2004 season before falling off rapidly. Matt Cassel broke out in 2010 before never returning to that type of play again. Unfortunately, there is some evidence to indicate that Smith’s 2022 season could be a one hit wonder.
If that’s not the case, and the team wants to take their chances on that, taking defensive players with their first round picks might make a ton of sense. This way their defense likely improves and allows them to be more competitive against better teams.