After starring at West Virginia in school, Smith had a rocky first two NFL seasons with the New York Jets earlier than shedding his beginning job in 2015 thanks partly to a damaged jaw suffered when teammate IK Enemkpali punched him in a preseason locker room altercation. Smith then spent the following seven seasons as a backup with the Jets, New York Giants, Los Angeles Chargers and Seahawks.
Coming into the NFL as a beginning quarterback and rapidly changing into a backup may injury many gamers’ confidence, however Smith saved issues in perspective when requested about that interval of his profession.
Smith beat out Drew Lock for the Seahawks’ beginning quarterback position previous to the 2022 season following Seattle’s blockbuster commerce of former franchise quarterback Russell Wilson to Denver for a bundle of gamers and draft picks — together with former Broncos starter Lock.
Since then, Smith has turn out to be a revelation for the Seahawks. The 32-year-old has a league-best 72.7% completion share, 3,169 passing years and 22 touchdowns — all simply profession highs already.
He has solely thrown six interceptions, practically a decade eliminated after throwing 34 over his first two seasons within the league.
Smith has been on the other trajectory as his former teammate Wilson ever since Smith and the Seahawks beat Wilson and the Broncos on Monday Night time Soccer in Week 1. The Broncos have sunk to 3-9 and final place within the AFC West, whereas Wilson has endured criticism for each his on-field play and pregame habits.
Smith, in the meantime, was named “Greatest Breakout” in a midseason poll of FOX Sports NFL reporters and was named the midseason Comeback Participant of the 12 months by each Colin Cowherd and the NFL on FOX social media fan vote.
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