In a season where so much bad football is being played, we've all needed something fun to root for. Every week, Gaming Society picks one inspirational athlete to bet $10 on. This week, we're ALL IN on Seahawks QB Geno Smith and the Seattle Seahawks.

1. Geno Smith wasn't even considered a lock to win the starting QB job.

Now he's got the second-best odds (+135) to win NFL Comeback Player of the Year over on FanDuel Sportsbook. Even more surprising? He has the seventh-best odds (+3200 — Bet $10 to win $320) to win 22-23 MVP. That's better odds than Tua Tagovailoa, currently tearing up the NFL.

2. A "career backup" is now dominating over other stars in the league.

Entering Week 9, Smith has more passing yards than Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford and Kirk Cousins. He's got more passing touchdowns than Justin Herbert, Kyler Murray and Tom Brady among others. He has the fourth-best NFL passer rating.

Have yourself a year, Geno.

3. "They wrote me off. I ain't write back, though."

Geno's well aware of the public's perception of him. He just doesn't particularly care. He's said his success hasn't surprised him because he knew his capabilities.

We all need a little of that Geno dog in us!

4. Our favorite bet: Seahawks to win (+114)

The Seahawks face the Cardinals this week, and Geno Smith has been 10x the quarterback that Kyler Murray's been. With Geno Smith under center, we're all in on rooting for this Week 9 underdog.

Bet $10 to win $11.40 profit for a take-home total of $21.40!

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