The standards for QB have really fallen off around here. Wilson was god awful in 2021 (supposedly), and Geno has been much better (also supposedly.)

Taking Geno's two best stretches of play as pointed out by John Schneider is where things get interesting.

Geno-2022 First 9 Starts:

W/L: 6-3

Yards: 2199

Comp: 73.4%

TDs: 15

INTs: 4

Passer Rating: 107.4

Geno-2023 Last 7 Starts (Missed 2 games due to injury):

W/L: 3-4 (The defense was trash.)

Yards: 1822

Comp: 64.23%

TDs: 11

INTs: 2

Passer Rating: 98.0

Combined:

16 Games

365/528

4021 yards

26 TDs

6 INTs

Passer Rating: 103.1

For context:

Russell Wison's last season in Seattle (2021):

13 Games

259/400

3113 yards

25 TDs

6 INTs

Passer Rating: 103.1

Pretty crazy! Russell Wilson's washed up season in Seattle where he took a lot of heat playing with a busted right throwing hand, looks eerily similar to Geno's best two stretches in 2022 and 2023 stitched together.

I point this out to emphasize that they desperately need a franchise QB, and Geno is merely the bridge.

I stumbled into these numbers purely on accident, as I thought about what it would look like if Geno's 1st half of '22 and 2nd half of '23 were combined, thinking they would be MVP numbers. Instead to my surprise, they are just washed up Wilson numbers from 2021.

Where Geno stacks up against all 32 starters, currently.

Ranking all 32 QBs for the upcoming 2024 season:

01 Patrick Mahomes

02 Josh Allen

03 Joe Burrow

04 Justin Herbert

05 Lamar Jackson

06 Jordan Love

07 C.J. Stroud

08 Matt Stafford

09 Jared Goff

10 Aaron Rodgers

11 Kirk Cousins

12 Baker Mayfield

13 Trevor Lawrence

14 Brock Purdy

15 Jalen Hurts

16 Caleb Williams

17 Kyler Murray

18 Gardner Minshew

19 Joe Flacco

20 Russell Wilson

21 Dak Prescott

22 Geno Smith

23 Derek Carr

24 Tua Turnthaballova

25 Jayden Daniels

26 Will Levis

27 Anthony Richardson

28 Justin Fields

29 Michael Penix Jr.

30 Drake May

31 Bo Nix

32 Bryce Young