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Geno Smith Added to Pro Bowl Roster, Earning Honor for Second Consecutive Year



Geno Smith

The 2023 season may not go down as memorable for Geno Smith as what he accomplished in 2022, but he will be capping it off the same way – with a trip to the Pro Bowl.

Smith was added to the NFC’s Pro Bowl roster on Tuesday as a replacement for Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford, who withdrew from the game due to injury. This gives the WVU Sports Hall of Famer his second consecutive Pro Bowl honor.

Even though Smith’s season was a drop in production and success from his remarkable comeback story of the year before, Smith still kept the Seahawks in playoff contention until the last week of the regular season.

In honor of his Pro Bowl selection, the Seahawks posted an almost 20-minute long video of Smith’s highlights.

Smith finished the season with 3,624 yards passing, 21 total touchdowns and nine interceptions. He also completed 64.7 percent of his passes in 15 games. In typical Geno Smith fashion, he kept his season in perspective after the season finale despite missing the playoffs.

“Circumstances shouldn’t dictate your mood or your effort. We fight no matter what,” Smith said after Seattle’s 21-20 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. Smith was responding to a question about how he stayed motivated after learning his team no longer had a chance to return to the postseason.

Geno Smith Keeps Things in Perspective Despite Missing Playoffs

The 2024 Pro Bowl will be held in Orlando, Fl on Sunday, Feb. 4. A skills competition will take place a few days before on Thursday, Feb. 1.

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