It may not have been as impressive of a performance as some of Geno Smith’s other games this season, but it was enough to win.
Smith and the Seahawks beat their NFC West division rival Arizona Cardinals 19-9 on Sunday. The former West Virginia quarterback completed 20 out of 31 passes for 197 yards. He also had to endure being sacked 5 times.
It remains to be seen how this game impacts Smith’s standing as the leader in multiple passer categories. He entered the week leading in completing percentage and quarterback rating. Smith posted a 82.3 rating against the Cardinals, which is significantly lower than the mark he’s recorded in most games this season.
The 2022 season has been one of personal achievements and milestones for Smith. His composition percentage through the first 4 games were the best for any quarterback in history. The recently inducted WVU Sports Hall of Famer also surpassed 300 yards passing in back-to-back 300 games for the first time in his pro career.
Smith was inducted to the WVU Athletics Hall of Fame earlier this year. He remains as one of the most prolific players in school history as the all-time passing yards and passing touchdowns leader with 11,662 yards and 98 touchdowns. He played from 2009-12 before being a second round selection by the New York Jets