The Seattle Seahawks have already decided who their quarterback will be in 2023, and the answer isn't much of a surprise.
It was revealed on Saturday that the Seahawks plan to bring back Geno Smith in 2023, which will be his fourth season with the team.
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Smith will remain Seattle's quarterback in 2023 after turning in a stellar 2022 campaign. He stepped up to the plate following Russell Wilson's offseason departure, leading the NFL in completion percentage (69.8%) and earning his first Pro Bowl nod. He also finished with 4,282 passing yards and a 30:11 TD/INT ratio.
More importantly, Smith led the Seahawks back to the playoffs after they missed the postseason during a disappointing 7-10 season in 2021. Seattle improved to 9-8 under Smith, who rewarded the franchise for making him a full-time starter for the first time since 2014.
It also helps that Smith is well-liked by his teammates and coaches, which wasn't necessarily true of Wilson. Wilson often clashed with Seattle's coaching staff and has continued to have similar problems since joining the Denver Broncos.
The Seahawks are optimistic that the 32-year-old can repeat his success in 2023. He did cool off a bit down the stretch, so it remains to be seen if his 2022 was a sign of true progress or merely a fluke. Seattle can only hope it's the former.