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Former Mountaineer quarterback Geno Smith has had a terrific 2022 season with the Seattle Seahawks.
Not only does Smith have the Seahawks fighting for a playoff spot, but he is the presumed favorite to win Comeback Player of the Year.
Probably his best and most personal accolade so far is an accomplishment regarding an incentive with his contract. In a 23-6 win over the New York Jets yesterday, Smith became only the second quarterback in Seahawks history to pass for more than 4,000 yards in a season.
According to ESPN, this gives Smith a $1 million dollar bonus in his contract.
Geno Smith just earned a cool million dollars. His incentive package includes a $1M bonus for reaching 4,000 yards passing, which he's now done.
Becomes the second QB in Seahawks history with 4,000 passing yards in a season, per @ESPNStatsInfo. Russell Wilson did it four times.
— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) January 1, 2023
Smith has completed 70.2% of his passes for 4,069 yards and 29 touchdowns to 9 interceptions. He will have a chance to finish with a winning record next Sunday against the 5-11 Los Angeles Rams.