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Geno Smith Expresses Gratitude for Honor of Leading Seahawks as Captain



Geno Smith presser

To no surprise, being named a captain by his teammates means more to Geno Smith than any other individual honor.

Soon after the Seahawks announced their captains for the 2023 season, Smith was asked by the media about how he felt when he heard the news.

“It means a lot to be selected as a captain, to be honored by my teammates, it means a lot. It’s something we all strive for and I appreciate them voting me as captain,” said Smith. The last time Smith was a captain of any football team was his final year at WVU.

The reigning NFL Comeback Player of the Year will be one of two offensive captains for Seattle as he will share the honor with wide receiver Tyler Lockett. Smith being named a captain caps off his off-season with one final exclamation point.

Geno Smith Earns Honor of Being Named Captain of Seahawks

He followed a new big contract by being placed on the league’s list of its top 100 players. This prestigious group, which is voted on by the players themselves, has Smith at number 77.

This came soon after Smith received a rating of 81 in the video game Madden, placing him just outside the 10 best quarterbacks in the game.

The WVU legend is coming off a season in which he threw for 4,282 yards with 30 touchdowns and only 11 interceptions. He completed a league-leading 69.8% of his passes, posted an 100.9 rating overall and also ran for 366 yards and scored a touchdown on the ground. Smith’s individual success allowed the Seahawks to reach the postseason as a Wild Card.

At one point, Smith’s season reached historic levels in terms of efficiency, tying an NFL record for the most consecutive games completing at least 60% of his passes and doing it with an 80 or better rating. The only other quarterbacks to ever be that consistent efficient for as many games in a row in one season are Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers.

While in Las Vegas at the Pro Bowl, Smith put his season into perspective during a chat with our Mike Asti.

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