Seahawks QB Geno Smith Leads NFL In This Crazy Stat So Far

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Coming into the 2022 NFL season, expectations were low for the Seattle Seahawks. They decided not to address the quarterback situation in the offseason, instead having a training camp battle between Geno Smith and Drew Lock.

Smith was entering his third season with the franchise as he was Russell Wilson’s backup in 2020 and 2021. This offseason he was given a chance at becoming the starter with Wilson getting traded to the Denver Broncos.

Lock was one of the players in that trade package sent to Seattle. While he showed a few flashes during the preseason and in practice, he was behind the eight-ball when it came to overcoming Smith. Ultimately, his experience with the system and the steadier play won out as Smith was named the starter.

Smith has been about as good as you could have hoped for if you are the Seahawks. He led the team to a victory over Wilson and the Broncos in Week 1, providing the franchise with at least one marquee win in what could be a very long season in the greater northwest.

While his performance wasn’t as strong in Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers, Smith remained efficient. Just how efficient has he been this season? As pointed out by StatMuse, Smith currently leads the NFL in completion percentage, as he is connecting on 81 percent of his pass attempts.

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Right behind him on that list are MVP candidates Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes. Allen has completed 75.4 percent of his passes while Mahomes comes in at 73 percent.

It is certainly shocking to see Smith atop this list after two weeks. It isn’t likely a spot that he will hold onto, but if he can continue connecting with receivers at a healthy clip, the team’s offense will at least be respectable this season.

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With wide receivers D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett to get the ball to, Smith does have some weapons to work with. Rashaad Penny and rookie Kenneth Walker III are likely who Seattle wants to run their offense through, but Smith has at least shown, thus far, he can competently move the ball with efficiency through the air.