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Geno Smith Achieves NFL History for Efficiency



Geno Smith

The success of Geno Smith so far this NFL season as the Seahawks’ starting quarterback has been well documented and impressive, but it’s important to realize just how good he’s been.

Most will see the yards, like throwing for 300 or more yards in back-to-back games for the first time in his career, yet his play requires digging a bit deeper. In addition to the yards and touchdowns he’s generating, Smith has been extremely efficient too. Throwing a lot of yards on a high number of attempts is one thing, but doing it while completing 77.3% of his passes.

As outstanding and hard to believe as this may sound, Smith’s completion percentage is the highest completion percentage through the first four games of a season for a quarterback in NFL history. Smith has converted 102 out of his 132 pass attempts to this point in the season. His current record is for a minimum of 125 passes in those games.

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.

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