Pro Football Focus (PFF) is a lot of things to a lot of people; not all of them good. For Geno Smith, through the first 10 weeks of the season, PFF is a veritable playground.
As the Seahawks enjoy their bye week, Geno’s PFF grades are:
- Passing: 82.5
- Running: 81.4
- Overall: 85.9
Those proprietary grades have him ranked as the league’s 4th, 6th, and 4th-best quarterback, respectively.
To give that some context, the only quarterback who ranks higher than Geno Smith in all three categories is a guy whose mom doesn’t want announcers calling him Pat.
Not too shabby for a guy that darn near everyone wrote off (at worst) and/or considered a game manager (at best).
For most of us, this isn’t a big surprise. Smith has, after all, been leading the league in completion percentage from the very start and has shown that he can run Shane Waldron’s offense like he’s teaching a master class in efficiency.
By almost every measure - EPA, DVOA, % of passes that are catchable, QBR, passer rating, etc. - Geno is a Top-5 or Top-10 quarterback.
But here’s one that might surprise you ...
Courtesy of PFF:
❌✍️ pic.twitter.com/sLjU7sRXXm— PFF (@PFF) November 17, 2022
No one - NO ONE - is better than Geno Smith on throws that travel 20+ yards in the air.
Methinks we should hear some GE-NO chants when the Las Vegas Raiders come to Lumen Field next weekend.
Until then, enjoy the bye week Mr. Smith; you’ve certainly earned it !!