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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith leads the team to a 17-16 victory over the Denver Broncos Monday Night Football.
WIN Afterwards, Smith delivered a succinct message to his critics: “They kicked me out. I won’t write back, though!” NFL@NFL
Smith was at his best in Monday’s win, going 23-for-28 for 195 yards and two touchdowns. In the first half alone, he completed his first 13 passes and went 17-of-19 from the field. A 10-year veteran, Smith has had a unique NFL career. He’s projected to be one of the most coveted quarterbacks in the 2013 draft after a strong showing at West Virginia. However, he reportedly dropped out of the first round after rubbing some teams the wrong way during the qualifiers. The New York Jets selected him with a second-round pick. Just starting out for a rebuilding team, Smith as a rookie and 12 touchdowns, 21 interception. His sophomore season wasn’t much better, as he pitched for 13 points and 13 picks. Smith was derailed in his third season in 2015 when he broke his jaw during a locker room dispute with defensive end IKE Enemkpali over a $600 outstanding debt. The following year he tore his ACL.
Smith served as a backup for the 2020 Seahawks with the Los Angeles Chargers and New York Giants before signing, where he reinvigorated own career. He’s played in four games in 2021, has three starts, and threw for 702 yards, five touchdowns and one interception.
31 – After beating Drew Locke at quarterback this offseason, the old Named the starter for the 2022 season. Monday’s performance proved Seattle made the right call.
The Seahawks will play the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.