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Seahawks QB Geno Smith to Compete in Precision Passing Competition at Pro Bowl

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LAS VEGAS – Geno Smith’s memorable season will end with him being able to put his skills on full display among the best in the NFL.

Not only will Smith be a member of the NFC team in the Pro Bowl, but he will also take part in one of the skills competitions. Smith will compete in the Precision Passing event. This particular competition is presented by EA SPORTS Madden NFL 23 Mobile and within the Pro Bowl Games portion of the weekend. Each of the three quarterback from both the AFC and NFC Pro Bowl roster will battle it out in a one-minute accuracy competition, as they attempt to accumulate points by hitting as many targets as possible.

This could be an opportunity for the Seahawks star quarterback to shine based on the level of accuracy and efficiency he demonstrated throughout the 2022 season, his first as a full-time NFL starter since 2014. The West Virginia product 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.

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 wise for as many games in a row in one season are Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers.

Smith’s season earned him the honor of being a finalist for the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year award. He’s considered the favorite win the title after already being named the Comeback Player of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America and Pro Football Focus.

Minnesota’s Kirk Cousins and Jared Goff of the Lions will also compete while the AFC will be represented by Jacksonville’s Trevor Lawrence, Baltimore Tyler Huntley and Derek Carr of the hometown Las Vegas Raiders, who was a late fill in addition despite publicizing that his tenure with the Raiders has come to an end.

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