Everybody said that the Seahawks’ season was over before it began in 2022. That’s because they traded star quarterback Russell Wilson to the Broncos. Suddenly, they had one of the weakest QB rooms in the NFL, at least on paper. Most people thought that they’d tank with Drew Lock or Smith under center.
Nobody counted on Smith enjoying an incredible renaissance. The former Jets first-round pick was a model of consistency throughout the year. He threw more touchdown passes than either Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers. Smith also had the highest completion rate of the regular season. Meanwhile, Wilson flopped in Denver as they had a terrible season and fired their coach (via The Guardian).