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Geno Smith Named Fox Sports’ NFL Midseason Comeback Player of the Year

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Geno Smith’s comeback season is now getting the national recognition it deserves.

Smith’s historic season through nine games now has award attached to it. The West Virginia football legend has been named the 2022 Midseason Comeback Player of the Year by Fox Sports. This honor was decided by a fan vote, but his numbers show it’s no popularity contest victory.

Entering Week 10, Smith has thrown for 2,199 yards, has 15 touchdown to only four interceptions and owns a 68.1 rating. He also has been among the most consistently efficient quarterback this season, completing a league-leading 73.1% of his passes. He is also in the top 10 in other key passing categories

After leading the Seahawks to a Monday Night Football win to open the season, Smith got emotional and made it known that he was well aware most people had counted him out at being able to be a successful starter in the NFL.

“They wrote me off. I ain’t write back though,” Smith proclaimed while being interviewed on the field following his Week 1 moment. What everyone didn’t realize then was that it wouldn’t just be a one-night feel good story, and that Smith’s magical comeback story has continued on throughout the entire season.

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But the 2022 NFL Geno Smith story has now fully transitioned from a feel good story to one that is is historic and needing recognized at the level it truly is. Historic? That’s right. Historic. Smith has been so efficient that it has reached being historic. Through his first 4 games this season, Smith’s completion percentage of 77.3% was better than what any other quarterback has ever posted off a minimum of 125 pass attempts in the history of the National Football League. Better than Brady. Better than (Peyton) Manning. Better than Montana. Better than Unitas. Better than Marino. Better than Rodgers. Better than any other quarterback you can name, all-time legend or otherwise.

Smith has been achieving NFL history while guiding the Seahawks to the lead in the NFC West, a spot not many thought they had a chance at ever being. His recent string of games even earned him the honor of being named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for October.

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All of this together makes Smith clearly deserving of any midseason honors, but the plan is for Smith to continue his great play and maybe even have a chance at earning more accolades for his work throughout the entire season.

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Mike Asti is an experienced media personality and journalist with a vast résumé and skillset, most notably with TribLIVE Radio, WPXI and 93.7 The Fan. Asti now serves as the Managing Editor of WV Sports Now, manages and serves as the lead host for Pittsburgh Sports Live and contributes to Steelers Now, Pittsburgh Sports Now and Nittany Sports Now. He also contributes to West Virginia's Metro News among other outlets.

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